the last diplomat

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Q: Daniel, I see you every day. When I walk into my daughter’s room there’s a major picture of The Last of The Mohicans. And she is a teenager – I’m sure that’s not the only teenager in the world that has your picture. How does it feel? There are a lot of girls that really like you. Does that embarrass you basically or are you just flattered?

Crush

Requested By Anon

Pairings: Peter Parker x F!Reader


Peter has created a chatroom.

Peter has invited Wanda, Scott, Bruce, T’Challa, Vision, Thor, Y/N, Natasha, Steve, Bucky, Rhodey, Tony, Clint, Sam.

Scott: This is amazing! Everyone’s here!

Peter has invited Loki, Wade, Pietro.

Clint: You could have left them out!

Pietro: I know, right? Wade and Loki are weird.

Loki: He means you too, mortal.

Thor: Greetings, Brother!

Loki: Thor.

Thor: BROTHER!

Loki: THOR!

Thor: B R O T H E R !

Loki: T H O R !

Y/N: Loki, he’s not going to stop until you address him as brother.

Loki: But he’s not my brother!

Thor: MY BROTHER.

T’Challa: I would do it before you upset him.

Loki: NO.

Bruce: Thor :) Is :) Your :) Brother, :) Okay? :) :) :) Don’t :) Test :) My :) Patience :)

Loki: My brother, Thor! How nice to talk with you again!

Thor: Indeed it is, Brother!

Bruce: good.

Thor: :D :D :D

Rhodey: Anyone else really scared right now?

Wanda: I’m more scared of the fact that Thor now knows how to do this: :D

Vision: I find it rather cute.

Wade: My Peetie has something very important to say. Please be quiet.

Y/N: SINCE WHEN ARE YOU POLITE?!

Wade: I always am!

Y/N: Oh, I see. He’s trying to impress the team.

Wade: I am not!

Y/N: Let’s see how long you’ll be able to keep this up.

Thor: Wade is rather vulgar so this is quite strange seeing him like this.

Wanda: He’s swearing in his mind!

Wade: Please. I am the definition of well mannered.

Clint: HAHAHA RIGHT RIGHT SURE

Wade: LET PEETIE SAY WHAT HE WANTS TO SAY!

Tony: What’s up, kid?

Peter: I have gathered you all here to let you know of the greatness of my crush.

Natasha: Awww my spiderling, you have a crush?! Who is it?

Sam: So we’re all here… To know about your crush… Fun.

Peter: She’s beautiful.

Y/N: Why didn’t you tell me you had a crush? You usually tell me everything…

Thor: We would like to meet her :D :D

Vision: …so cute.

Peter: You will, soon!

Y/N: Oh look, I have to leave at ten to soon. I won’t be able to meet her.

Scott: This is great! Tell us more about her.

Y/N: Or keep it to yourself, that’s fine.

Pietro: I would think you would be happy for him, Y/N?

Y/N: I am.

Wanda: Suuuure you are.

Wanda: I’M SORRY! STOP THINKING OF THAT!

Y/N: Stay out of my mind then!

Peter: FIND OUT WHO HER CRUSH IS

Rhodey: Read Tony’s mind.

Bruce: What’s the pin to all his credit cards?

Rhodey: Tell us.

Tony: Brucie, Rhodey baby. I’m offended that you think I wouldn’t share that with you. Go wild. Buy whatever you want. All you had to do was ask.

Sam: Why aren’t we friends like that?!

Bucky: I blame Steve.

Steve: Me?!

Sam: You don’t buy us anything.

Bucky: Yeah, Steve.

Sam: Step up your game!

Wade: Ladies.

Steve: I help save the world. I lead this team. I went against the law for you, Bucky. I broke you out of prison, Sam! After all I have done… Yet you disrespect me like this? I thought our friendship was real.

Tony: The Captain is upset…

Rhodey: …Maybe he needs to…

Tony: …Chill out!

Rhodey: Yeaaahhhh!

T’Challa: What?

Tony: You know, cause he was frozen.

Pietro: That is the lamest joke I’ve ever heard.

T’Challa: I agree.

Wade: Laaadieeees.

Rhodey: That joke kills!

Pietro: Because it’s so bad?

