For my two cents, that self concern demonstrated by Russia, Iran, Turkey and others is essentially what all countries do, except that some are more meddlesome than others and some use economic and other means to achieve their goals. As for non-democratic Russia and Iran fostering "democratic institutions" in a new "Syria" state - I can think of some well known fairy tails for any believer in this one.SteveFoerster wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pmOh please. Russian and Iranian policymakers don't give a shit about Syria either, other than for their own geopolitical manoeuvring.Sertorio wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:23 pmNo, because neither cares about Syria. If I was living in Canada I would make sure you would never be my lawyer...Milo wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:10 pmAmerica is a great Christian country and Israel is a great Jewish country. That should be enough to guarantee respect of the Syrian diversity.Sertorio wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:34 amRussia is a great Christian country and Iran is a great Shia Muslim country. That should be enough to guarantee respect of the Syrian diversity.SteveFoerster wrote: ↑Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:46 pmGiven that neither Russia nor Iran are open societies, that would seem a rather unlikely outcome of their patronage.
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