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-- OK you mentioned Syria as you know -- -- -- great advantage of this is people are home watching better direction on their computers.
But -- have -- -- -- sending -- questions to ask you.
So we have US Marine Corps vet who has written to say.
-- serious let's talk about Syria the chairman of the joint chiefs earlier this week.
Made five points where he said these are five possible things we could do to intervene in Syria and it sounded like they were all going to be a disaster.
Our Marine Corps -- wants to say why are we just now considering Syria wasn't that red line ever chemical weapons crossed a few months ago.
-- I think the real question we haven't answered.
Is not what kinds of military means we could use and Syria but what is it we want to see happen and Syria.
Your military means need to support a political outcome.
You need to have an objective you're trying to reach -- through military means can leverage.
You are engaged.
In an exercise with no no direction.
No we're I think secretary Kerry had it right.
Was the importance of getting a political solution to the Syrian problem on the table.
Bringing the parties together getting a deal with the Russians.
And beginning to focus on.
What kind of transitional arrangement who -- series of peace and if the -- side.
Is unwilling to compromise then you're military measures can have some affect.
Whichever ones you choose.
Light armament right up to more violent interventions.
Which you need to have an objective.
We are talking.
Too much in this country.
Both the means but not the end we need to focus on objects so -- -- -- papers here.
My objective is to see the Syrian parties.
Around the table and the others who have direct interest in the Syrian matter Russia even Iran.
Sitting with them to hammer out an arrangement.
That is going to mean that the Assad government.
Seats power eventually elections are held.
And they knew Syria and reality is for little takeaway will be very fragile -- you need to change your tactics and move towards into the.
How likely is something.
Like that to happen to me doesn't look like getting betting serious and lay down terms.
-- well with it doesn't mean they're going to lay down their arms today but all civil war whose end.
Rarely with a victory but a political compromise among the participants.
Should happen next door and let -- -- Eventually the party's calm down.
Eventually Syria will calm down.
And it's communities that -- live side by side.
For centuries and find new ways of coming back together what the United States needs to do is set itself to be.
The a central -- maker.
Provide leadership that leads to peace and then use what measures we have economic or military to force the pace of.
That -- So should -- United States for example send them any kind of troops are trained rebels -- in support of -- -- If I had.
A an objective that was articulated.
And the -- party particularly the us a government refused.
Then I would look to a military means to force the government's hands but not force it without an objective.
The rebels people have said the rebels are really.
Al-Qaeda affiliated to the strongest rebel groups do we really want to help rebels like sandpaper.
Serve one degree of separation from helping al-Qaeda.
I would think that would be very hard to what we really do not want an outcome and Syria.
In which a radical Sunni group like al-Qaeda.
Ends up with serious leverage.
But in order to avoid that outcome we have to have a different outcome and -- coming back to a political construct.
It involves a greater majority of Syrians is at -- is central.
-- what do you do about it no I think you need to also to -- An opposition leadership.
And that means finding those people we know we can work with and backing up.
Giving them our full support getting them to represent the rebels' side at the table in this future negotiation must take place.
Let's switch to around -- Palestinian situation where the secretary carriers trying to shuttle diplomacy.
He's -- the Palestinians and the Israelis at least it seems to sit down at the same table as this ever going to -- anything other than.
Yet more to Lance.
There that's a good question Kati and you can't.
Come up with a quick answers that peace can be made after these decades and decades of tension disagreement violence.
I know one simple and plain fact is the United States must be seen to be trying to make points.
We who support Israel.
And have vital interest at stake in the region.
To stand on the sidelines.
And leave piece and address this to leave ourselves explodes.
To get involved to try to get the parties around the table to work -- principles of the settlement.
To nudge the parties forward to make decisions.
That they alone can make.
That's the right role for the United States I think secretary -- -- done a true ripping joke.
For the United States and putting -- back on the stage.
And that will reinforce.
The image of the United States in the region where the Arab.
Palestinian and the Israeli Palestinian conflict remains so --
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