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  •  if that is indeed the argument (4+ / 0-)

    then it can be turned on its head

    Iran is making friends with the US
    But Iran is already Syria's friend
    and Syria might hope that as part of making friends with Iran, the US might be led to be less antagonistic to Assad
    therefore, the last thing Assad would want would be to piss off the US by crossing Obama's red lines

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 07:24:24 PM PDT

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