Syrian bloodshed worsens
Will the US be forced to intervene?
- Duration 5:23
- Date May 29, 2012
Will the US be forced to intervene?
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Horrible things are happening in Syria.
This administration has a feckless foreign policy.
Which abandons American leadership I know because I visit who these people that they are ready to help these people and they are already helping them some.
But it cries out for American leadership American leadership is not there.
Yellowish on military leaders to -- somewhat cautious about the use of force.
Because we're never entirely sure what comes out on the other side but that's said it may it may come to a point with Syria because of the dressers.
Feckless foreign policy of the words that Senator McCain is right they're very strong word really which looked up the definition -- into.
Without a goal in mind -- no design for victory Charles.
-- that is a perfect description of the Syria policy but I think what's important today.
Is there a way that the press has been reported what happened at the UN.
This is supposed to be a great success.
Of the way to where it is the UN Security Council today unanimously.
Syria for the massacres.
It didn't at all that's rubbish.
That would that wasn't even a resolution that was a presidential statement of fact it -- -- a presidential statement meaning the president obscurity -- -- who was only presidential press statement.
And it was.
And -- -- has no.
Security Council resolutions.
To start with.
These are less than worthless a statement has no powered -- -- force of law.
And in fact the Russians weren't condemned to directly the language was weak the Russians that we can that the idea then there was a leak in the press this morning.
About the Russians are reconsidering the Russians are helping us on -- that again is nonsense the Russians are actually.
Cold -- -- ruthless honestly care nothing about the atrocities they care only about their strategic position in Syria.
If they think asides about the phone they will switch until lived -- that then they will do it as they have done the Security Council.
He -- -- Syria and we have done nothing we even had a report earlier that Iran has troops in Syria I have no doubt that's true.
Iran is intervening -- intervening -- weapons and the west is doing absolutely nothing that's his definition affect yours and you put anymore stake in this Security Council resolution process.
The -- -- if you're that it did to show the lack of good faith in Russia is that there actually claiming that a lot of atrocities that just happened we're not done by the government that they were done by.
Rebels and you know the jury is kind of still out -- we need to wait and see so.
I think that -- It's unlikely that.
That they should pursue a diplomatic.
You know process even sometimes -- said that that we should continue to do that before.
Looking at doing any kind of military intervention.
But at the same time I don't think we should hold out hope that they are going to actually do anything with -- of any real meaning.
The Jonas is a -- of the devil we know as as opposed to the U one we don't one of the risks of UN involvement integrated we -- US involvement in in Syria we've heard reports that al-Qaeda.
Is establishing a relationship with us on the opposition and in fact Ayman Al-Zawahri said that.
The -- what he wanted to see happen.
Right well welcoming.
Anyone who's watched what's happened in Egypt for example were pretty much anywhere other than to use the average Arab Spring has to be a little humble -- what is behind curtain number two right.
At the same time.
Syria actually matters enormous.
Amount in terms of the geopolitics of the region it is it is a -- chief client state.
And it is the conduit by which Iran commits most of its mischief in the region.
And when you hear bong Ki moon the president general secretary of the UN last week saying that there is no plan B.
Other than this basically this papers show that we're getting at the UN.
It makes work like feckless seeing you know too generous to me we need -- know devoid of fact.
Because -- where it stands right now is it is just.
It's it's just entirely -- Chinese fired -- you know it's there's no.
There's no end -- to a whatsoever I think at Romney's statement that we should be arming.
Anti Assad forces makes a lot of sense that there's usually.
I think the whole -- -- -- is very unfair and you know I saw Senator McCain on Sunday in the green room and he told me that.
When I speak his blood pressure goes up so he might want to change right now.
The channel because I just disagree with his characterization of this it's not fair the president does need to pursue.
That that diplomatic process before you start military intervention.
And eat but eat it's not you don't just what what he's also just start arming people you know.
There is no diplomatic process it's -- fiction.
And is -- it's a fiction you can hide behind if you want to do nothing.
There's nothing happening Kofi Annan is not gonna have a ceasefire.
He's put crying the -- and people are getting massacred left and right it's -- cover in fact it's worse.
He gives UN sanction to and -- side is doing and nobody is calling for an invasion but why are we not arming the rebels why are -- not.
Working with the Turks who want to see -- sent over thrown.
In trying to get the -- weapons into the opposition and support them there's no reason that we shouldn't be.
And to say the only alternative is a war on our part I think is completely wrong it's a straw man argument.
On that -- I think we'll call it quits we can.