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Putin benefits from Obama's indifference

Putin benefits from Obama's indifference

Nature abhors a vacuum and so do tyrants like Vladimir Putin. Knowing that Barack Obama would stay true to his belief that America abroad is the proximate cause of much global turmoil and thus would not interfere with his plan to replace Bashar Assad as the capo di tutti capi of Syria while retaining Mr. Assad for public relations purposes, Mr. Putin marched his military in where we fear to tread ("Surprise Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis," Oct. 21). And President Obama has not disappointed Mr. Putin, for he still muses about unfurling the American...

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