I think an anime about the 3rd golf war could be a mecha anime that takes place in 2016 because of the Japan vs America robot duel. If they give some back story and if the insurgents are steeling weapons.
When I look at the Syrian civil war i think about the religious demographics of Syria. Most people who live in Syria are Sunni Muslims. Most of this country’s political and military leaders are from the Christian and Alawite minorities. The religious conflict between the Sunni Muslims has been going on for a few decades. This problem began when Bashar Al-Assad’s father Hafez Al-Assad launched the 1963 Syrian coup d’etat. He created an alliance of Christians , Alawites, and other minorities. This alliance overthrow the soviet backed Syrian communist party and replaced it with the Assad regime. Hafez Al-Assad crushed a few uprisings when he was president. I think that the conflict in Syria has gotten worse because Bashar Al-Assad is not as brutal as his father was. He gave his people a small taste of freedom when he began the process of modernizing Syria. His moderation plan included letting the people of Syria have access to the internet. This came back to haunt him when the Arab spring began. That is why there is a conflict inside the Assad regime. There are some people inside the regime who blame his weakness for the uprising. There are some of them who say that they will continue to support the Assad regime if Bashar Al-Assad steps down and is replaced by his younger brother Maher Al-Assad. They see him as a strong leader because he is a general and commander of the republican guard a branch of the army which is reasonable for defending Damascus. There is also a conflict inside the Syrian rebels. There is a jihadi terrorists organisation called ISIS that has been disowned by the AL Qaeda chapter in Iraq because they believe in an interruption of Islam that is just too extremist for them. ISIS is also fighting against some of the more moderate rebels in the Free Syrian Army (FSA). I do understand that not all of them are jihadi terrorists but some of them are and I don’t want to take any chances by arming them.
When I look at the Iraq war i think about all of the Shiite Sunni violence in Iraq. This is a conflict that has been going on for more than a thousand years. It started after the prophet Muhammad died. There was an argument over who would be his successor. This is a problem which became even worse after Saddam was overthrown. During the american occupation of Iraq the country saw the rise of new Shiite militants like the Mahdi Army which was supported by Iran the Shiite heavyweight in the middle east and Islamic state of Iraq a Sunni terrorist group which was supported by Saudi Arabia. They did have a civil war in Iraq in 2013 because of the Shiite Sunni violence they had after the Arab spring in 2011 which turned into a all out civil war in 2013. The Islamic state was created by the Arab spring uprisings in Iraq and Syria.
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