Tony: Don’t listen to him, Rhodey. He doesn’t understand our humor.

Thor: Haha, Lady Y/N, Sir Scott, do you remember the time we went to Asgard and absconded with my brother’s most prized possessions?

Peter: What?! Without me?!

Y/N: Maybe if you weren’t so busy with your crush I would have invited you.

Loki: YOU OAF, I TOLD YOU TO NEVER SET FOOT IN MY ROOM!

Scott: I thought we were keeping that a secret…

Wade: Laaaadiessssss.

Y/N: Why would you bring that up, Thor?

Thor: I remembered and thought I would share the fun memory :D :D :D

Vision: Love it.

Wade: LADIES.

Clint: YOU WENT TO ASGARD WITHOUT US

Pietro: Not fair! I’ve been asking Thor for months to take me!

Wade: WHAT THE SHIT YOU SPANDEX LOVING ASSHOLES

Wade: HOW ABOUT YOU ALL NEVER UTTER A SINGLE WORD AGAIN, HUH?

Wade: YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK… lovesick.

Wade: I ACTUALLY CONSIDERED JOINING THE X-MEN

Wade: EVEN BUCKY, OUR VERY OWN DORY, CAN STAY ON TOPIC LONGER THAN ANY OF YOU, AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING.

Bucky: Who the hell is Bucky?

Sam: That’s not funny.

Steve: Bucky?! Do you not remember who you are? It’s me, Steve!

Sam: … really?

Loki: What did you think would happen when you bring 18 people into a chat?

Y/N:… Wade beat his record. 10 minutes.

T’Challa: That’s longer than we expected.

Clint: He’s evolving.

Wade: Peetie, go on.

Wade: PEETIE.

Peter: What?

Peter: Oh sorry! I was daydreaming about my crush. She’s just so amazing.

Y/N: If she’s SO amazing, why haven’t you introduced us to her yet?

T’Challa: Someone’s jealous.

Peter: I will introduce you all to her. But I’m not sure if she likes me.

Y/N: I don’t see how she couldn’t.

Thor: You are very lovable, Spider-Boy. I agree with Lady Y/N :D

Vision: adorable.

Tony: I want to meet her. Like now.

Clint: Me too.

Tony: What if she’s not that good?

Clint: WHAT IF SHE HURTS HIM

Tony: WE WON’T ALLOW IT

Wade: Shhh. Shhhh. Shhhhut up. 

Bruce: You’re extra weird today.

Natasha: More weird than Clint.

Clint: Whaaaaaat? You dare sully my name! How dare you!

Natasha: See what I mean?

Vision: Will we finally know the identity of your crush? 

Y/N: We don’t need to know.

Wanda: Yes we do!

Y/N: No, we don’t!

Wanda: YES

Y/N: NO

Wanda: TRUST ME Y/N. YOU DO.

Wanda: I mean, we do.*

Loki: Ehehehehe, I know who it is!

Peter: How do you know who it is?!

Thor: :D Tell us :D Brother!

Vision: So proud.

Loki: … Stay away from my brother, android man.

Thor: HE CALLED ME BROTHER ON HIS OWN ACCORD!!!!!!!!

Loki has left the chat.

Thor: D:

Vision: It’s okay, Thor. Do not be sad.

Clint: The creepy snowman is gone.

Tony: Who do we thank for this?

Clint: A BLESSING!

Tony: Let us all rejoice!

Steve: … Why are all of you more intense versions of yourselves today?

Y/N: See Peter, this is what happens when you bring us all together…

Peter: I am starting to regret it.

T’Challa: If we can conclude this, I would be thankful. I have business to attend to.

Peter: So you know my crush is beautiful? But she’s more than that. So much more. She’s smart, and funny. I love all her little quirks.

Wade: WAIT

Peter: I… was on a roll there…

Wade: We’re forgetting someone!

Natasha: If you add the olive man I will end you.

Rhodey: Who could it possibly be?

Wade has added Dopinder.

Y/N: OHMYGOD

Clint: Who… Who is this?

Y/N: WADE ARE YOU SERIOUS

Tony: Hello person we do not know. At all.

Y/N: DOPINDER HELLO

Steve: ????????

