Small sign of progress?
Polistra always watches for constants and variables,
always looks for A/B experiments.
This one seems to indicate that the Obama admin is abandoning the neocon project of invading every country and staying there forever.
Specifically: Brit PM Cameron is proposing
a British invasion of Somalia, thus continuing the neocon line.
When the Euros invaded Libya this summer, Obama reluctantly dragged along for the ride. This time, it appears that Obama has bailed out of the poorly-armored neocon Hummer:
A senior US diplomat said: "We are fully behind the London conference. Yes, you could say that everyone will have their agenda, including the British. Our own Somali diaspora have links with both the good and bad guys in Somalia, the British much more so, so it's natural they want to be involved.
"Where does it all lead to after London? We'll see."
Sounds like a trial separation if not a divorce!
When A and B always move somewhat differently, you can't conclude anything for sure about their relationship. But when A and B move rigidly together for a long time, then you suddenly see B moving while A stands still, you can be sure there was a connection which has now come unglued.