France can't even police its own cities. They certainly won't want to offend the Arabs. They're more afraid of them than they are of us. They know there's no flood of Americans immigrating into France who will live in perpetual poverty and challenge the authority of the elected government. And they know we won't protect them again. If France starts any trouble, victorious Arab troops will follow nearly every other of France's opponents in the last century or so in a parade through the Arc de Triomphe.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
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