I agree BUT we can't afford to go it alone- Brits said NO, expect the French andGermans to do the same. IF we did anything alone, we'd be bluffing (we're exhausted $ and people wise**) and they know it. And the Syrians would either repeat the incident = poke in the eye, OR get Russia or Iran involved and we'd be trumped any way. Because of the 10 yr old BS in Iraq and Afghanistan, we cannot afford to do anything that would make a significant difference. **GW 'shot our wad' 10 years ago !! that really boxed us in for future threats. Sorry that's a sad reality.
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David (OFI)