Peter: I’m really starting to hate you, Wade.

Wade: Is it because Y/N is excited that he’s here? Don’t worry, he likes Gita.

Dopinder: Hello, Mr. Pool. and friends.

Wade: Now that everyone is here, you may continue, Peetie.

Peter: It’s Y/N. My crush is Y/N. I really like you, Y/N.

Clint: WHAT

Pietro: You didn’t see that coming?

Pietro has left the chat.

Clint: Yeah, you better run!

Wanda: I was right! I told you, Y/N! But did you listen? Nooooo! Why listen to a MIND READER?!

Wanda has left the chat.

Y/N: Me?!

Y/N: So you don’t like someone else?

Y/N: But me?!

Sam: Ooooh, you were so jealous!

Y/N: NO I WASN’T

Bucky: Jealous of yourself!

Clint: Do you like Peter too?

Thor: :D :D :D :D :D SHE DOES SHE TOLD ME

Y/N: SNITCH!

Y/N: I like you too, Peter.

Peter: Thor, if you don’t mind,

Peter: :D :D :D THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE :D :D :D

Thor: :D

Peter: :D

Thor: :D

Peter: :D

Vision: What am I witnessing here? Remarkable.

T’Challa: Congratulations! Y/N, Shuri says, “I told you so.” She looks forward to your upcoming visit. Please try not to scare any of the diplomats like last time. I have to go now. I will see you and Shuri in a week.

T’Challa has left the chat.

Tony: Always so busy. I guess we all kind of knew who your crush is.

Peter: You did?!

Bruce: It was painfully obvious.

Rhodey: Same goes for you, Y/N.

Y/N: I was not obvious! … Right?

Bruce: Basically, everyone knew, but the two of you.

Natasha: We should give them some privacy! I am so happy for you two.

Natasha has left the chat.

Bruce has left the chat.

Rhodey has left the chat.

Thor has left the chat.

Vision has left the chat.

Bucky has left the chat.

Clint: I don’t know how I feel about this…

Clint: I will be monitoring the chat.

Clint: Especially you, Peter.

Clint: ESPECIALLY. YOU.

Peter: o…kay

Clint has left the chat.

Wade: Peetie. DON’T GET ANY OF YOUR DISGUSTING WEBS ON HER OR ELSE.

Wade: You can’t see that I’m making threatening hand signs, but I totally am!

Wade: I will be chaperoning all your dates.

Wade has left the chat.

Y/N: Are the rest of you going to leave too…?

Steve: Yeah. Sure.

Y/N: You’re still not leaving…

Steve: Okay, bye.

Y/N: Steve.

Steve: Yeah?

Y/N: You’re still here…

Steve: Haha, am I?

Peter: Yup…

Steve: How do I work this thing? Say whatever you two have to say. It’ll be like I’m not even here! I won’t even look at my phone.

Peter: I am really regretting adding everyone to the chat…

Sam: You’ll regret it even more if you do anything to hurt her, Mr Team Ironjerk.

Tony: So if the kid was on Cap’s side, you’d be fine with this?

Sam: Nah.

Tony: THEN WHY INSULT ME LIKE THAT

Steve: Okay, Sam. We should go.

Sam: REMEMBER, I TAUGHT HER HOW TO KILL A MAN IN 10 SECONDS!

Sam: Actually Natasha did that but you get my point!

Sam has left the chat.

Steve has left the chat.

Tony: So, kid. Y/N has always been like a daughter to me. Is it okay if I call you son now? I do expect you to eventually marry her. That would make you my son-in-law. So, son, I’m quite glad it’s going to be you instead of some of the other people she’s liked. She’s growing up so fast. I remember when she became an Avenger. Bruce and I were working on invisibility fields. Ever seen those funny videos where people walk into glass doors? She walked right into it.

Y/N: let that memory DIE.

Tony: You should bring your aunt over and we’ll all have a big family dinner. You, your aunt, Y/N, Bruce, Clint spying in the vents, Rhodey and I.

Scott: Can I come?

Y/N: Scott! You’re still here?!

Scott: I’ve been here the entire time.

Peter: I’ll ask my aunt, Mr. Stark.

Tony: Please, call me dad.

