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Donald T should also get shot of our freeloading ex-PM 'Teflon Tony', who didn't do much for Middle Eastern affairs when he was given the job before (after leaving office, dumping his No.2 Gordon Brown in the deep end).
Yes, Prime Minister would have a decade more of story lines. Although, one can overlay the current politics to align with their previous story lines. Cheers
Somebody here who's done his groundwork - how did you come by this prize piece of information Mike? (It probably all started with the Crusades, so the West ends up shouldering the blame again). I'd give this one 'Best Answer' status, Phoenix.
Alan: I wanted to know who they are since they don't wear uniforms. The winners of WWI carved up the mid-east into zones of influence without any regard for religion or ethnicity. They wanted to create chaos in order to control the oil.
'Ship these folks back with hope...' and resurrect the Caliphate, aka IS. That's all it would achieve. Then we'd be back to square one. Might as well give al Qaeda the weaponry and let them get on with it. It's Assad we've got to see off.
BS Alan. Why couldn't we keep 1 million safe in a 100 square miles?
why not just re-establish the crusades, with modern weapons of war, and force them all to be christian or get killed? from there we could move in on the various asian religions so on and so forth.
One country the US never 'colonised' is Syria. The French had it post-WWI after the Arabs under Colonel Lawrence threw out the Turks. The French held it until WWII, when the Free French 'took it off' Vichy's hands. After WWII it became an Arab state
Then the US should leave them to do whatever they do, they're an independent nation who should defend and police themselves without outside interference.