White House: World may have to 'admit defeat' in Syria
Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland reacts
- Duration 5:41
- Date May 4, 2012
Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland reacts
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Fox News alert new reports that thousands of Syrians are braving government gunfire showing their determination to oust.
President Charles all aside.
It comes amid new claims that government forces there have killed nearly two dozen more civilians.
Must be cease fire folks.
Meantime in a stunning acknowledgment from the Obama administration.
They say now that they know this truce is not working.
And that it may be time for the world to quote admit defeat.
Here's white house Press Secretary Jay Carney.
It is clear and we will not deny that the plan has not been succeeding.
Thus far and that the regime has made no effort to take any of the steps required under the and on plan including moving toward the implementation of full ceasefire.
-- if the regime's intransigence continues.
The international community is going to have to admit defeat and work to address the serious threat to peace.
And stability being perpetrated by.
The Asad regime.
Graphic pictures like this dashing any hopes of stopping the -- -- -- at any time soon.
The amateur video shows Syrian security forces storming dormitories.
At a university and firing on peacefully assembled students according to the reports.
The assault killing at least four people the numbers are actually all over the board on that -- the campus in flames hundreds under arrest things to the government forces there.
Joining me live now KT McFarland a Fox News national security analyst KT what a mess.
And I didn't have to be this way.
We kept telling.
Damn you can't do this or else we're gonna do something but we never did anything that's how we've dealt with Syria that's how we've dealt with Russia that's how we've dealt with Iran we keep telling them it's in your best interest to do what we want you to do.
But -- -- -- massacring your people out by the thousands if you don't think about this where you've got kids I've -- -- is likely tell your kids.
Eat your spinach.
You never punish them so yeah it's.
And they say what -- -- -- and it's because it's good for you.
Wouldn't wanna eat the spinach and then you say it Teddy bear tonight.
-- -- -- viewing Hispanics the kid doesn't get it Hispanics right you have you never carry through any difference and then.
When the little brother says to the Big Brother my wants maybe the spinach and -- Big Brother says don't worry about it.
-- getting out that's the hole probably a little brother series the little brother little brother and a lot of the Big Brother throughout we've been extending the hand.
Friendship to Iran what a joke that -- you've just seen the Israeli defense minister saying Iran could build nuclear weapons within a matter of weeks.
We have never stood up to these countries we have made empty threats.
We have talked about this is in your best interest you have to understand -- don't -- the world that way -- -- a Paper tiger which is all talk.
No -- we're supposed to be this you know bastion of human rights were supposed to be the United States of America -- country that protects human rights globally.
To some extent at least who stands for human rights and we've got the situation this week where.
You know this messed with his Chinese dissident -- now may -- is is gonna becoming an American University which I suppose the resolution but what -- standoff we had.
In with that situation in a country that's forcing women get abortions forcing sterilizations.
And yet we have to deal with them we have to because they have so much of our debt right yeah.
And then Syria we they're massacring people by the thousands these -- college students according to reports peacefully protesting an -- goal in there.
And Begin the slaughter when they're supposed to be working towards a cease fire.
We we we don't we don't and we can't do anything about it TT they say because.
We pick a fight with Syria we pick a fight with Iran we can't pick a fight with China they hold all our debt.
We -- all week.
Look what we're really bad place all of those things are right he don't pick a fight with your banker so indebted to China -- indebtedness and we have a lot more leverage with China frankly we have a lot more leverage with China right now we're just not implying it.
With Iran we could -- -- those sanctions on Iran on day one of the Obama presidency.
When the Iranians took to the streets we should encourage them.
We should've done what Reagan did what the polls when they tried to rebel against their candidacies we did none of that we try to be mr.
nice guy with Russia what we do.
-- the missile shield -- then -- we just gave it away what we should have done was have -- heard bargaining.
Give that missile shield away what we want to -- help with Iran and Syria would get nothing.
What can we get to Syria now I got you and Carney admitting that Kofi Annan strategy that's working -- -- -- back it's defeat it's that the of course it's it's not working we can see that -- our own you know lionized which are telling us what's happening there.
What can we get can we just should we do we have to sit by.
And watch the massacre go a lot watch we saw the video of this little girl this little three year old girl walking through the rubble of her grandfather's house and Syria all of our viewers -- -- What if anything should the United States be doing.
At a minimum with Syria -- supreme providing humanitarian assistance we can give them cyber systems technology assistance as the aside government tries to shut off.
Their access has to social media but really if you've got a snake.
Don't cut off the tale of the snake cut off the head the head of the snake -- Iran get tough with Iran forget about these negotiations okay -- -- the negotiations and hope for something.
But impose those sanctions ruthlessly swiftly and immediately.
Iranian regime -- -- kind of go along with stopping their nuclear program they're so close they can feel it.
The regime change should be -- -- not regime change that we bring about regime change that they bring about encourage those protesters go out into the street.
Will do everything we can to help you short of military assistance and but overthrow that government KG and then everything else -- thank you ma'am thank you -- as always.