Johnson What would YOU DO about Aleppo?

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    Clearly the answer is a multi-hub Light Rail corridor, more carbon neutral housing, and universal Pre-K education..

    Too flippant? Yeah.. Here's a better answer..

    We can't and shouldn't "fix it".. The time for us to make a POSITIVE difference has long past us by. And everyone of the major International bodies, Western and Arab govts -- including the U.N. and the G20 FAILED MISERABLY to prevent the worst humanitarian crisis of our age.

    Aleppo is no longer a city. It's a rubble pile and a killing zone. You cannot address Aleppo unless you define a useful role in supporting restoration of govt control in Syria. And a plan to help that govt --- fight terrorists and extremists.

    We should kiss Assad ass and apologize for stoking the fires. And then ASK HIM and Putin -- what they need to destroy ISIS (and the other 39 radical Islamist militias) and restore a govt. And we should aid the neighboring states in creating Safe Zones until that happens. End of the Aleppo story..
     
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    Well, it would help if Gary "Roll your own " Johnson actually knew the name of the place...
     
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    Assad dropped chlorine bombs on his people again this week. The people began this war because they don't like Assad and they still don't. The only answer to how to restore government there seems to be killing the Assad resistance. Your argument sounds good until we get to the last two para. Those poor, poor people.

    One more question: Why have Safe Zones not been established already and who do you think can change that?
     
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    Very few people would know what Allepo is when asked with little context provided. While it's true that GJ is running for president, and that he should be studying up on his world geography, not knowing what/where Allepo is when asked out of the blue is not a show stopper for me.
     
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    If I were Johnson I'd locate it on a map and then learn what is going on there.
     
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    No, the show stopper is that the guy is a Libertarian Child. Libertarians are amusing for their childlike view of how the world should work, but we don't give children the car keys.
     
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    "What would YOU DO about Aleppo?"

    Know what and where it is, for starters.
     
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    It's no big deal if some guy on the street doesn't know about Allepo. A potential president should be very aware of where and what it is.
     
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    Aleppo would be okay today, if we hadn't spent decades arming and financing all of the people who decided to destroy Aleppo.
     
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    Aleppo? Wasn't that one of the Marx Brothers?
     
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