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  •  This is a turning point-- it wasn't until (4+ / 0-)

    the Arab League turned on other dictators in the region (especially Libya) that the outside powers felt that they had the ability to do anything.

    Once the Arab League decided to turn on their own, they usually have to ask for outside help enforcing the edict, since the AL as an entity has no armed forces of its own-- only what volunteer nations are willing to devote or can afford.

    I suspect that we will see more active Turkish, and possibly French, intervention before too long.

    I hope they also all remember to take care of the people in the refugee camps, too. The Turks have an extensive network that is well done (as much as refugee camps can be) but I don't know hoe well supported the Jordanian ones are. Jordan isn't exactly a wealth country...

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