UN monitors blocked by Syrian troops
KT McFarland on the latest reports of mass killings in Syria
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- Date Jun 7, 2012
KT McFarland on the latest reports of mass killings in Syria
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-- joining us here live on -- KT McFarland Fox News national security analysts.
And host of Defcon three always a pleasure to have -- here but -- this all in perspective because it could give us additional information.
Kate -- you know everyone has been horrified to see these brutal murders and Syriana's in color support there.
There was video of these bodies -- and I L baby -- body bags he could see small children you could see their faces were blurred that you get the idea.
That these are small children I -- the world.
Community USA do anything to stop I don't know there's a problem it's a really tough one for a couple of reasons if you look at say Libya.
The closest example we have -- was a dictator.
In Al Qaddafi he was bad to his own people we murdered people you have a side.
And Libya we went again we we aided rebels we use we have a no fly zone way to the militarily -- -- turned out that while consists pretty chaotic now but.
In Syria however difficult -- was series a whole lot more difficult for three reasons one.
Members of the armed forces defected to the rebels that's not happening in Syria -- they have -- stayed with the aside government.
You know when Connor was talking about the Asad military are they doing it will they have not defected and ending rebel group -- something to build up.
You know who are the rebels -- year we've been talking there where we know they are and they're certainly not military.
The second problem is that Asad of Syria has some really powerful friends.
Qaddafi and Libya didn't nobody liked him they were all happy to condemn him and to join with the United States and NATO.
To go in and change things but in serious very different who -- series' biggest supporters Russia.
Russia because Russia has a port on the Mediterranean this in Syria also because Russia sells Syrian military equipment they have economic relations.
And third because Russia.
That's the -- toehold in the Middle East that's the only country in the middle is as close relations to -- about to give that up.
And similarly with Iran now the third reason is we -- -- with the military engagement and who wouldn't oral -- -- third another ground war on the middle least nobody.
And that's probably what it would take so they're still really good military action that's why -- so eager to pursue a diplomatic option which is a work.
Illinois encourage our viewers to join in and join on the -- and ask questions and we've got a couple of good ones here for KT is that -- read here.
Comment from Larry shooter.
A -- -- any chance of peace within the Arab communities.
-- -- comment from ultra right one it's been reported you were talking about that Russia is making Covert attempts to ally themselves with China -- as if that was news in parentheses.
I've does anyone see a problem with opposing a Russian initiative -- series.
Here's the thing you know I'm -- hark OK I I was boy had the mother's milk.
Of the Soviet Union and Russia are bad guys -- cold warrior I think however in this one instance.
That's the only option -- -- but here's how I would do it I would suggest that they Obama administration.
If there's some military option makes any sense.
There's a diplomatic effort.
But the effort has ever been to say Russia you've got a giant because this is so terrible that people are being murdered you know this is an -- race of the world Russia frankly doesn't care about that.
I would go differently Russians say Russia.
You take the lead.
You -- Riverside.
Keep the infrastructure there you the next guy like we did with Iraq and we did with Afghanistan.
And we will support you we will even nominate Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize but we have one breaks.
That the new Syrian government for its with its.
-- that we can put you over their put you in charge.
Because every kind of hockey hockey I go out and invest a lot of China OK but I'm by the if you look at couldn't.
And he's now been real -- right he's very concerned with how.
He's perceived by history I mean.
Look no guy gets both attacks against facial surgery or doesn't care of people think about it so I think could really cares how the world -- him -- if he can look.
Like a great world leader.
Can get a Nobel Peace Prize for preventing -- civil war in Syria and throughout the region go for -- but again the price is that they've got that Syria has -- Break with Iran and getting back to talking about the rebels on senators and pundits have called her the US -- to arm.
Rebels others say USA is war weary as there -- military operation that makes sense and all that us well I don't think so because again there's no rebel army to armory they're -- The only.
And now are really just don't think so give us and let's have a no fly zone with a -- serious on airplanes flying killing people like this with Qaddafi.
It's takes going down the street -- soldiers going door to door.
You know in -- rifles in the faces of children so that part of a military option I don't think -- there and I don't think there's any.
-- -- -- get other such reluctance now with NATO.
And with the united says to have any more military gains from an -- of the world even President Obama said we're -- days and we're out of here -- one last question.
One last question for you before you know -- know that I don't know.
-- kind of audience we have parents hearing about what.
What put these people do these people who -- you know seemingly been.
You know a sitting target it.
I think the only solution that at least to relieve the killing would be some kind of safe corridors -- safe havens that Syrian civilians could go to.
Under the protection of Turkey.
To at least stop the violence but the other thing the United States could do is.
Let's get a winner had access one of the friends aside does is he closes down all communications.
-- no reporters and -- right now that's why.
Connor was just and he's in Jerusalem -- his son Damascus right now I KT McFarland Fox News national security analyst hosted death.
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