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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Edge View Post
    yes caught a big boar the other day.

    A bit. Doing other things, trying to keep up.
    A big bore , never mind plenty more wimmin out there lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Edge View Post
    What i see here is a teaser, just a page.

    When is the book 'Tankies world' coming out.
    Any book by any tanker/tankie will be the same as i would write ,we all did the same gig , inc civvy life after the fact m8 , except when i left i turned to pro entertainer , singer / guitarist / errrrrrr comedian lol . Tried bands ,trios / duos / but went off on my own , a lonely life but rewarding without the band type arguments , lots of perks and minge benefits etc etc hahahaha ,,my axe which now lives elswhere , sob .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankie View Post
    In case you don't know what's happening in the Middle East.

    President Assad ( who is bad ) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels ( who are good ) started winning ( Hurrah!).

    But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State ( who are definitely bad!) and some continued to support democracy ( who are still good.)

    So the Americans ( who are questionably good ) started bombing Islamic State ( who are bad ) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) so they could fight Assad ( who is still bad ) which was good. By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS ( which is a good thing ) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they're good and giving them guns to fight IS (which is good) but that is another matter.

    Getting back to Syria.....

    So President Putin ( who is bad, cos he invaded Crimea and the Ukraine and killed lots of folks including that nice Russian man in London with polonium poisoned sushi ) has decided to back Assad ( who is still bad ) by attacking IS ( who are also bad ) which is sort of a good thing?

    But Putin ( still bad ) thinks the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans ( who are good ) who are busy backing and arming the rebels ( who are also good).

    Now Iran ( who used to be bad, but now they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons and bomb Israel are now good ) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad ( still bad ) as are the Russians ( bad ) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.

    So a Coalition of Assad ( still bad ) Putin ( extra bad ) and the Iranians ( good, but in a bad sort of way ) are going to attack IS ( who are bad ) which is a good thing, but also the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) which is bad.

    Now the British ( obviously good, except that nice Mr Corbyn in the corduroy jacket, who is probably bad ) and the Americans ( also good ) cannot attack Assad ( still bad ) for fear of upsetting Putin ( bad ) and Iran ( good / bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS ( who are super bad).

    So Assad ( bad ) is now probably good, being better than IS ( but letís face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there ) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS that may now make them Good. America ( still Good ) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr Putin ( now good ) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran ( also Good ) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now Bad or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS ( still the only constantly bad group).

    To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims ( Assad and Iran ) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War, and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as Good ( Doh!.)

    Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal ( mmm.might have a point.) and hence we will be seen as Bad.

    So now we have America ( now bad ) and Britain ( also bad ) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels ( bad ) many of whom are looking to IS ( Good / bad ) for support against Assad ( now good ) who, along with Iran ( also Good) and Putin ( also, now, unbelievably, Good ) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started?

    So, now that you fully understand everything, all your questions are answered. This by the way started 1,400 years ago which is bad.

    Hmmmmm bet ya smiled at this .
    Sure did. I like it when its simplified.

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    Here's my take on it, very briefly:

    Assad (naughty boy, bad) - supported by Iran (bad) and Russia (bad)

    Syrian Arab Republic chose to align itself with the wrong team many years ago and has not totally submitted to Anglo-American world order (bad mistake), among other possible mistakes.

    Russia and Iran supposedly working together due to alignment of interests, shared opposition to American hegemony, but in reality Russia is no friend of Iran.

    US (bad), UK (bad), France (bad), Israel (bad) et al (bad) all want Assad gone. This has been made clear on numerous occasions throughout the conflict.

    Syrian rebels (bad) and ISIS (bad) both supported by the US, UK, Israel et al. either publicly or secretly (very bad).

    Conclusions:
    1. There are no good guys in this fight.
    2. An American strategic victory is likely, although it may be some time yet before we see it.
    3. Next stop Iran (and probably Hezbollah).

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    Welcome Cyrus. It customary for new WAB members to introduce themselves here; http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/sho...61571&page=130 and no doubt the moderators will moan if you do not.

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