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Good Question; Danger of a New "Zero Problems" Policy

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Sep 23, 2014 at 20:45

I then asked my own question: "Your government as prime minister pursued a policy of 'zero problems with neighbors'. Now that that has failed, do you have a new policy towards the region?"

That was a good question. One must always be hopeful, that people might own up and repent. It seldom happens; but it only needs to happen once to make an enormous difference.

I'm glad Mr. Obama is not an aggressive and audacious populist. He tries to duck, reacts, puts on airs of moderation, trips and falls, etc. He doesn't know up from down; but that's good -- it keeps him from messing things up awfully much. In doing so, he leaves the field open to the likes of Erdogan: who is more likely than not to be rash and meet an untimely end.

I am concerned about cooperation between the American-led coalition, on one hand, and Russia and Syria (Assad) on the other. If their cooperation leads to a split by these two from Iran and Hizbullah, Iran could possibly mend fences with Turkey. That would form a formiddable anti-Israel alliance.

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