Where does Syrian regime stand?
All-Star panel weighs in on
- Duration 5:34
- Date Aug 7, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in on
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I do think we can began.
Talking about and planning for what happens next the day after.
The regime does fall I'm not going to put timeline on it died I can't possibly.
Pop predicted that I know it's going to happen as does.
The most most observers around the world so.
We have to make sure that those states.
Institutions stay intact.
We have to make sure that we send very clear.
About avoiding sectarian warfare.
Was the bloodshed continues in Syria Syria's president Bashar Assad was seen on TV for the first time today in two weeks.
He showed up and he was meeting with Iran's top security chief.
And the message there was that a central part of the axis of resistance was standing together Iran and Syria.
What about the situation on the ground there were back with the panel bill.
Good to see the -- secretary say it's saying well where you know hoping that he'll go and we're planning for the post society era because if we can't do anything about it I really find it.
Just demoralizing frankly as an American -- went back and looked at the speech President Obama gave.
It was in March 2011 we announced the very mild intervention in Libya which did help to.
Get rid of -- every reason he gave for intervening in Libya is there squares.
And triple -- triple -- and for intervening in Syria including strategic importance of getting rid of aside the weakening Iran.
And we're sitting there talking about we really hope there won't be sectarian violence later on -- gee this is kind of unfortunate but do you sense there's any appetite for intervening -- Senator Lieberman Senator McCain a lot of people are calling for a -- the administration's doing its best to resist one.
There's no appetite.
There's -- apps on the part of the American people there's no appetite on Capitol Hill with the exception.
John McCain Lindsey Graham senator Lieberman -- it.
I mean what you hear from.
People who are advocates of this is that we need to get involved beyond.
Simply offering assistance you know that existing that we have been to the rebels.
But has anybody suggested that we actually.
Mount -- multinational force which is Libya or.
Insert American troops I've never heard such a work.
Charles that we -- -- -- we want about intervention.
Under this administration is not gonna happen.
And hearing the secretary of -- speak with all due respect.
What is she talking about.
Who cares what she says about our expectations.
Veto the absence of sectarian warfare afterwards.
The US is not a player in this.
The players are Iran and Russia on one side Turkey Saudi Arabia and and Qatar on the other side.
These are the people who matter.
Not with the security of steps today to say.
What's happening right now I think he's the crucial to battle the battle of -- level and opponents out of left I left I was in the north.
I saw -- prepared to destroy it entirely.
In order that it not to -- because if it dies it because what becomes what Ben Ghazi was for the rebels in Libya.
Sort of the capital.
Of the opposition state to follow up logos and the rebels control it they will control the home north.
And be on the border with Turkey they will get all the arms weapons and they want cereal was split -- have from -- will fall.
And what we have to remember is that our -- and father in 1980 into kind of rebellion in the city of Obama.
He utterly destroyed it he paved it over and he killed 20000.
People in three weeks.
So the -- are capable of this and to follow up I was destroyed in order that -- that'll save his skin he will do it it's all happening now I think you can.
The the fulcrum of the vandalism -- is occurring and we will see how it turns out.
And there you see the city is there a lot or Damascus in the south you don't Turkish frontier where Turkey is the ally of the rebels bill.
I just wanna call attention to what Charles that I think he was -- see actors had sex with secretary of state and -- states that really doesn't matter this is Iran and Russia on the one hand and Turkey and Saudi Arabia on the other that is -- horrible.
We -- and I mean if we are abdicating our role of helping to shape events in this absolutely crucial part of the world.
What does that say we just gonna let these other countries you know play their games and stand back as if it doesn't affect US national security what happens in Syria which borders.
Israel which is text to Iraq where Iran is a major player.
It's a very -- Charles accurately portray the situation but to say I don't you could have said that.
Under any administration democratic or Republican for the last sixty years conflict of this importance in this -- -- important country.
Would mess now with the government engaged in something close to mass slaughter and the US secretary of state is asking and hoping that things happen and as Charles says it doesn't really matter what you saw -- We disagree here because what's clear is that the administration is a player in this game.
That the United States has made it clear that they are on the side of the rebels and are trying to encourage.
The leaders stepped down that's very clear I don't think there's any doubt about business and without.
-- putting and putting putting in place supplies money munitions that go to the rebels that's the fact.
If it has as much important is if you and I came out against -- -- it has none it is empty air and everybody on the ground nose.
That is it for the panel so.