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Sometimes it seems to me I am living in that TV show The Dome, because so many in the markets seem to not be aware of what is going outside their own little world.  Syria may seem to be over as an immediate crisis, but it is not over and is only festering and will develop into a much worse crisis in time. Obama has acted in ways that even fairly middle of the road policy experts who have served presidents of both parties have said they have never seen a president act so weak and uncertain as Obama has over the past week. As many have stated, Iran and their subsidiaries, as well as Russia and China have watched as the United States withdrew from strong world leadership. That is extremely dangerous. The bad guys in all those countries are really tough and ruthless. Assad in his interview with Charlie Rose stated clearly that he is prepared to do whatever is required to win. Those are his words.  Principals are irrelevant to these guys. Power is all that matters. Killing lots of people is simply what you do to retain power. It is that simple.

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