Syria – Fool’s Errand

Syria is a small country, barely 20 million people, with a GDP as small as the city of Edmonton. It has never been in the western orbit.

It was a Soviet client state during the Cold War, and is now a colony of Iran. The Russians still have a naval base in Syria’s port of Tartus.

What is the west’s interest here, other than to not get entangled in it?

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