November 7, 2012

Welcome to Syria, the New Jihadist Paradise

Ayham Kamel, The Call

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During their fight for the White House, President Obama and Governor Romney made clear they do not believe Syria poses a substantial enough threat beyond its borders to require direct foreign intervention on the ground. Take a closer look. Even if intervention is not a realistic option just yet, it's hard not to notice that Syria's problems have become its leading export.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Jihadists, Syria


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A Jihadist Group Prospers in Syria
Jackson Diehl, Washington Post
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Can the West Influence Syria's Rebels?
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American Amateurism on Display in Syria
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How to Establish a Moderate Syria
Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
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