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Unformatted text preview: us did very little by way of responding. However, the unrest in Syria, which seems to be largely independent of US and Israeli influence, has caught Washington by surprise. The US wants to see a weaker Syria, but the prospect of a postAl Assad regime that is not assembled in Washington could pose a greater challenge to USIsraeli policies. Consequently, the US position regarding the turmoil in Syria is unclear. US officials seem to be expending more energy chastising Iran for alleged involvement in quelling Syria's protests than in showing clear support for the protesters. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that her country was "watching very closely what Iran is doing in the region," APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013
CFJPV according to Voice of America online (April 21). "We hear Iran praising the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, except it doesn't praise what happens inside Iran, and it doesn't praise what is happening in Syria." Taking on Iran might not suffice a...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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