Hey all, Since we have some knowledgeable military people in the guild, I was hoping for some insight on the current conflicts in the middle east (Yemen, Syria, etc.). Or maybe some articles I can read up on. I am a bit in the dark on these topics and want to know a bit more. 1) Are the conflicts all related to religion (ie. Islam sects) or is there others reasons for the conflicts? 2) The USA seems to have a lot invested in these conflicts. Are they just supporting their allies, or is there another reason for their participation? 3) Why does the USA help/care to bomb targets in these countries? 4) Are there any other western/european countries taking part in these conflicts besides USA? 5) If the Yemen/Saudi conflict is religion/Islam related, then why isn't Saudi and Israel at war? 6) Why is the USA bombing targets in Africa? Do you have any speculation on the goals of bombing in this area? 7) Are any of the following countries involved in the conflicts in some way? (Qatar, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Pakistan, Sudan or Kuwait) 8) Do Russia or China have any involvement in the conflicts in the area? 9) What conflicts involve ISIS or have been impacted by their presence? 10) Speculation on when these conflicts will end or what it would take to bring peace to that area? Thanks!