May 28, 2014

A Snapshot of the Mideast's Dysfunction

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Here's a question that's been nagging me for a while: Why don’t the Arab states that provide so many weapons, and so much funding, to the Syrian opposition, and that also demand greater U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, just intervene themselves?

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TAGGED: Gulf Cooperation Council, Middle East


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