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    This whole "Black injustice in America" thing has almost become the IT thing to bring up and give attention to in the Facebook, Twitter age. I doubt it's much worse if at all than it was even in the recent past.

    I'm not sure if it even helps much and instead just adds fuel to the fire. Certainly when you consider the way these things get handled and turn out.

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    While European countries are bickering over who should take in how many refugees, why aren't wealthy Arab countries stepping forward?

    Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states - BBC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    While European countries are bickering over who should take in how many refugees, why aren't wealthy Arab countries stepping forward?

    Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states - BBC News
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    UN security council is failing Syria, Ban Ki-moon admits | World news | The Guardian

    Interesting article regarding the present refugee situation

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    What do you guys think of Russia intervening in Syria? Attacking ISIS with increased force would have been good but looks like Russians are attacking the rebels more and therefore strengthening Bashar Asad. It will be a sad outcome if the moderate rebels bear the brunt of the attack.

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    Moderate rebels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Moderate rebels?
    Non-ISIS anti-Assad groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Non-ISIS anti-Assad groups.

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    Are there no moderate rebels against Asad in Syria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    Are there no moderate rebels against Asad in Syria?
    I am not too informed about the conflict but all the names going around like isis, al qaeda, al nusra etc are apparently pretty extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    Are there no moderate rebels against Asad in Syria?
    There are.

    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    What do you guys think of Russia intervening in Syria? Attacking ISIS with increased force would have been good but looks like Russians are attacking the rebels more and therefore strengthening Bashar Asad. It will be a sad outcome if the moderate rebels bear the brunt of the attack.
    The short term consequence of Russia getting involved will be that Assad's regime will get a new lease of life. But without Russian collaboration and boots on the ground(someone has to do it), you are not defeating iSIS.

    So yes you will be left with Assad, but the world has always made these decisions. We opted for monsters like Stalin, Churchill and Truman over Hitler and Mussolini.
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