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Syria and declining NATO


NATO is organization which lost original purpose and has not found yet new role. Cold war is over, most members of former Warsaw pact are now in EU and NATO. There is no force on planet which would gain anything by invading NATO and considering industrial and technological potential, it would be mission impossible. In attempt to find new role, NATO deployed in Afghanistan and things are not going well. In Libya, it achieved regime removal, but outcome cannot be yet called unquestionable success. If Libyan outcome happens in ethnically lot more diverse Syria, result would be all-out civil war. Without at least half a million NATO soldiers on the ground, it would either finish with massive ethnic cleansing or with collapse of country, splintered in several statelets. Chances for true democracy would be slim with NATO forces on the ground for 5-10 years, or slim-to-none without them. So much for military intervention in Syria...
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