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What We Can Learn From the Attacks on the U.S. Embassies

posted on September 19, 2012

At Time, Tony Karon lists five lessons that Americans should take away from the recent attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi, Khartoum and Tunis. Karon writes that there is a power struggle occurring in Middle Eastern countries, especially Libya, Egypt, and Syria, following the revolutions of the Arab Spring. As for Syria, Karon writes, “those who most favor intervention are arguing that the Salafist surge elsewhere simply highlights the need to bring Syria’s conflict to an end by toppling the regime, mindful that extremist influence is more likely to grow in a prolonged war. Skeptics will see in the causes of the events of recent days a vindication of restraint.”

Read at Time