Sen. McCain Calls For U.S. Air Strikes in Syria
- Duration 1:44
- Date Mar 6, 2012
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We've just heard an amazing exchange on the senate floor -- potentially because.
The assigned resumes mean and Syria is your rants only ally in the region as the only way.
That Hezbollah in Lebanon receives weapons and support.
And so if you want to strike.
-- ran one of the ways you can do it is through Damascus Senator McCain has made that point.
General Mattis is the thing come commander he would be responsible for.
Organizers are planning.
Any sort of strike not only against Iran but also against Damascus so he is a man who knows what he's talking about in -- in -- response to senator Jack Reed.
He again reiterated.
That if the sun goes that's the biggest blow that that at the US and its allies could making against the Iranian regime inside the Pentagon.
Are are you hearing that the military is planning to intervene and Syria.
Well as you know the Pentagon plans for everything but if you listen to general Mattis the head of -- com.
As he just spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee what he said is that no planning has begun take a lesson.
I've not been directed to.
Do deeply -- planning.
On the news I would prefer to take some of the senator Reid and in.
They're closed session but then we would require regional or surrounding state support.
It would be a significant commitment of resources of course the international.
Reduce our commitment.
What general -- means when he talks about significant resource as if it's a code word for troops it would require a significant number of troops on the ground in Syria.
If the US where to set -- a no fly zone and try and set up safe havens that is what he just told the Senate Armed Services Committee.