Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…
Zaron Burnett III

Impressive and balanced. Rather than scapegoat one particular nation or tribe, you show how many parties were involved and why they made such catastrophic decisions.

I’m very far from a specialist but I seem to notice the same problem of tribalism in stories about the Middle East, Africa and even the USA (North ~ South), Korea…and even in my own tiny country of Belgium. Used as a weapon it tends to explode in the face of whoever wields it, but if you don’t you’re also fucked. I wonder how tribal loyalties and religion are connected in the Middle East? Or is this a really naive question?