Whose side are we on in Syria? It’s complicated…via The Times

Below is the gist of a letter in the Times today from David Talbot. obama2

“Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad. Moscow is now reported to be helping Assad against ISIS.
Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi in Egypt.
But Gulf states are pro Sisi. Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood.
Iran is pro Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood. Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US.
Gulf states are pro US. But Turkey is with Gulf States against Assad; yet Turkey is pro Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf states.  The Turks don’t like the Kurds.
The case for intervention is therefore clear isn’t it – but whose side are we on?

Mr. Talbot concludes:  “PS – I thank Mr KN al-Sabah in the FT for the explanation which you should all cut out and send by post or email to your MP to make sure they have their eyes open before the debate in Parliament and Cameron, Hague etc. talk about bombing people.”

Update:  We’re all in it together!  Do President Obama and David Cameron know they are fighting on the same side as Al Qaeda? via The Independent.

One response to “Whose side are we on in Syria? It’s complicated…via The Times

  1. Ban ki Moon (UN) says there are other actions that can be explored rather than an air strike. He said when weapons have been used in the past, it has only meant more bloodshed and has urged the US and the UK to consider other options.

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