By Daniel McAdams
until three conditions are met
First: ISIS must be destroyed.
pull ISIS chestnuts out of the fire. From handing them weaponsallowing them to escape
Second: Assad must go.
sine qua non
We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments. …In our dealings with other countries we will seek shared interests wherever possible...”
The United States believes that free and transparent elections … will result in the permanent departure of Assad and his family from power... Assad’s regime is corrupt, and his methods of governance and economic development have increasingly excluded certain ethnic and religious groups... Such oppression cannot persist forever.speech
Third: Refugees must be returned to Syria.
America has an opportunity to help people who have suffered greatly. The safe and voluntary return of #Syrian refugees serves the security interests of the U.S. and our allies and partners. We must give Syrians a chance to return home and rebuild their lives.the biggest return of refugees back to Syriaviolently opposed
For additional consideration
re-open the CIA weapons pipelinehanding any weapons it gets from Washington directly to al-Qaeda
a few whispers
The above originally appeared at The Ron Paul Institute.