Both countries have vital regional interests. It's hard imagining they'll back off and do nothing. Failure to intervene increases their own vulnerability. Both countries represent America's final frontier. Failure to confront more US aggression now makes doing so later harder.
Hopefully they're drawn red lines they'll challenge if crossed. The best anti-war strategy is preventing it. Tough talk with teeth leaving no ambiguity may be how. Key is acting now while there's time.
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