Ron Posted July 16, 2012 Share Posted July 16, 2012 A lot of horrible things occurring in Syria at this point, reminiscent of what happened in Libya a year ago. However, with Syria, things appear to be in a much graver state. Could this trigger a third world war in which several major nations are involved? I mean, the conflict in Syria has caused international controversy, with Russia, China, and a few other countries backing up Bashar al-Assad, Syria's dictator, and the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom believing in humanitarian rights versus sovereign rights. It also seems al-Qaeda is interested in taking over Syria, infiltrating the country and starting plans to take over the weakened nation. This is something that you'd think would instantly grab the US's attention, yet it hasn't, which makes me wonder where the government's priorities are at. With such a strong al-Qaeda presence in Syria, I don't understand why our military cannot not just go in and kill two birds with one stone. However, if we were to invide, Russia would most likely combat our forces, considering they're adamantly opposed to military intervention (because they feel military intervention would force Bushar out of power, whom they support). However, al-Qaeda has clearly stated that their motives are to incite further conflict, undermine peace efforts, and expand the conflict into neighboring countries (Israel is already readying itself for invasion), directly affecting the United State's economy which the world is reliant on, thus starting international conflict and instability that will directly stall all economic recovery efforts. They then would to lead a global jihad and install their beliefs across one enormous superpower. The al-Qaeda spokesman also notes: "If this sounds far-fetched, it is sobering to consider that this virtually describes the downfall of the Soviet Union." Thoughts? Did I get any facts wrong? Is it an exaggeration that this could all lead to a third world war? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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