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  1. Pesqueeb

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    Is this where it starts? :tinfoil:

     
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    I thought I head on the radio Turkey is appealing to NATO under their treaty for them to get involved as well.
     
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  3. Pesqueeb

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    I heard this last night as well. Russia and China have so far sided with Assad, so........
     
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    the kind that want to blow themselves up?
     
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    Hey Turkey!!

     
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  8. Pesqueeb

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    Given the rebellion, I'd say Syria is also finding that smaller people also hit back.
    But I don't think that government is really all that great at learning anything at all.
     
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    Getting worse.
     
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    There was a segment on 60 minutes last week about Syria, it's very bad. Essentially since the west has "abandoned" the rebellion, they have turned to Islamic fundamentalist for help. One region in Syria is under the equivalent of "Taliban" control. 60 minutes showed captured gov't troops being executed without trial......it's brutal stuff.
     
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    at least, back in the day, world wars could only be started by a handful of huge countries in the world...
    now, pretty much any psycho in control, has the ability to send us back to the stone age.
     
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    Fascism is making a comeback in Europe as well.

     
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    That's not entirely true. WW1 was initiated by Austria-Hungary and Serbia.

    Then the larger countries joined the fight.
     
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    Meh, wouldn't go that far. "World Wars" of any consequence can still only be started (or elevated) by countries with the industrial capabilities and technological know-how to do so. The biggest threat would be a short to medium range nuclear attack, whether it's Iran vs Israel, India vs Pakistan or North vs South Korea (or North Korea vs Japan). For a small event to truly get out of hand would require specific involvement of those major powers, something that they've been reluctant to do (see: Korea in the '50s, Vietnam in the 60s/70s, Afghanistan in the 80s). Even though Russia/China is supporting Syria, if the Western powers went on a full-scale attack as in Libya chances are Russia/China wouldn't intervene militarily. The most drastic action would probably be supplying the Syrian army, something that they did in Vietnam and we did in Afghanistan.

    We're at the point where any large-scale war would be far more economically devastating (even for the winner) than maintaining the status quo.
     
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    This.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Franz_Ferdinand

    Is Syria the powder keg of our time? Methinksnot.

    The economies and power structures of modern countries have become too globalized and intertwined. Something very drastic (such as dante's scenario) would need to happen to start a world wide conflict.

    Honestly though the end game of WW3 would be total global annihilation by way of nuclear weapons. No one wants that so I'm not too worried.
     
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    Ditto this and what Dante said. IMO our biggest threat is non-state actors using some sort of (I hate this acronym) WMD, be it chemical, bio or dirty. I think the threat of some nsa making a fission device is pretty low. State actors are Iran and N Korea in that order IMO. Iran seems pretty unhinged but N. Korea seems to be Chinas biotch so I'm not worried there.......
     
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    FTFY ;)


    Hmm or maybe 2.0 I guess for the digital era?
     
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    speaking of dr strangelove
     
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    We're talking about a guy who is slaughtering his own people. While it's true most of his army is currently involved in domestic house keeping, let's not discount the fact that Assad clearly haz teh crazy.
     
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    I am glad we were able to bring democracy to the middle east.
     
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    Brass Balls. Maybe NSFW. No gore or blood but, you know, war stuff.
     
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    Kind of makes me wish for those halcyon days when we just used Assad to torture people for us.
     
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    Saw a bit on NPR where the UN believes the Syrian rebels used Sarin gas...........
     
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    saw that blurb too. now we've got accusations that both sides are using it.
     
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    What if they gave a war and nobody came?
     
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    maybe watt can update this.....

     
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    No oil, no care.
     
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    Something, something Franz Ferdinand.