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US Boilerplate Foreign Policy

I noticed the following in this morning’s Foreign Policy newsletter:

Jordan’s stability is a high priority for the United States. It is a main partner in fighting the Islamic State, in confronting Iranian expansionism, and in supporting a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Jordan’s quiet cooperation with its treaty partner, Israel, is a plus for U.S. regional interests. Domestic instability in Jordan — especially turmoil that threatens the leadership status quo — would endanger these important U.S. interests. Mounting pressures on Jordan’s meager resources from refugees — as well as corresponding austerity measures — could feed destabilizing anti-regime sentiment. Although Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks in the kingdom would likely produce a rally-around-the-flag effect,  security incidents could further damage an already strained economy. Any further flow of refugees could tip the scales, triggering a crisis — potentially from malcontents among the refugee population and/or from disaffected Jordanians.”  (emphasis is mine)

So they actually consider ISIS attacks as a way to shore up the rule of the puppet Jordanian KIng.   Hmmmmm.  What to do – what to do?

You could turn the minuses into plusses and replace the name Jordan with Syria to see the planning of the status quo. I have written it below.

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