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sopinile | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM via web

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What is your response to this article about Iraq aiding Syria?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/world/middleeast/for-iraqis-aid-to-syrian-rebels-repays-a-war-debt.html?_r=1&ref=middleeast

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM (Answer #1)

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My response is that this shows that the Syrian situation could become a major problem for the entire region.  The reason for this is that it might be degenerating into a religious conflict between Muslim sects.  If this conflict becomes a conflict between Sunni and Shi'a, it could lead to a wider fight in the Middle East.  In theory, Iran might get drawn in to protect the Shi'a in Syria.  This conflict might also spread and, for example, reignite the civil war in Iraq between Sunni and Shi'a that was raging a few years ago.

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