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As we've been reporting serious civil war has left a bloody legacy with more than 90000 people killed in that conflict so far.
President Obama is now pledging stepped up military support for the rebels who are waging -- battle against -- on regime.
Joining us now Fox News contributor lieutenant colonel Allen west.
Here with his reaction.
Some are saying that this is too little too late how do you see it.
I agree with that you know one -- -- things you know history has an incredible way repeating so if you don't pay attention.
It's about thirty years ago that we -- on his face Marines into Lebanon to intervene in their civil war and of course we remembered that.
Closer to -- -- -- lost their lives due to a Hezbollah.
Bombing of that marine barracks there so when I look at those getting involved now in Syria what is the in state what is -- -- goal.
Because you look is -- -- -- -- for front which is aligned to al-Qaeda.
Has now morphed and they've changed their name to the Islamic army of Syria and Iraq because al-Qaeda in Iraq have -- with them.
So we talk about arming these rebel forces in how we really going to be able to vet the rebel forces.
That's something we don't know if these weapons will get into the hands of those who are tied to extremist groups like al-Qaeda acknowledge him and whether -- whether or not they're gonna use those weapons.
Against us at a later date or some other terrorist activity.
They don't forget it was not too long ago that we win the and in an abandoned Libya.
And we support rebels there who ended up being tied to al-Qaeda and guess what -- -- exact same rebels.
That you -- have to attack and -- -- against the counselor and we lost an ambassador.
If three of -- to include two former Navy SEALs so my concern is that we do we look at this thing in very short term.
Focus but we never think about the long term five he continues what happens down the road.
-- staying with Afghanistan and we came -- we supported the mujahideen there.
But we did not -- in and the time after the Soviet Union left in the next -- Taliban came and we get supported these guys with weapons material what have -- So we have allowed Iran.
To extend their regional hegemonic -- because we zeroed out our presence in Iraq and so now this entire thing his broken down to.
You know you've got Sunni vs -- And and it and -- -- -- -- you know with -- -- not losing so we don't really know who -- -- prop up to come out -- company.
Absolutely and given the fact that we have Russia involved in this as well.
And there is already now what appears to be of war chilly relationship between food and and the White House.
And the fact that we're stepping up military -- what impact do you think it's gonna have.
On the polarization is already in place -- to -- -- -- country.
Oakland has no respect for President Obama that's why he's doing this exactly and so when you talk about this no fly zone.
This is not going to be like living you're talking about a very intricate there -- complex antiaircraft system.
This S 300 system that they're sending which Israel now has also understand Israel is very concerned there and then not -- to allow the system to come there.
Because they have to really think about Hezbollah gain strength you know what are the what are going to be the second or third order effects on on Israel so.
You know will they be able to go and attack munitions dumps and -- those chemical weapons get into the hands of Hezbollah who is already you know Hassan Nasrallah has said today will go in and continue to support.
The -- regime and we know that Hezbollah is nothing but a proxy army of Iran.
So you have many different external actors to have gotten engaged because we waited too late and you know people talk about his lead from behind.
You know moniker that the president has -- this is exactly what happens when you don't take the reckless in action in the appropriate time the -- of opportunities close.
Let me -- -- -- though in the final moments.
What about the CIA's role in all of this effective as -- -- taking the lead on this one well that's one of the missions that the CIA does have.
Of course I account accomplished what I believe happened and in Gaza.
But then again you know -- -- the CIA going to go and effectively distinguished between the good guy in the bad -- on what is supposedly the good guys side.
And I believe that what can end up happening.
It is a shooting match within the rebels so that they can -- acquire the weapons that we are providing on top of the weapons that Saudi Arabia cutter is already from.
For Al west always received thank -- so much for millions on the what is obviously a very difficult situation I think we -- worlds and -- world war Mary and I are apparently while.
-- thank you so much -- can.
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