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Well lawmakers and pundits have been divided on just what role if any US should have been serious civil war radio talk show host and foreign affairs expert.
He's doing is now with reaction hello Monica great to see you today.
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A big concern among some who are reluctant for the US to get involved in this hearing conflict is what.
If we supplied military aid to the rebels we don't know really who these folks are particularly since we've heard reports.
That there are some rebels tied to al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.
-- -- -- yet -- for example how do we know they won't be diverted and used for future terrorist attacks against us.
Well that's precisely the question -- and look we ran into the same situation in Libya.
When we were arming rebels there to overthrow Moammar Qaddafi and what we discovered may be too late to the game or maybe we knew it all the longer don't know.
But got most of those rebels were linked to -- tied up linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and I have other -- -- -- connections.
Now we are.
On the cusp here of getting more deeply involved in Syria out when we know that those rebels this war's been going on for two years maybe at the beginning there were some real authentic Democrats with a little -- I've Democrats who want to -- -- throw aside.
But now we note that the vast majority of those rebels in Syria.
Have pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda are Muslim Brotherhood linked are Hezbollah and so what we now have -- not.
Syria is now a proxy war between the United States and Russia and another proxy war between the United States and Iran which backs -- -- and -- has blocked.
We're gonna get more deeply entrenched in this kind of war.
Our -- our enemy is -- curse word against us like al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood for example.
This is an extremely messy situation.
And while Bashar Assad nobody's making any excuses for him his regime is -- yes he's a brutal murderous tyrant.
But the question we need to ask ourselves is twofold number one.
What -- our national interests here at stake are there -- and I really don't think so and number two.
If Hasan of falls any power vacuum is created there who is best prepared to step -- The folks that are best prepared to step in -- the Islam as it's al-Qaeda is the Muslim Brotherhood.
If in fact they take power in Syria.
You'll end up with a regime in there that it's gonna be far worse for US interests and also -- extremely anti Israel.
-- -- stand -- we need to pause for this alert.
Spin on another big player in the Syrian conflict Iran.
This just in the country now has a new president the candidate backed by the opposition and reformist political factions -- -- Hani have won the election.
Iran has more than fifteen million eligible voters and -- turnout in Friday's election was unbelievably high.
Seven 2% of the country's eligible voters.
Weighed in on this election Monica let me get -- Action from you on his latest news.
Yeah I had to be very interesting to see how this shakes out and not because we know that the mullahs were favoring a different kind of candidate so we'll see the interesting dynamic between the mullis.
Who actually run Iran and not theocracy.
And this new president.
But keep in mind that the Iranians always act in their national interests regardless of who their president is and they in this Syrian civil war they have back to -- and -- backed.
And it continues to back Hezbollah so the Iranians really are gonna change their foreign policy course and that's what we have to pay close attention to.
On the Syrian question though.
It is the White House has been saying the president made this decision to intervene weeks ago.
And the recent confirmation that aside -- serin gas on some of his people there.
Provides a concrete justification for going ahead with this effort -- critics are saying though.
Even if you jump -- at this point it's too little too late.
What do you say yeah.
Look at the credibility of the commander in chief is on the line as well as the credibility of the United States when the commander in chief of the United States speaks.
His words carries serious weight so most of go -- -- when he talked about the Red Line.
And how they'll be serious consequences.
If Syria -- across that red line.
Well that -- a lot of weight and both our allies in the region like Israel and our adversaries in the region like Iran Hezbollah and others.
They paid attention to that -- and then there was know what action.
Now he's going to divert some light arms and and some -- some weapons training for some of these al-Qaeda Muslim Brotherhood rebels.
At this point you know I'm not sure it's kind of point list.
And still look you've got a dynamic here.
Where we could argue that in fact the Obama administration has been -- -- arming these folks all along there are reports that this is what Ben Ghazi was all about.
They've been -- was a central depot where they were trying to mop up some of the weapons that we had provided to al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya.
And divert them to the Syrian rebels and then of course we have that devastating terrorist attack of September 11.
Mainly as a result of us so perhaps this is not even a new policy maybe it's just this policy made public.
But the American people need to know what we're getting involved here this president has any intention of going any deep -- This is a proxy war again between the US and Russia and the US and Iran.
Not that Crowley thank you so much for joining us -- your -- we appreciate it you've got it thanks --
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