Uncovered: Russian-syrian-iranian axis

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    Might be worth keeping in mind as to the real reason Russia vetoed the UN resolution pertaining to Syria and its solidarity with the Iranian nuclear program...
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    Russia-Syrian-Iranian common defense pact
    24 July 2006 : Russia, Iran and Syria have entered a defense pact that is in the process of altering the balance of power in the entire Middle East. Russia’s part in the pact has been kept relatively secret for a long time. But the facts reveal a long steady Russian commitment to the Iranian nuclear program and arms supply to Syria.
     
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    Will be interesting to see if this comes true...
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    Gul: Iran, Russia will change toward Syria
    March 3,`12 (UPI) -- Iran and Russia's only choice is to join the international opposition to President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria, Turkish President Abdullah Gul says.
     
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    I refer to it as The Axis of Intelligence.
     
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    As if you had any to make such an assessment.
     
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    Granny thinks we oughta nuke `em whilst we can...
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    How Powerful Is Russia?
    March 6, 2012 - A day after Vladimir Putin reclaimed the Russian presidency, protesters took to the streets, questioning his victory amid claims by opposition leaders and European observers of widespread election fraud.

     
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    Panetta reluctant to commit military to Syria...
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    Military resists calls to intervene in Syria
    March 7th, 2012 - America is working to remove al-Assad's regime in Syria through diplomatic pressure, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Wednesday, but he warned against U.S. military intervention.
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    Effects of Instability Spill Over to Syria's Neighbors
    March 7, 2012 — As the bloody conflict in Syria enters its second year, it is inflicting economic stresses and uncertainties on the country’s neighbors.
     
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    Russia supported Syria because Syria was a customer for Russian munitions.
     
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    Iraq helpin' Iran help Assad...
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    Iraq lets Iran fly arms to Syria despite U.S. protests
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 - The U.S. has made several requests to Iraq to stop it
     
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    Uncle Ferd says its gonna be another Rwanda with the Arab League sittin' on their hands like the ANC did...
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    As Syrian Deaths Mount, No Unified Response From U.N. Security Council
    May 30, 2012 – Kofi Annan, the U.N.’s special envoy to Syria, has described Friday’s massacre of more than 100 people as a “tipping point,” but another U.N. Security Council discussion of the crisis on Wednesday looks unlikely to produce any strong action while Russia continues to oppose a unified stance against Damascus.
     
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    waltky; et al,

    There have been many discussion on just how successful US intervention was in Iraq and what return on investment we might expect.

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    When I was in Iraq, we had a national strategy, with a metric to determine our success.

    I'm not sure that the NSC had in mind an Iraq that openly supported the Syrian Regime and the Iranians acting in direct support of the Assad Government.

    But then, I always misinterpret US Foreign Policy on exactly what we achieved.

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