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  •  Exactly. Regime change and nation building in the (0+ / 0-)

    case of these two states has become mutually exclusive.  

    We have to make a choice as to whether we want to continuing to destroy Syria by empowering armed Jihadis recruited, trained and armed in Libya, or whether the interests of the US are better served by removing militant foreign Salafists from the conflict in Syria and instead seek a negotiated settlement.  

    But, that latter option requires that we actually put pressure on the Sunni states we now publicly describe as our partners.  That may seem be the more difficult path, given their financial and political leverage, but in the end it is the only one that won't involve the United States in a wider regional war.    

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