This is my basic starting point.
Do @ me. 😁
1. Until a second or third revolution overthrows Assad i.e. 20+ years or more. Unless his fascist regime voluntarily democratizes. [😄]
2. Not permanent, conditions-based. Covering Idlib to Raqqa to Hasakah to Deir Ezzor.
1. Deterrence works. Assad has attacked U.S./YPG on occasion and U.S. response was overwhelming. He stopped.
2. Wipe out his already-meager capabilities.
-Arms for Kiev
-More sanctions for Russia. Maybe kicking them out of SWIFT is the way to go...
Also Corey Booker: I didn't know 🇵🇸Palestine was literally on this sign I was holding. I thought it just said 🇲🇽Mexico. 🤨 I'm a FP pro, believe me! 🙄
✅Grounded in FACTS, not conspiracy theories
✅Addresses real-world problems
Do want to empower tyrants and oligarchs the world over and cause more destabilizing regional wars?
Well Phyllis Bennis has just the foreign policy package for you!
Why bankroll a killing machine that murdered ~100,000 Syrians in prisons in just a few years?
The difficulty is that those interests sometimes conflict with one another.
a corporation 🏦 that requires U.S. government 🏛 permission to operate.
Obama enabled Assad's most heinous crimes.
✅Don't issue red lines you aren't prepared to enforce.
✅Non-intervention can be worse than intervention.
✅Everything you don't do also sets precedents.
✅Fascists only respond to force.
✅Repair the strained relationship with Turkey
✅Curb aggression by Iran, Russia, and Assad
✅Most importantly, save thousands of lives.
Pinochet was a neolib. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolibera…