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Northern Nevadans Discuss Syria's Ongoing Civil War

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Northern Nevadans came together Wednesday morning to talk about the civil war in Syria.

The National Security Forum held a discussion titled "Descent Into Chaos: Syria and the Looming Sunni-Shia Conflict" at the Ramada in Reno.

Speakers included local Syrian John Jandali and former national security advisor to President Reagan Ty Cobb.

Cobb said it's unlikely the U.S. could intervene in Syria successfully, but doing nothing could also be bad for American interests in the region.

"When this is over and it ends badly- which it probably will- be cautious if anybody says if we should have done such and such a year or two ago, there really were no great options, all of the alternatives were not very promising," says Dr. Ty Cobb

President Obama has already pledged arms to the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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