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Issues surrounding the war in Syria is -- to say the least now -- growing less stable by the hour now that the US is officially getting involved.
With training and arming those more moderate rebels.
What exactly are our options -- on a list of questions now.
Now is retired major general Bob scales Fox News military analyst and we're gonna Wear you out with questions thanks for being an -- thank you that's all right let's start with what's happened today.
You know we had heard no fly zone kind of talked about this past week.
But the administration saying no -- have to go through the United Nations now Egypt's president is calling for this your thoughts.
Well I mean we're getting closer and closer to implement and -- -- and you'll notice that an F sixteen squatters now.
In Jordan we -- patriot missiles and Jordan so now we have patriots in Turkey.
Access to Turkish air bases so there's a possibility to establish some form of sort of aerial shield if you will to do two things number one to allow.
Refugees to have a place to huddle and secondly some ground inside Syria that the CIA and perhaps the American military.
He used to train the Syrian rebels because more than a initiatives small -- cares what these rebels really needed discipline.
Yeah it's going to be hard to train if if died they keep having to take cover.
Some critics say and that maybe even many Americans tonight may be asking why are we getting involved right now because didn't we know the chemical weapons were being used couple months ago.
We heard Senator John McCain from Arizona saying this weeks and weeks and weeks ago.
Was there something pivotal that we don't know about.
Think the big thing if I -- -- to think that.
Is the shift in the advantage.
On the ground because right now the Syrian military.
As the initiative after they captured the village of -- there which is a gateway eleven on.
And now all of a sudden this Syrian army is smelling blood just to let our viewers know.
Yesterday the Syrian army started its formal attack him.
On the city of a left hook a left below is the linchpin of the Syrian Syrian rebellion.
So if the Syrian army can't get into -- -- -- push push out the rebels before.
The presence of American arms and training of against the take hold this -- bode.
Disaster for the you know -- -- for the serious resistance all right.
First of all what are we giving the rebels.
See this is a key point right now all we're giving them a small arms and it small arms ammunition and they need that.
But the problem.
In Syria right now is the Syrian air force and the Syrian armored forces.
They are breaking ended these strong points pushing ahead with armored -- preceding that with with aerial firepower.
In the form of rockets machine guns and bombs.
And that breaks the back of of these -- strong points then they -- back and then the Syrian infantry attacks what they need more than small arms is anti tank and anti aircraft.
Missiles and the problem with that of course that takes awhile to get those missiles and to train the crew that he used improperly to keep them out of the hands of the -- All right now the way you describe it it sounds like maybe we don't have a lot of time to try to secure a left over the Syrian government so.
Is this too little too late general.
May be Harris right now the Syrian army backed by Hezbollah smelling blood there already moving -- -- it will take weeks.
Just to get small arms to the rebels.
Not to mention training and so -- And who knows how long it's going to take us to get off the dime and start sending them really effective weapons.
Any aircraft missiles and anti tank guided missiles those -- the linchpin weapons they're gonna break the back -- serious -- I want to remind everybody an estimate and of course we don't have a way to affirm all this up just the the aids workers and ended people on the ground are able to tell us that some 90000.
Have died and I heard you talking about the refugees who now need a place to huddle and -- as well.
It's so critical that we do something quickly but my big question is if we're not going in with enough general.
And -- a little too late with what we do have that sets us up for a longer term commitment is this the Obama -- Administration's new war.
Wow what a great question -- that's is there and here's the deal remember now on arm and -- And our viewers need to understand this is a civil war it's a sectarian civil war.
And these conflicts have a tendency to spiral out of control think -- is sort of a raging forest fire.
The generally is it ended to one side just exhaust themselves in this combat.
And it's not over even if we give the rebels arms even if we give them any tank guided missiles this could go on for months if not years and so for us to step into the middle of it.
As the as the pendulum begins to swing to the to the side of the Syrian army carries a great many dangers with us and we need to be very very careful about how we go about -- All right general thank you very very much you come to us at such a key time.
Tonight so much news developing wait before let's go I just thought of another question I know my -- trying to do the math on whether or not we have time for this before the commercial.
Can we -- -- live picture Turkey right now I mean this is happening right now.
-- the leader Turkey saying you've got to get out of that square and now you've seen the place pretty much cleared inside instant.
-- -- people going home now.
After being pushed out by security forces is that country stable enough as we have to use that country to get aid through to Syria.
Right two points first of all the military in Turkey is in control.
With the with with furnishing the the Syrian rebels with ammunition training goes through military.
Yes so we're okay there and I also believe that.
That Turkey will come around I think I think the leadership in Turkey realizes they have to back off a little bit and I and I think over the next few days and weeks they'll do that the but as far as helping the Syrians the key -- panel and all this to your point.
It's a Turkish.
General Bob scales is gonna leave us now but he'll come back next time and thank you very confident and thank you hear us it.
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