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Marc Lynch says don’t intervene in Syria, but Jeffrey White says do it indirectly

Marc Lynch says don’t intervene in Syria, but Jeffrey White says do it indirectly

I think Lynch is right. (As you might expect.) It is not a feel-good position to take, but I do think his hands-off policy is rational.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey White calls for an indirect campaign, including arming the opposition.

These seem to be the two basic options being discussed.

Meanwhile, it has been a lousy week for journalists in Syria.