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Don’t rush war on terror

By Phil Gurski      

We need to shift our efforts from hammering at the most obvious nail to taking the larger scenario into consideration when we decide what action to take (or not take as the case may be). I sincerely hope that my Cassandra-like premonitions about Syria are wrong: I fear they are not.

Phil Gurski says focusing exclusively on destroying the IS and 'worrying about Syria later' will likely lead to more chaos, more bloodshed, and possibly a much more dire situation down the road. Photograph courtesy of YouTube

OTTAWA—I have come to the conclusion that Westerners—and Western governments—are not very patient. It is not clear, as least not to me, whether this is due to our 24/7 news cycle, the constant availability of, and distraction from, social media, or the very nature of our capitalist society where results are measured quarterly and not necessarily long term. In any event, rushing to do things seldom ends well and that is certainly true when it comes to the

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