Damascus Completely Cleared of All Militant Groups After Syrian Army Defeats ISI

Damascus Completely Cleared of All Militant Groups After Syrian Army Defeats ISIS in Yarmouk

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FelixCulpa
FelixCulpa

@Philip Carino I'm not talking about unsupported conjecture, or things that can't be proven true. Assad has unquestionably received both Russian and Iranian military assistance. That's not debatable. The US has launched a couple dozen cruise missiles at his country, amongst sundry other hostile acts like arming assorted anti-Assad militias. I don't believe there's much question as to which way the cat will jump when Assad has to decide who his friends are. I do believe ISIS is a threat, and am glad to see their area of influence shrinking. What I'm not convinced of is that US interests in the region will be well served by having Assad in power in Syria.

Philip Carino
Philip Carino

ISIS is the legitimate concern. Assad may or may not yet be a concern because most reports about him can't yet be proven true or just propaganda because they're in civil war conflict now yes? It's better to support a current regime that people rely on than a terrorist group who wants to see the world burn

FelixCulpa
FelixCulpa

Not really sure I see that letting a Russian and Iranian backed dictator consolidate his power (despite the efforts of US troops) is "progress for the region". Sure, less ISIS/DAESH is good, but this is not a case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". The enemy of our enemy in this case is just an enemy we haven't fought yet.

A_Chapman
A_Chapman

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Also, it's worth mentioning that Syrians trying to get away from this war are still not allowed in the U.S. because of Trump's travel ban.

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