Comment: Re Russian support for Syria

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Re Russian support for Syria

A dominant motive behind Russian foreign policy for over a century, through Tsars, Soviet Premiers, and Presidents, has been to acquire a Mediterranean port - which they have in Syria. Don't underestimate the importance of Syria to Russia, or think the Russians will let Assad be replaced with a pro-US regime without a fight. US intervention in Syria could be far more dangerous than our interventions in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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