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-- -- -- Report this morning suggesting the CIA is moving forward with a plan to arm rebels in Syria avenue you've heard a lot about this according to the Wall Street Journal.
Our government is sending weapons to militant -- is by way of Jordan providing them with training and small arms.
And ammunition we'll get into militant forces in just a moment in what exactly that means.
While we've heard the president say assignments go there's no word on what the exact mission -- I've been reported operation is that's -- we're talking to Stephen Yates and the former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security -- during the Bush Administration.
He's now the CEO IDC international advisory so there's a couple different parts this -- take it bit by bit.
Jordan going by way of Jordan with weapons to arm up the good guys are friends in Syria have in general your thoughts on that.
Well number one worst were entering -- mission seemingly very late in a process.
And so I think there's very very high risk.
The state of Jordan right now is at great risk of itself so we're going through Jordan.
Presumably to accomplish a mission in Syria but there's over a million refugees in Jordan that state may not be stable of itself.
And so I think there's a big question about.
What is our overall mission period isn't just humanitarian intervention.
We haven't heard anyone articulate that is it to secure Syria or to get -- -- to go but then what about the broader regional and state and.
-- mentioned nabbing secretary Kerry's backing jordin again today -- believe it's his fifth trip there.
And although we haven't had the official report that these arms are going through Jordan and we just know that what of the cabinet members is there today here's what.
A citizen in Jordan has to say about what we're doing in their country.
Saying quote we think that the west generally and the united -- specifically.
-- they want to be positive to our area they have to finish the conflict inside Syria by supporting the Syrian free army not by bringing the soldiers.
-- our country.
-- stop nibbling around the edges go directly and what do you think about that -- Well there are a lot of echoes between the first Persian gulf war and the consultations -- going on that time.
-- -- what we're hearing now basically people in the region know that there is basically.
Fuel spread all over ready to go flame across the -- sectarian divisions.
Regional rivalries etc.
they want help but only if you're serious only if you're going to finish the job.
There's a perception of a partial effort in the first gulf war.
That left a lot unstable and unsatisfied in the region they worry about half measures on Syria doing something similar.
You we've heard about certain arms routes to Syria -- the pass and it just went mentioned -- viewers is he's military exercises that were taking part in in Jordan.
We're leading several hundred troops behind after this is done.
Just -- -- right now.
The last time we talked about -- -- to Syria are Jennifer Griffin and Adam -- did a report that said that thing Ghazi our situation in Benghazi Libya.
Restraining secure arms to send -- to Turkey to -- and to Syria there was one report that we had.
Although we cannot connect the dots completely on that we see the risk.
And attention and the danger associated with any -- arms dealing we know it's not as you know.
Totally secure business sometimes.
Just talk -- us about that aspect as well about the danger that comes with being the provider of these arms and where it where they eventually and that.
Unfortunately there are no safe options even not to intervene is also not necessarily safe because arms are flowing.
Into that region anyway -- been a generous provider.
Hezbollah's provided people and material Iran has announced they're gonna send 4000 foreign fighters into the conflict.
So unfortunately even standing outside is not really a safe option by itself.
Being able to -- 100% who these people -- as an impossibility.
And if we're not going to have our own forces go in.
Then we're gonna have to go on trusts.
And -- have to rely on our allies to help us identify.
Lesser risks now I think it would be an enormous mistake for the United States to be the lead agent.
In this number one we don't have a declared mission we haven't prepared our public.
Even if you try and no fly zone or -- people you can end up with.
People might remember the EP three incident with China you put our planes over someone's airspace they can come down.
And by doing even these -- missions we are still violating someone sovereignty it is an act of war in reasonable people's minds.
With no declaration.
No endpoint no real mention.
And just LCD it's -- clarity as we care more and the days go by again -- great to have you thank you very much --
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