The Syrian Proxy War: A World War III-esque Summary

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    From Zero Hedge ...

    “ ... Now that the tense standoff between Ankara and Moscow looks set to usher in a new phase in the conflict characterized by world powers engaging one another directly, we though it an opportune time to take inventory of who is who and what is what in Syria which just might be remembered as the theatre for the start of a third world war. ...”

    And what are the West going to do ....

    Tuesday 1 December 2015
    “ WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to send a special operations intelligence and strike force of between 100 and 150 troops to Iraq to conduct raids on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, a senior Defense official told USA TODAY Tuesday.
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress about the extra troops Tuesday but did not specify how many. The Defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to comment publicly on details of the new force. The team will include intelligence analysts and special operations troops skilled in conducting raids, the source said. Often those troops include Navy SEALs and the Army's Delta Force. ...”

    Tuesday 1 December 2015
    “ Germany’s cabinet has approved plans to send up to 1,200 troops to the Middle East as part of a multi-million euro mission to support the fight against Isis.
    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has stated that armed forces will not fight or launch bombing missions, but work to support countries including France, the US and Russia.
    A proposal for Germany to send Tornado reconnaissance jets, refuelling aircraft, a frigate to protect a French aircraft carrier and the supporting soldiers necessary for the deployment was approved by the cabinet this morning and will go to a vote in Germany’s parliament later this week. ...”

    Tuesday 1 December 2015
    “ The United Kingdom is divided over the decision to extend air strikes into Syria, according to figures from a new polling organisation.
    With the vote in the Commons on Wednesday now expected to give David Cameron a substantial majority in favour of British bombers targeting Isis inside Syria, voters in Scotland and the rest of the UK hold divergent views on the need for further military action.

    What could possibly go wrong ?, it maybe time to rethink our “dangerous” alliances.
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