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Jim Morin

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    I see Mr Morin gets his information from that excellent source, the US Intelligence agencies. But maybe not, since he’s 75% correct, which is about 75% higher than the US Intelligence agencies score on these exams.


    As Mr Morin correctly portrays, Hezbollah and Iran are Assad co-religionists and Russia is an old strategic partner, so all three are strongly backing Assad and are hoping he wins. (There’s one hand with no label, so I’m not sure if Morin got it right. The correct answer is China.)


    But Al Qaeda is on the other side. And unlike France, who supported the Protestants in the Holy Roman Empire against the Catholics (since that weakened the Holy Roman Empire and strengthened France’s position in Europe), Al Qaeda is NOT a state actor, and only supports its co-religionists, so it’s on the opposite side from Assad. (One Syrian told me that many of the Al Qaeda fighters think they’re in Palestine killing soldiers in the Juice army.)


    The question is, ‘If Assad goes, do we know what we’ll get?‘


    The correct answer is ’Yes.’ But, as I said, the US Intelligence services always get it wrong.

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Another good comment, Michael.
    Perhaps Mr. Morin included Al Qaeda because it is an organization that thrives in environments of political and social chaos?
    All of these ‘Muslims" at war with each other because of nuanced disagreements in what ’the Prophet’ meant when he wrote the Qu’oran. And in the USA, the mother of a friend of mine says it saddens her that a nice person like me is going to go to hell because I refuse to recognize that only those who worship at Southern Baptist Churches are going to go to heaven. Just like the Catholics, Jews, and Muslims.
    All these reilgions based on the words of people who told us “God is Love”. So, why is there so much hate and intolerance in religious people. The most obvious reason is that it’s not really about religion or God, its about control of water, land, oil, and other resources. Its not about salvation, but wealth and power.
    One day, I expect I will either find out the truth or, not care. But as I do expect to find out the truth, I look forward to the reaction of those who do evil in the name of God.
    I just hope the Southern Baptist lady is wrong. Eternal burning in hell would suck.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, over 1 year ago

    I’m reminded of a comment made by an Israeli official at the start of the Iran/Iraq war when he was asked which side Israel favored. His reply was something along the lines of “We’re only hoping for casualties”. Syria has become, unfortunately, a fight between different terrorist groups. I see no reason for the US to get near this unless it’s to make sure one side doesn’t get eliminated too quickly.

  5. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, over 1 year ago

    Where’s the arm for Obama?

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    It’s been reported that Hezbollah is actually losing support from some of its backers for siding with Assad. Who knew that you could damage your claimed goal of defending oppressed common Muslim people when you fight for a guy oppressing common Muslim people?
    A serious problem is that a lot of the people who clamor for an American invasion of Syria don’t care in the least about its people or the balance of power in the Middle East. They just want a quagmire on the hands of a Democratic president so that they can retroactively justify what happened in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  7. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Respectful, I don’t want to turn this into a revival meeting, but I’ve got to tell you — the “God of love” you reference indeed did not devise the idea of a fiery hell. That’s from another source entirely. In fact, when people were “passing their sons and daughters through fire” as part of a religious ritual, the Bible record says it was something that “had not come up into [God’s] heart”, i.e., he did not approve. And when Adam sinned, he was not condemned to a fiery eternity. He was simply to return to dust. There’s more, of course, but ’nuff said.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The u.s. has a long history of backing psychopaths whenever in our interest, like Pinochet and even Saddam, until he became an inconvenient truth.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Anyone who pays attention knows that Syria is turning into another Shia/Sunni war by proxy. Al Qaeda has been flocking to the rebel side.

    France also allied with the Islamic Ottoman Empire against the Holy Roamin’ Habsburgs. The French even stooped so low as to try to ally themselves with Henry VIII.

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