Peter: I prefer Mr. Stark.

Tony: Dad.

Peter: I’d rather not, Mr. Stark.

Tony: Uncle Tony is fine too.

Dopinder: Where did Mr. Pool go?

Dopinder: I seem to have missed a lot.

Dopinder: It is an honor to be here with you, Mr. Stark!

Dopinder: And you too, Y/N, you’re amazing!

Scott: Excuse me.

Scott: Hi, I’m Scott.

Scott: The fangirling is my thing.

Dopinder: … I’m sorry but you are?

Scott: NO WONDER HE LIKES TONY.

Scott has left the chat.

Dopinder: ?

Dopinder has left the chat.

Peter: Who else is still in the chat that I forgot about?!

Tony: I will get everything ready for tonight. Have fun kids. But not too much fun.

Tony has left the chat.

Y/N: I’m glad that’s finally over.

Peter: Me too.

Peter: So, um,

Peter: Y/N,

Peter: Would you like to go on a date, tomorrow? It would have been tonight but Mr. Stark is hosting this dinner now, unless you’d like to go to the dinner with me as my date?

Clint has joined the chat.

Clint: NO DATING UNTIL YOU’RE STEVE’S AGE

Clint: THAT APPLIES TO BOTH OF YOU

Y/N: Yes, Peter. I would love to!

Clint: NO WHAT DID I SAY

Peter: Great!

Clint: NO LISTEN TO ME, UNCLE CLINT KNOWS BEST

Y/N: I’ll see you tonight!

Y/N has left the chat.

Peter: I guess you’ll be there too, Clint?

Clint: DAMN RIGHT!

Peter: You’re my favorite uncle that’s alive.

Peter has left the chat.

Clint: OOOOH TONY IS NEVER GOING TO BELIEVE THAT HAHAHA!

Clint has left the chat.

GREED || MAFIA!Jeonghan [Chp 1]

BLURB: Power makes most men weak but you’re his special brand of kryptonite.

GENRE: mafia!au, action, mystery, romance

WORDS: 1404

PART: 1 | 2


Everything hurts. That was all you could think as you laid there, swimming in and out of consciousness. Was the sky always this blue? You tried to turn but a sharp pain shot through your arm and you let out an involuntary moan. There was something else; something tugging, screaming, at you to notice it. You touched your stomach gingerly. Oh god. Was that blood? Is that your blood?

“Help,” you croaked, reaching out to the end of the alley where people walked on oblivious to your state. “Somebody, help me.”

You were too weak to move. You could only cry pathetically, tears pricking your eyes as you waited for an end.

A sudden wave of adrenaline coursed through you, forcing your eyes open to the blinding sun.

NO. You couldn’t die like this. You didn’t know how, or why, or when you got here, but every instinct in your body was screaming at you to hold on just a little longer so you let out one last scream before you blacked out from the exertion and the words of your cry already erasing from your memory.

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our new student started yesterday, he just came up to my desk for the first time, saw my matt, jessica, and luke funkos, said “you need iron fist!” 

oh no, i thought

“i just finished iron fist last night,” i said diplomatically

“i haven’t seen it…”

“you don’t need to”

“yeah, that’s what i heard! all the others were so good!”

he then told me he wrote a paper feminism and the neo-noir in jessica jones 

i like him

headcanon: after gil-galad’s death, glorfindel tries to comfort elrond by telling him it would have been over quickly (particularly if we’re going with the ‘he burned to death’ train of thought): when elrond (blinded by upset) spits out, “how would you know!?” at him, glor just looks at him and says, “balrog slaying does not come without a price.”

elrond refuses to let himself question the notion that gil-galad did not suffer overmuch;

many years later, in valinor, gil-galad and glorfindel get excessively drunk and start to reminisce about their respective deaths in front of elrond. he is not a happy peredhel. it takes him some time to forgive the two of them (and it’s celebrian that forces them back together in the end)

Toph and Katara don’t count as actual girls as far as Zuko is concerned, mostly because like Azula, he thinks of them in a sisterly way. In that they have both tried to very seriously kill him before.
—  Boys’ Night (an Avatar: The Last Airbender fic)

“You know we like this even less than you,” Charming, ever living up to his name, told his daughter, smiling at her affectionately as they road the carriage down the shore road, to the docks in the city where a ship waited to take Emma to whatever far-off place claimed home to the newest suitor for the princess’ hand.

