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Whisky Tango Foxtrot | Part 3: Syria

Afghanistan and Iraq are horror stories of their own, but Syria is the real tragedy. Syria was not really doing much during the Bush years, and part of the Obama years. They weren’t friendly, but they weren’t being bombed either. The spring of 2011 in known as the Arab Spring. It was the time when several Arab nations had revolts that overthrew their dictators and longtime leaders. Tunisia kicked it off where it was done somewhat peacefully. Egypt was the next big move. It was more bloody there, but the Egyptian president eventually resigned. Libya was very bloody. What started as protest became a civil war. It was a war so big it involved a NATO air campaign and US support. It ended in six months with the horrid killing of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Then there was Syria. Syria start...
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot| Part II: Iraq

For those who didn’t get the title’s pun, it is the use of the phonetic alphabet for WTF. That is the current situation in Middle East and throughout the entire Global War on Terror. The GWOT is its actual name since 2001. Sometimes I have to remind myself. Remembering so is the first step to understanding why so many countries are involved. Right now, the key states of main conflict is Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Within the fifteen years, there’s been a lot, and eventually future TAMIU student will likely be spending a semester studying the topic, but I’ll be here to explain it the best I can for you understand. Last month we left off in Afghanistan. We explored the events of 9/11 and the beginning of the Global War on Terror. What began in Afghanistan swiftly spilled to another countr...
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