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On the bloomberg anywhere app karen i thank you watching shares of bank of america one point one percent after it reported equity trading revenue increased thirty eight percent of one and a half billion dollars beating analysts estimates futures higher sp futures up fifteen points dow futures up one hundred forty one nasdaq futures up thirty nine and a bloomberg business flash tom and john turn thank you so much the sequence of excellence for steven cook of the council on foreign relations has gone from ruling but not governing to is widely achilles the struggle for egypt to the new book false dawn protest democracy in violence in the new middle east stephen and want you to speak to our audience coast to coast this morning about the fact that damascus is five hundred miles from baghdad in twenty three hundred miles from kabul is damascus our next front for the troops in america well we have two thousand troops already in syria i'll be at not anywhere close to damascus it seems highly unlikely that anybody is would contemplate marching an army to damascus regime change after our experience in iraq beginning in two thousand and three so no but syria has become an important pivot for american interests in the middle east and even europe i look at the images forget about the horrific images of chemical warfare of the destruction of city a city be city sees that he d do you just assume that one day damascus will look like those other cities i think that's unlikely it's true that the syrian regime along with the russians and the iranians have devastated major syrian cities in this fight video of the eastern sections of aleppo for example look like horatio after the atomic bombing but damascus is the center of the assad regime and it will be protected at all costs which is precisely why the regime has.

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