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Arab Public Not Taking US Efforts on ISIS Seriously

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As the United States gears up for possible airstrikes inside Syria, it should remember one thing: No matter how much planning has gone into US military plans to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Arab public isn’t convinced that anything will change.

Indeed, a look at Arab social and online media reveals something quite different: The more blistering the rhetoric from Washington, the more the region’s bloggers and Facebook users burst into laughter.

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