History UsefulNotes / TheArabSpring

22nd Sep '16 3:57:02 PM jormis29
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* The premise of ''13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'' by MichaelBay.

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* The premise of ''13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'' ''Film/ThirteenHoursTheSecretSoldiersOfBenghazi'' by MichaelBay.Creator/MichaelBay.
20th Sep '16 3:32:36 PM FFShinra
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* WholePlotReference: Many in the media are taking note of the increasing similarities between the proxy nature of this conflict and the one from the SpanishCivilWar.
14th Sep '16 11:20:51 PM DeltaDart
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* CivilWar: And one of the most brutal ones in recent memory, with at least a quarter million dead and 11 million chased out of their homes (and half of THEM are now refugees elsewhere).

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* CivilWar: And one of the most brutal ones in recent memory, with at least a quarter million 300,000 dead and 11 million chased out of their homes (and half of THEM are now refugees elsewhere).
13th Aug '16 11:10:01 AM FFShinra
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* CosmeticallyDifferentSides: During the initial war against Gaddafi, as well as the civil conflict that broke out between rival sides thereafter, there wasn't much difference between them in practice. Without his air force, grounded by NATO, Gaddadi's troops only had their green flag to distinguish them from the rebels, who flew the flag of the old monarchy. At present, the rival regimes in Libya differ only in that one is based in Tripoli and the other is based in Benghazi.

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* CosmeticallyDifferentSides: During the initial war against Gaddafi, as well as the civil conflict that broke out between rival sides thereafter, there wasn't much difference between them in practice. Without his air force, grounded by NATO, Gaddadi's Gaddafi's troops only had their green flag to distinguish them from the rebels, who flew the flag of the old monarchy. At present, the rival regimes in Libya differ only in that one is based in Tripoli and the other is based in Benghazi.
12th Aug '16 8:19:12 PM FFShinra
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* CosmeticallyDifferentSides: During the initial war against Gaddafi, as well as the civil conflict that broke out between rival sides thereafter, there wasn't much difference between them in practice. Without his air force, grounded by NATO, Gaddadi's troops only had their green flag to distinguish them from the rebels, who flew the flag of the old monarchy. At present, the rival regimes in Libya differ only in that one is based in Tripoli and the other is based in Benghazi.
12th Aug '16 8:01:12 PM FFShinra
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* ShroudedInMyth: Because the war in Syria has gone on the longest of the Arab Spring conflicts, several personalities have made themselves well known to observers of this conflict, particularly in the pro-Assad and Kurdish camps, but the other factions have them as well. Generals Suheil al-Hassan and Issam Zahreddine for the Syrian Aran Army, Commander Abu Layla for the Syrian Kurds and so on... On a similar vein, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra (now renamed Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) deliberately invoked this, appearing in videos with his face covered and his appearance unknown to all but his closest associates. This was likely done to avoid being tracked but it did make him a borderline-mythical figure.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Because the war in Syria has gone on the longest of the Arab Spring conflicts, several personalities have made themselves well known to observers of this conflict, particularly in the pro-Assad and Kurdish camps, but the other factions have them as well. Generals Suheil al-Hassan and Issam Zahreddine for the Syrian Aran Army, Commander Abu Layla for the Syrian Kurds Kurds, and so on... On a similar vein, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader al-Julani of Jabhat al-Nusra (now renamed Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) among them. In Julani's case, this was deliberately invoked this, invoked, appearing in videos with his face covered and his appearance unknown to all but his closest associates. This was likely done to avoid being tracked but it did make him a borderline-mythical figure.



** After the attempted coup (July 2016), Turkey has warmed up to Russia considerably.

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** After the attempted failed July 2016 coup (July 2016), Turkey in Turkey, Ankara has warmed up to Russia considerably.
11th Aug '16 4:33:08 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* SixthRanger: Turkey, consciously playing both sides, and ''definitely'' not a friend of Russia.

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* SixthRanger: Turkey, consciously playing both sides, and ''definitely'' not a friend of Russia.sides.
** After the attempted coup (July 2016), Turkey has warmed up to Russia considerably.
9th Aug '16 6:41:03 AM Neakal
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* MexicanStandoff: The Siege of Aleppo in 2016 devolved into this when the government and rebel forces simultaneously besieged each-others' holdouts in the city. [[https://twitter.com/aronlund/status/762769055405240320 Some analysts]] have actually referred to the trope by name.



* ShroudedInMyth: Because the war in Syria has gone on the longest of the Arab Spring conflicts, several personalities have made themselves well known to observers of this conflict, particularly in the pro-Assad and Kurdish camps, but the other factions have them as well. Generals Suheil al-Hassan and Issam Zahreddine for the Syrian Aran Army, Commander Abu Layla for the Syrian Kurds, etc.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Because the war in Syria has gone on the longest of the Arab Spring conflicts, several personalities have made themselves well known to observers of this conflict, particularly in the pro-Assad and Kurdish camps, but the other factions have them as well. Generals Suheil al-Hassan and Issam Zahreddine for the Syrian Aran Army, Commander Abu Layla for the Syrian Kurds, etc.Kurds and so on... On a similar vein, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra (now renamed Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) deliberately invoked this, appearing in videos with his face covered and his appearance unknown to all but his closest associates. This was likely done to avoid being tracked but it did make him a borderline-mythical figure.
8th Aug '16 7:01:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In an Arab League summit in 2008, Gaddafi [[https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-africa/2011-10-21/death-qaddafi-generation gave one of his famous rambling speeches]] criticising the other leaders (and himself) for standing at the sidelines instead of defending SaddamHussein during the 2003 war. His speech was punctuated by a warning that Saddam's fate could soon be theirs. His audience, Bashar al-Assad among them, reacted with ridicule. It is safe to say he was remarkably prescient about the future.

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In an Arab League summit in 2008, Gaddafi [[https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-africa/2011-10-21/death-qaddafi-generation gave one of his famous rambling speeches]] criticising the other leaders (and himself) for standing at the sidelines instead of defending SaddamHussein UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein during the 2003 war. His speech was punctuated by a warning that Saddam's fate could soon be theirs. His audience, Bashar al-Assad among them, reacted with ridicule. It is safe to say he was remarkably prescient about the future.
17th Jul '16 12:57:03 AM FFShinra
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* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Due to the Saudi blockade of Yemen, both literal and economic, Yemen's banking system has seized up and therefore can no longer pay for food...or recieve them even if they could. This has led to 19 of the 22 governorates food insecure and 10 of those at the brink of outright famine.
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