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Following Trump Netherlands cuts losses
The Netherlands stops supporting Syrian rebels, ahead of Idlib offensive
"Dutch support for the rebels has `not had the desired effects', the ministers said."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 10th, 2018 at 06:47:16 PM EST
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Exactly - almost!

Dutch Gov't Admits Support for Salafist Jihadists in Syria

... and no, the Dutch didn't deliver military goods. ;)

By agreement with Western allies these were provided by Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. After the initial provisions, the UK and the US were more deeply involved in sending military equipment as well. Much of it ended up with the extremist groups linked to Al Qaeda and ISIL which evolved into ISIS. In early stages of the civil strife the West used the Islamic State as a proxy for a new front in the goal to overthrow the Assad regime.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 at 05:33:39 AM EST
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