August 8, 2012

Syria Proxy War May Rip Apart Mideast

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

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Western and Gulf regime support for rebel fighters isn't bringing freedom to Syrians but escalating sectarian conflict and war.

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TAGGED: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, United States, Syria


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