“But you get to stay here and don’t have to go meet whoever the awful man is,” Emma muttered glumly.  Her last four “diplomatic” trips to nearby kingdoms had been … fruitless, to say the least. She wasn’t interested in marriage, not right now, and certainly not to some stranger.  But her parents were certain one of these trips would result in her meeting the love of her life … she just had to put herself out there, and meet these awful, stuffy nobles.

Charming laughed, wrapping his arm about Emma’s shoulders and kissing her temple.  ”Your mother would gladly go if she could,” he told her, his tone a bit wistful, “but with the way things are right now … it’s safer, you know, to send you on your own with just a small escort.  Will draw less suspicion from Regina.  She’d never expect you to be traveling alone.”

It was true.  For the entirety of Emma’s life, everything they’d done had been to prevent Regina from finding her. Typically, she never traveled anywhere alone, but recent developments in the Forest demanded her parents’ time and attention, they couldn’t leave to escort her this time.  But Regina would never expect them to send Emma alone … it was easy, then, to entrust her to the most loyal, trusted of the household guard … they would see her safely to and from Aeravale, and would protect her at all costs from the Queen and her minions.

“It’s only a few weeks,” Charming said, as Emma rested her head against his shoulder, sighing a little, “then you’ll be back home, telling us how awful thisone was and how you’re going to become an old maid princess,” he teased, and Emma rolled her eyes.  

She turned her head then, to look out the window of the carriage.  They were nearing the docks, she could see several ships in the harbor, and wondered idly which one was her escort this time.  ”Shouldn’t the guard be down there by now?” she asked, not seeing any sign of her parents’ bannermen about.

"They’re probably already aboard the ship, making sure everything is ready for you,” her father said reassuringly.  "Nothing to worry about, you’ll see.  Look, the dwarves are right there.“  He pointed, and Emma smiled.  The gods knew if her parents couldn’t go somewhere with her, her seven godfathers would be there in their place.

He was right, she knew he was.  It was just nerves.  This was the first time, in all her twenty years, that she’d ever traveled without one of her parents.  But if they didn’t think there was reason to worry — and they worried about her a lot— then there was no reason she should be so full of trepidation.  It was another trip.  Just like all the others.  Except this time, she’d be on her own … it would be her first chance to really see what freedom tasted like.  She’d be lying if she said she wasn’t a little excited.

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GEEK B-ROLL ep5 Cat Farris & Static and the Cubes

GEEK B-ROLL Episode 5

This week new host Aspen interviews comic artist/creator Cat Farris and Cube Red. Static and the Cubes performs “Escape From Snakes” Also, This Week in PDX.

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in which i try to jumpstart the wip that’s been hanging over my head for 9 months by excerpting some of it here, instigated by this:

@starafar posted an interesting quote from an article about UND hockey, about how in 2007, after a heartbreaking loss in the Frozen Four, the Blackhawks asked Jonny if he wanted to sign with them then and play a few late-season games in Chicago. Jonny decided not to because he wanted to finish his last few months with his teammates and college friends. A teammates says, I think he knew he wouldn’t be experiencing that anymore and he wanted to soak up that college experience as long as he could.

It reminded me of a passage I wrote early on in the wip, and how fun/gratifying it is when canon meets headcanon.

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riddleblack246  asked:

41 sounds cute. :)

41. Comfort Food

“Fish and chips.”

“Yes Eggsy, I would have thought you’d have encountered this dish before.”

Eggsy poked at his basket of fried fish and potatoes and blinked up at Harry, eyes clouded in confusion. He’d been told by Harry that they’d be having the best food in his life. He’s been expecting a fancy, expensive restaurant. At least a sit down restaurant, but here they were, leaning again a railing next to a shack, greasy baskets in their hands.

“I just…expected something different, I guess,” Eggsy admits. Harry smiles, as if he knew exactly Eggsy had been thinking.

“This particular establishment has been around since I first came to London,” Harry reports, taking a bite out of a chip as Eggsy pushed his own food around. “It had, perhaps, the greatest fish and chips I’d had in my life. It’s been thirty years, and I have yet to eat anything better. It’s my comfort food.”

