Enemies of Your Enemies

I suppose it was inevitable. When two people start fighting sometimes others join in. It is never advisable unless you are sure who the good guys are and who are the bad guys. In Syria many different groups are fighting against the government of President Assad. If President Assad were to be overthrown by this revolution there is no doubt that the groups who fought to overthrow him would start fighting among themselves and even within each group there would be those who would fight in that group for leadership. When you get a chance to run a country the stakes are high and there are many people willing to play those stakes. The outcome is always the death of the innocents and that will be no different in Syria than it was in Iraq when Saddam Husain was overthrown, or in Afghanistan, when the Taliban were overthrown or in Yugoslavia, when Tito died or in Libya when Gaddafi was overthrown. Continue reading