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Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) doubted this morning that the U.S. response in Syria will be "fierce." 

"In France, John Kerry said our reaction will be fierce. Kerry is about as fierce as a chocolate éclair," he said on "America's Newsroom."

Peters and Bill Hemmer pointed out that once it was confirmed that a terror attack brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt, Vladimir Putin responded with more than 2,000 sorties over Syria in the last two days.

"[Russian] long-range bombers are hitting Islamic State targets. That's the equivalent of the United States sending in B-52s, which Obama is certainly not going to do," said Peters. 

Peters said France is "willing to fight hard" when they're attacked directly but they can't do it alone. 

"President Hollande is just asking us to do what we need to do, not only for France and Europe, but for ourselves. And Obama is just in this cocoon of willful naivete and blindness," Peters argued.

Peters first reacted to a video showing soccer fans in Istanbul, Turkey, booing during a moment of silence for victims of the Paris attacks. 

He said these sentiments are a result of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a Muslim, "taking the country" backwards socially and bringing back "fundamentalist religion" into society.

Watch the full discussion above.


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