Comments on: Seven unlikely events in the fight against Islamic State, and their likely outcomes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/17/seven-unlikely-events-in-the-fight-against-islamic-state-and-their-likely-outcomes/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: captainbwana http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/17/seven-unlikely-events-in-the-fight-against-islamic-state-and-their-likely-outcomes/#comment-99048 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:47:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35787#comment-99048 An excellent example of parallel analysis. On other sites there is far too much stress on playing to the crowd rather than in-depth on-the-ground, “réal politique” analysis. Saudi Arabia’s vulnerability both external and internal is papered over, but a succession battle there could be a game-changer. Similarly the mobilisation of radical Sunnites in Turkey could prove devastating to existing strategies. A mutual tolerance understanding with Iran would also change the strategic balance in the Middle East as would additional Russian support, notwithstanding “domestic” (US/UK/French oïl-companies’… interests.

There is in general a tendency to pander to the latest “human rights scandal” and limit or modify strategy accordingly. An in-depth assessment of alternative medium-term strategies is critical but will require strong nerves on the domestic front.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/17/seven-unlikely-events-in-the-fight-against-islamic-state-and-their-likely-outcomes/#comment-98765 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35787#comment-98765 I somewhat agree with GotTime. Particularly with regards to not being depressed. Politicians use fear to help control us. These lame dolts in the middle east are not a real threat, but they are the best our fearless leaders could get to try and impress us with the way they protect us. It’s simply a scam for control here. Hey republicans where is that ebola out break we knew that Obama was bungling. Maybe Reuters can tell us where that is. This seems like a real story. When these politicians and there minions in the press use these fear tactics isn’t it incumbent upon them to revisit the supposed existential threat and tell us how they prevented our ultimate destruction? Just how did the republicans prevent the ebola outbreak, and how many terrorist deaths happened under Obama that they would have prevented. The terrorists and ebola are coming to get us and destroy us. Thank God for the republicans.

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By: GotTime http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/17/seven-unlikely-events-in-the-fight-against-islamic-state-and-their-likely-outcomes/#comment-98564 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:51:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=35787#comment-98564 The only thing I’m depressed about is that these animals on both sides aren’t killing each other fast enough. Noff said.

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