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Russia and USA Together Against Islamic Jihadists?

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I have seen Russian doing their part but the USA really needs to step up and make a bold show of power against this evil.
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Russia and the United States agreed early Saturday on a new plan to reduce violence in the Syrian conflict that, if successful, could lead for the first time to joint military targeting by the two powers against Islamic jihadists in Syria.
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That is the plan but Russia seems to be doing all the work.
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I have seen Russian doing their part but the USA really needs to step up and make a bold show of power against this evil.
In spite of the fact that the US government acknowledged ISIS cannot be defeated without ground troops, they have refused to work with the Syrian military, the only force on the ground commanded by the only UN-recognized government in the country, and the only force capable and willing to fight ISIS.
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In exchange, Russia would be expected to pressure the Assad regime, its key ally, to stop airstrikes against US-aligned rebel groups, an administration official told the Washington Post.
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For the United States, the threat comes in the guise of foreign radicals, determined to undermine the institutions of American society. That is the lesson Washington drew from 9/11 as it formulated its response. Al Qaeda in fact might have had a more limited goal of driving the United States from the Middle East, but Washington depicted the threat as one against the West's fundamental democratic values.
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In the 2000s, that disparity complicated counter terrorism discussions. The United States was interested in intelligence sharing on Al Qaeda; the Russians wanted information on exiled Chechens that they suspected of supporting violent separatism. Neither had much to offer the other, because their collections of priorities were focused on the main threat to their own countries, not on helping the other deal with its problem. Worse, from Moscow’s perspective, the West granted refuge to Chechens it considered terrorists.
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The United States relayed its"regret" through the Russian government for what it described as the unintentional loss of life of Syrian forces in the strike, a senior Obama administration official said in an emailed statement.
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