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We now know the chemical weapons have been used for almost a year the Syrian regime.
We've done nothing.
So I think it's time that we act in a very serious way of a no fly zone of what they've decided to do them.
I'm sure our military is taken right.
Preparations for carrying out successful operation in my house hold it.
The Obama administration suddenly sees the light and acknowledges that Syria has used chemical weapons on its citizens.
And it announces it will send small arms and ammunition to help the opposition fighters but will that be enough.
Senator McCain says no.
Every bone in my body.
Knows that simply providing weapons will not change the battlefield equation and we must change the battlefield equation.
Former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joins us from.
At a Fox News military analyst and author of the book terror red colonel David -- Gentlemen thanks for being with us this evening -- Our right to ambassador why even get involved in this.
Well I would not provide military assistance to the Syrian opposition I still don't think we have so confidence or we could have confidence that these weapons can be.
Kept out of the hands of terrorists and al-Qaeda and other radicals.
And I think senator McCain's.
Analysis is correct without a no fly zone and substantially.
Greater arms assistance than the Obama administration is prepared to give.
We're not gonna have much of an effect so so what the president's that I think is risk giving the worst of both possible worlds were in but we don't affect the outcome.
Well and an -- but but why now colonel hunt why now.
There's I don't you know explaining this to mean that for example if it's the reason that chemical weapons we know we hear that they don't.
It's too convenient by a longshot if there were 90000 people at all right -- hitting instructor at that 93000.
People -- killed.
There are blowing off shot you know and they're killed and we do nothing than a 150 died chemical weapons and all of a sudden we're all over -- Yeah it did their reasons are obvious -- political.
At all war czar is also went to things going -- them against this administration did you could consider this a wag the dog theory.
But then -- the bottom line for me is we've got we've been a war almost twelve years.
That's when I'm not a very tired there are no end game here in Syria has -- strategic interest.
We we have no ability to control the outcome we should not get the middle of us ambassador Bolton what -- the reason being for getting involved what is our strategic interest -- what do we have to -- Well I think the bigger question in Syria is the influence of Iran the -- regime would not be -- -- today word not for the assistance that Iran.
And Russia continue.
To get it so the problem with getting involved in Syria -- you're getting involved militarily in a side issue and the real threat.
To the region and to the world is Iran's.
For international terrorism -- its nuclear weapons program and Syria won't affect that one way or the other.
And colonel hunt I mean when we if we get involved then and then what what is the issue as it relates to.
Bombs day after you send in small arms to the what happens after that.
Nothing -- -- descendants small arms a Syrian military has tanks helicopters and jets -- away that'll affect this it was serious weapons like cruise missiles and anti tank weapons.
The problem with that is you're giving it to al-Qaeda and the PPK in the Chechen rebels were part of the terrorist.
Group they know the militia that's fighting the government.
But -- an -- what we know who did the stuff we -- we don't which is why you don't give it to.
That's the point in week we should not get the middle of this period there's no interest in -- is right the bigger targeted Iran held by the way we get an analyst.
We're screwing around with Russia Hezbollah and -- a lot -- the bad players China.
No question China this -- very tough area but there's nothing in this for us we should have learned from Vietnam Afghanistan Iraq this is not the place today.
And an ambassador Bolton I mean did the do we know who were arming does that dead and way investor and it and and ask you this first.
Why is this guy Benjamin roads making the announcement that we're gonna give small arms.
To all the Syria and the president is often a gay pride event it kind of reminds me.
But Ben Ghazi they're waiting for help and the president fires up Air Force One and goes to Vegas is -- going to connect.
Now the president's hopelessly confused on this and the way this policies being rolled out is just indicative.
Of the larger confusion will we -- even if you could identify leaders that we could trust not to commit a bloodbath if they want.
Or it could commit to destroy serious chemical weapons and we gave those people arms you couldn't guarantee in thirty days that -- still have them in their possession that they wouldn't have been transferred her acquired by al-Qaeda and the other terrorist.
That that's why this is is so so dangerous for the United States.
To be involved and -- there are dangers in the region there are dangers to threats to Jordan for example.
But we're not -- resolve them by getting involved in Syria and my -- go to the source which is Iran.
This is simply going to continue and expand.
Do you think colonel hunt that the -- this feckless policy of the out of the White House and the Obama administration.
-- is jeopardizing us in this country as well.
How was -- that at what we can to send our troops over there I mean is there -- morale problem.
We've got -- tired as probably the military's exhausted this is eleven years of continuous combat.
That -- military families effect on the veterans administration which is not working well at all.
So yes it's -- it would affect the military but it's a policy.
That it's -- -- we're we're talking about a no fly zone.
And missiles in Jordan what is the significance of -- points of any significance is we've got American jets will take with America logistics.
American intelligence and we have pershing missiles.
That would be how we would support a no fly and -- have a chance of knocking down a Russian aircraft.
Or or doing.
What happens once you do no fly the next step a -- to the ground.
It's a huge mistake we've been in two wars Middle East.
We do not entered a new era those warriors ambassadors worked out so well for us and -- come up against a break.
Well we had hard interest in those wars which I think that justified and there there's no tangible American interest in Syria.
Are right that ambassador -- -- colonel hunt thank you both for being with us this evening when you are right.
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