WHY AUSTRALIA SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE SYRIA CONFLICT

TOPICS UNREST-CONFLICT-AND-WAR, GOVERNMENT-AND-POLITICS, WORLD-POLITICS, FOREIGN-AFFAIRS, DEFENCE-AND-NATIONAL-SECURITY, AUSTRALIA, SYRIAN-ARAB-REPUBLIC FIRST POSTED APRIL 15, 2018 12 15 36

ANY POTENTIAL AUSTRALIAN MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA NEEDS TO CONSIDER THESE FACTORS.

Our alliance with the US would survive us declining a role in Syria.
Photo: The air strikes were confined to Syrian military infrastructure to avoid Russian and Iranian casualties.
The Syrian war has killed over half a million people, almost all by conventional weapons.

Why Australia should stay out of the Syria conflict Updated April 15, 2018 15:32:54 The Western strikes on Syria have raised the question: what if Australia is asked to join potential future...

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6th April, 2017 1382

AUTOPSY 'SHOWS CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED IN SYRIA ATTACK'


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