“You’ve been in Kingsman since you were twenty?” Eggsy asks, latching on to that part of the story before biting into the fish.

Dear god that was an explosion of flavour.

“Holy fuck,” Eggsy says, chewing happily as he takes in the hints of lime and sugar that barely coat the fluffy batter around the fish. He tries the chips and is pleased that they’re just as good as Harry claims. 

Speaking of Harry, Eggsy peaks up as he stuffs his mouth, blushing as Harry’s eyes crinkle with joy.

“You like it then?” Harry laughs, a soft smile almost permanent on his face. Eggsy nods enthusiastically, taking the napkin that had come with the meal and wiping his mouth. 

“This is great!” 

“I come here after stressful missions or on first dates,” Harry whispers, as if this is a secret, and Eggsy nods, acknowledging the words but distracted by the just barely vinegary chips.

What.

Wait.

“A date?” Eggsy squeaks, basket almost slipping from his hands. He entertained the idea that perhaps Harry had thought his last diplomatic trip to Tokyo stressful, but Harry had been visiting friends, and the day was. The day was-

“It’s Valentines’ Day,” Harry says, smile still on his face, but faltering with uncertainty based on Eggsy’s reaction. The younger man notices and waves his free hands to reassure Harry.

“I totally didn’t know but I don’t mind? I’m honored? Flattered? Um, in disbelief?”

“Disbelief?” Harry asks, leading them to a bench, not wanting to have this conversation standing with other people watching. There’s a bench hidden behind a tree and Harry sits down, taking Eggsy’s food and putting it to the side.

“Harry, yer kinda fit. And older. And my boss,” Eggsy explains, wriggling in his seat. “Also pretty out of my league.”

“My dear boy,” Harry murmurs, “it is you who is out of my league. You’re still so young, you have a long life ahead of you. You’re beautiful and talented. I’m so selfish to want you.”

“Well that’s bullshite,” Eggsy mutters back, pressing his forehead against Harry’s, “you’re amazing. Anyone would be lucky to have you.”

“And anyone you.”

They remain still, foreheads together while they breath softly in each other’s space, enjoying this peace.

“So you wanna date me?” Eggsy asks after a few moments have passed.

“If you’d allow me the honor.”

Eggsy nods, holding Harry’s hands with his own. “Of course.”

The atmosphere seems to become calmer, the breeze cooler, the animals quiet.

But then a bloody squirrel pops up and grabs a handful of chips in the middle of their moment, almost mocking them before scurrying away with his hoard.

“Did that just happen?”

Harry stands up, still holding Eggsy’s hand and takes the baskets to toss in the trash. “We can get more,” Harry says, “let the squirrel have its fill.”

Eggsy shrugs, following Harry back to the shack. He honestly didn’t care too much about the food, sure it was comfort, but Harry’s hand in his was better than any food could be.

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Islamic State arose from US support for al-Qaeda in Iraq
By Nafeez Ahmed

A new memoir by a former senior State Department analyst provides stunning details on how decades of support for Islamist militants linked to Osama bin Laden brought about the emergence of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS).

The book establishes a crucial context for recent admissions by Michael T. Flynn, the retired head of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), confirming that White House officials made a “willful decision” to support al-Qaeda affiliated jihadists in Syria — despite being warned by the DIA that doing so would likely create an ‘ISIS’-like entity in the region.

J. Michael Springmann, a retired career US diplomat whose last government post was in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, reveals in his new book that US covert operations in alliance with Middle East states funding anti-Western terrorist groups are nothing new. Such operations, he shows, have been carried out for various short-sighted reasons since the Cold War and after.

In the 1980s, as US support for mujahideen fighters accelerated in Afghanistan to kick out the Soviet Union, Springmann found himself unwittingly at the heart of highly classified operations that allowed Islamist militants linked to Osama bin Laden to establish a foothold within the United States.

After the end of the Cold War, Springmann alleged, similar operations continued in different contexts for different purposes — in the former Yugoslavia, in Libya and elsewhere. The rise of ISIS, he contends, was a predictable outcome of this counterproductive policy.

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