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-- the heat is rising in the White House many pushing President Obama to get tough on Syrian do it now for reportedly using chemical weapons against its own people.
This after the president -- the Asad regime that doing so -- -- a quote red line.
Here's the House Intelligence Committee chairman on that Mike Rogers.
Problem is -- the president has laid down the line he you know I can't get dotted line and can't be anything other than a red line.
In more than just Syria Iran is paying attention to this North Korea's paying attention to this so I think the options.
Aren't huge but some action needs to be taken what.
Action would that -- KT McFarland Fox News national security analysts and good morning to you letter to talk and over the weekend is that a red liner pink liner a dot -- are dotted line perhaps.
You say it is important take a deep breath.
And clinically figure out what you want to accomplish that is -- important please explain.
Okay when I was in the Reagan administration and the marine barracks were bound by Hezbollah in Lebanon everybody said -- is more troops we've got to get involved we've got us.
But break into the deep breath and said what is my my try to accomplish my farm policy and he didn't do it.
Now it's time to take a deep breath what are we trying to do are we trying to topple -- -- -- we're trying to put.
Rebels again which levels -- what we really are trying to do I think is to stop the chemical weapons the following into the hands of al-Qaeda he's going to use them against.
Our allies or against us so what do you want to do not necessarily need to topless -- got to destroy those chemical weapons how do you do that.
One going to fellows in the region.
They -- -- -- -- much to fear about loose chemical weapons being used against them as we do is there's some way that we can work with our allies in the region.
To stop the chemical weapons -- -- command a -- missile strikes bombing attacks.
Go to the Russians and say.
-- you've got just as much to worry about radical Islam as we do.
And as -- you've just -- we don't look too good for after the Boston bomb Israel like we can cooperate let's cooperate.
Quietly behind the scenes sharing -- It's very interesting so you would say go in and destroy the chemical weapons that you would not necessarily have to do that if you could secure that.
Either way secure from the -- and how do you do that.
I think you could do three things one.
-- -- -- it's not just -- it's not just the American military get countries in the region who have a vested interest in this.
Bombing attacks on the chemical site first -- -- secure intelligence what are they just can't have all around Syria.
On some of them may already be in areas.
We've been -- been indications that we know where they are.
They're either they're north of Damascus lives in around that area said to be -- -- a -- -- about a dozen sites in that country yes okay so will assume that we can figure out where they are either Israeli intelligence pressure.
Some intelligence to figure out where they are so how do you destroy them or secure them.
One way to destroy them would be -- it's another way would -- missile strike cruise missile sites and a third way would be.
Commander is not American commanders necessarily but others in the region.
But Lindsey Graham was asked about this on Sunday now.
Here's how he analyzes it.
It's gonna become a failed state by the end the year as fracturing along sectarian ethnic lines it's -- -- -- al-Qaeda safe haven.
The second thing that chemical weapons enough to kill millions of people are going to be compromised and -- in the wrong hands in the next bombing goes off in America.
May not have nails and glass and it.
Is that hyperbole.
Aren't accurate and it's going to be a failed state their.
Rebel militia groups.
Some of them are al-Qaeda related say again what went senator Graham was saying is that we better look out because that's that's coming our way you -- -- you -- you believe that absolutely because what is.
It happened in Libya.
This is -- example we should see we went -- -- we toppled that dictator we armed rebels.
What has happened is Libya all the arsenals of Qaddafi we never managed to secure before we toppled and that's all the arsenals that are now fueling the fighting in Sudan fighting all the way to Gaza.
That was what -- -- was all about time to finally get our hands on about his weapons that's why it's so important to get the chemical weapons and Syria.
Get our hands on them before the government.
Now Chuck Hagel went public with -- last practice and based on the reporting -- hearing over the weekend is that the reason why he said that is because.
Congress was about to become privy to the information that he right and they wanted to be out front of the story.
But it appears the White House is waiting for more confirmation.
And more information as of what was used -- when it was years.
Well yeah what are -- trying to do here are we try to punish aside for using chemical weapons are we trying to secure destroy the chemical weapons ourselves I think the example that.
In this case not just Libya but -- -- what I want to make really sure that he's actually use them.
And help for my money he -- -- using any stunning news and the fact that they exist and the fact that dozens -- Graham said that's about to become a failed state.
We want to make sure we destroy -- secure those chemical weapons before they fall into the hands of people who use them against us -- -- -- -- -- you know when you say red line a lot of people expect company come after that there's a lot of pressure politically being cranked up on this White House and we'll see what they have absolutely.
Thank you KT McFarland studio.
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