We should invite all our enemies to fight in Syria

Some people are upset that the Russians are launching bombing strikes in Syria.  And that the Iranians are sending in ground troops to fight.

I say, the more, the merrier.  The participants there are ISIS, which is thoroughly evil; the "Western-backed" rebels, which include al-Qaeda (al Nusra), which is thoroughly evil; and Assad, who is thoroughly evil.  The Russians, who have been busy assimilating parts of the Ukraine, are not exactly allies, either.  I think they need another Afghanistan experience to demoralize their country, and I think Syria fits the bill.  They are defending an ethnic group that is only 15% of the country.  There is no way they will ever win.  They will kill a lot of radical Islamists, and take casualties themselves, which may distract them from their European acquisitions.

Iran will be sapped as well.  It has spent a lot of money, and now, by spending troops, it will lose a lot of its radical Revolutionary Guards.  Again, they are fighting against 85% of the population who are not Shi'ite-oriented.  There is no way they will ever win.  All sides will take casualties.

Given that, why should anyone object?  This is not a strategic area for us; this doesn't involve a key ally, or access to oil fields or an important waterway.  I say let all our enemies deplete themselves.  There are no real "Western-backed" rebels, unless you count the five we trained recently for 500 million dollars.

The only exception is the Kurds, who occupy the northern fringes of the "country."  As long as the Russians leave them alone, we should let them all wear each other down.  It's the perfect place, an insignificant part of the world, and all our enemies are migrating there, like the perfect mousetrap.

You know how people take their big dogs to work out their energy so they will be behaved well the rest of the day?  Think of Syria as one big lethal dog run that keeps the dogs drained and relatively well-behaved.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Some people are upset that the Russians are launching bombing strikes in Syria.  And that the Iranians are sending in ground troops to fight.

I say, the more, the merrier.  The participants there are ISIS, which is thoroughly evil; the "Western-backed" rebels, which include al-Qaeda (al Nusra), which is thoroughly evil; and Assad, who is thoroughly evil.  The Russians, who have been busy assimilating parts of the Ukraine, are not exactly allies, either.  I think they need another Afghanistan experience to demoralize their country, and I think Syria fits the bill.  They are defending an ethnic group that is only 15% of the country.  There is no way they will ever win.  They will kill a lot of radical Islamists, and take casualties themselves, which may distract them from their European acquisitions.

Iran will be sapped as well.  It has spent a lot of money, and now, by spending troops, it will lose a lot of its radical Revolutionary Guards.  Again, they are fighting against 85% of the population who are not Shi'ite-oriented.  There is no way they will ever win.  All sides will take casualties.

Given that, why should anyone object?  This is not a strategic area for us; this doesn't involve a key ally, or access to oil fields or an important waterway.  I say let all our enemies deplete themselves.  There are no real "Western-backed" rebels, unless you count the five we trained recently for 500 million dollars.

The only exception is the Kurds, who occupy the northern fringes of the "country."  As long as the Russians leave them alone, we should let them all wear each other down.  It's the perfect place, an insignificant part of the world, and all our enemies are migrating there, like the perfect mousetrap.

You know how people take their big dogs to work out their energy so they will be behaved well the rest of the day?  Think of Syria as one big lethal dog run that keeps the dogs drained and relatively well-behaved.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.