War Drums: Consensus Is Growing For Military Action In Syria...

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    According to a source in the U.S. government, one week ago, the Arab League Secretary-General, Nabil al-Arabi, told the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, that the Assad regime was breaking the terms of the Arab League initiative. If true, this quiet admission of failure preceded the high-profile resignation of Algerian League delegate Anwar Malek, who told Al Jazeera that his team had been unable to prevent the Assad regime’s “multiple crimes against humanity” and that the mission itself was a “farce”. More delegates are now said to be planning to quit.

    When I asked a State Department spokesperson yesterday to confirm al-Arabi’s judgment, delivered in advance of the League report on Syria, he referred me to Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday interview with Qatari PM Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, who said: “[W]hat is now obvious today is that attacks are still ongoing and it seems that the Government of Syria is still not ready to change its course.” Quite simply, a consensus is forming in Washington and Arab capitals that the “last chance” effort to broker an end to the violence in Syria is an embarrassing shambles.

    So where does that leave the Assad regime? As first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, the Obama administration has begun the preliminaries of “internationalising” the response to ongoing Syrian crisis. They are weighing the option of some kind of humanitarian military intervention, most likely led by Turkey. Repeated attempts to get a UN Security Council resolution condemning the regime have failed chiefly because Russia will not give up its ally in Damascus. Cyprus, which is the Kremlin's Mediterranean partner in money laundering and corruption, has just violated EU sanctions by allowing a Russian ship full of "35 to 60 tons of ammunition and explosives" to sail for Syria’s Russian-controlled port of Tartus.

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    I'm against foreign entanglements. We have enough problems to sort out here before getting engaged with a country that poses no threat to us.
     
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    "No threat?"

    Well, let's just see....

     
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    Syris is no threat to the United States. Unless we decide to start a War with them.
     
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    I think for our next war, we should invade Canada. It's close to home and the troops could all come home on the weekends.
     
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    This isn't our problem.
     
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    Ahhh, the uninformed General Public.....

     
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    I humbly suggest you subscribe to another source, it might make your posts credible and even allow you to provide your own insight and be less of a mindless troll.
    Try this for a bit: About Foreign Affairs | Foreign Affairs

    From Foreign Affairs: Snapshot,
    January 6, 2012

    What it Will Take to Intervene in Syria



    Michael Weiss


    More and more outsiders are calling for a humanitarian intervention in Syria to stop Bashar al-Assad's killing sprees. But for this to work, Syria's various opposition groups will have to first coalesce into a single, unified political and military force.

    Link: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137013/michael-weiss/what-it-will-take-to-intervene-in-syria
     
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    Yeah cause the CFR is unbiased ......:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    There is always a bias, only morons respond as did you. I called out the OP for his sources and offered another, one which has been in operation since the early 1920's. You call out mine, and offer a "Smilie". Given your quick response it's obvious you didn't read the article - willful ignorance is not a virtue.
     

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