Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Follow up on Blowback: Stratfor article on Post-Gadhafi Libya and the Syrian Conflict

Stratfor has a free article on Post-Gadhafi Libya, summary, the fall of Gadhafi released a pressure valvue that had kept tribal and regional rivalry at bay. What does this mean in Syria? Syria, like Libya, and much of the mideast, has a conplex web of regional, religous, and tribal affiliations that need to be taken into account before foreign policy action can be taken.  It took Europe almost a thousands years to coallesce into modern nation states.  The concept of an Englishman, Frenchman, Italian, or a German is very old. The concept of Libyans, Syrians, Israeli, or Iraqi is not nearly as entrenched.

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