• #6
    I've never heard of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, but apparently they're a lot less clueless than most peace groups judging by that statement. Of course Iran could help, if it wanted to, which it doesn't. For the past 25 years, Iran has mostly dedicated itself to destabilizing other countries in the Middle East. Syria has been an exception because the Assads have been allies of Iran. Iran would rather see Syria emroiled in civil war than see Assad replaced by a government that would be less eager to assist Iranian schemes.
  • #9
    "I've never heard of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace..."

    That went right past me... nice catch.

    The CEIP funding page.

    These are just the far left groups/people that I recognize. Many others look like likely Leftists

    Open Society Institute
    The Rockefeller Foundation
    Jamie Gorelick and Richard Waldhorn
    Ford Foundation
    Foundation for Global Community
    GE Foundation
    General Motors
    Flora Family Foundation
    Levi Strauss Foundation
  • #4
    i say we bombard their airways with American Idol reruns and if that doesn't work we will condemn them and as a last resort ,we will strongly condemn them,may allah have mercy on us for our (shock and awe) tactic's
  • #2
    Syria has been in a state of low-level civil war since last year. Syria is and has been an Iranian satellite. If all you are interested in is a cessation of hostilities... Iran is the best positioned to accomplish that.

    The problem I have is that I have no idea what outcome would be best for individual Syrians. I can't tell who would come out on top if Assad is toppled. Islamists or moderates. If it's Islamists that would win out in a power struggle then maybe Assad's better. If the moderates would gain power? I say get rid of Assad. And that would mean NOT being in favor of cessation of hostilities until Assad is deposed.

    Like I said... I don't know what to think.

    Here's an article from an English Language Iranian News source.

    Official: Iran, Russia, China Support Annan's Peace Plan in Syria