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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus was senator Scott Brown -- -- power is David -- And Juan Williams well we talked at at great length -- Senator Corcoran congressman angle about the fact that.
It sure looks like we're heading closer to and if not war not military strike against -- -- -- came in the wake of the apparent use of chemical weapons against his own people.
That killed hundreds perhaps thousands.
Of people in the in the opposition to the Asad regime.
Senator brown who wasn't a mistake for the president not to act sooner -- after the earlier crossings of the Red Line and how far -- gonna.
By just spoke to senator -- -- after obviously you had a mine and I commended him honest thoughtful.
And methodical approach to the issue we were talking when I was in the senate when we're hitting 101000 dead.
Now -- a 100000 plus at what point does the administration actually move forward and do something because the Asad regime obviously is not.
Taking -- seriously I think we missed the boat is going to be very difficult to put the genie.
Back and and evolves surgical strikes no fly zone.
Now you have other countries involved -- their anti aircraft.
And a lot of other defensive mechanisms now is going to be very difficult but.
We need to get the world involved Bob's right we are a country of good we are looked at -- leadership and there's been no leadership on this issue.
Let's talk about the -- the lack of leadership cares and puzzles a lot of belief that that this is an area where the US -- had a lot easier.
Roll have they gotten involved -- the civil war started before this became a proxy war for the Natalee is before.
You -- to all of the up al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic groups coming in from Iran coming in from Iraq.
Now the problem of course is that if -- -- fault you might end up with -- at least part of the country controlled by.
John hot -- as safe haven for al-Qaeda.
Wanted to the president missed the mark not getting involved -- to topple the Asad regime and secondly.
Do you feel that the failure to respond to the earlier breaches of the Red Line emboldened.
-- and led to this but seems to have been amassing use of chemical -- -- That's -- yes and yes -- mean he definitely should have acted sooner or just in a very simple way to.
A no fly zone I think it -- been an obvious thing to do what do you do you know missile strikes earlier.
I don't know but -- but it.
What I think is.
Stages of the president's strong alignment at chemical weapons one as senators -- sad you already hot 80000 people dead.
What's the difference if they were killed by chemical weapons -- there were killed I mean yes the chemical weapons are horrific and we've all seen the video of it.
80000 dad is also up for a pretty significant.
Issue so the president has really been.
Sort seemingly sort of dissing -- on this issue I think and question.
-- not because because in Libya.
He didn't get involved and at that time it was because of the potential bloodbath as the Qaddafi forces were getting closer to -- -- Under the worst estimates that would have been -- a few thousand people who have died yet he has stood back and watch a 100000 be slaughtered here.
Why do you think he has been so.
Not reluctant absolutely resistant -- dog again not to get involved in Syria.
I don't think there's a much rhyme or reason to his farm policy when it comes to these types of issues I suppose you could say.
He felt he could go into Libya and that would be an easy.
Easier situations and maybe Syria would be but I don't think anyone's really suggesting overthrowing aside -- you know.
We're just talking about doing a no fly zone.
At this point now probably make sense to do some sort of surgical strike to at least say -- he did drop the Red Line you know and if you and you asked the question did he embolden.
People I think he doesn't think -- -- and not just.
Not just people on Syria you embolden Iran you know embolden other people when you draw a red line and you don't follow through on what you said you were gonna do.
-- This is possibly the best stuff to worse situations whether he had gone in early whether we had gotten involved or not.
We tend to ignore Russia.
One of the big players in this in the Sunni Shia conflict which is what a large part of this is.
Just a week ago or just a few days ago 21000.
Refugees cross the Tigris River then they close that they go into Iraq.
S 300 missiles sold by Russia to Syria and an airlock -- the antiaircraft missiles big baucus in the Security Council nothing new there.
But early on there was possibly a way to destabilize.
The -- as the -- administration.
The early rebels a chance before the more radical elements came in some of these elements are the kind of people who would -- fourteen year old boy Mohammed -- for an offhand remark and shoot him in front of his parents.
What we're dealing with here is a situation that a war we are -- nation which of the US's.
Does not have a solid or salient foreign policy in the Middle East we have -- president the earlier statement about an easy win in Libya.
-- a tough situation in Syria and frankly I think we'd better spend much more time gathering intelligence.
See what we can do shifting ships will not make it any better we have to look at what Israel will do because they will have to deal with whatever we do we hear.
They will deal with there on the ground every day so the because before bring -- -- -- you suggesting that we do not take military action now.
I'm not sure what action can be taken and the problem is we have not done an assessment that we know what that says.
Who do we work with who do we take out how -- we blocked it.
These are resource issues if you have a no fly zone you need resources.
You need ships we've removed a carrier from the Middle East.
So what do we do and how do we support this if we go with targeted strikes now you're coming close to an act of war.
And now we have an issue where Russia may get involved China is another big player in the Middle East what will they do and when you look at the Suez Canal.
What what all of this -- -- -- that affects the flow of oil the world economy this is not a simple situation.
And I think anyone trying to give you a clear answer.
Is be a little bit dishonest.
-- give us a clear answer.
Clear answers staff.
Right now you have a situation.
Where you know Martin Dempsey the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote to -- -- this -- and he said exactly who are we supporting.
How do you know that -- not putting arms in the -- it into the hands of al-Qaeda.
Or people who are anti Israel anti US.
This could be a repeat of what we saw in terms of Afghanistan when we went in there to fight the Russians remember that we put -- and weapons of people we thought.
We're on our side it turns out they were people who later would be involved with al-Qaeda the Taliban.
So you have to be very clear and remember the larger picture here Americans have no appetite.
For putting boots on the ground.
I don't think nobody's talking about that well I'm just telling you if you're talking about getting involved in a war like situation if you're saying oh you know what we should go in -- -- will -- -- Let's talk about what that what's being discussed the possibility does -- cruise missile strikes.
-- -- strikes you know what because you can do it in a surgical manner and you can be assured that you're not gonna suffering losses OK if you but again -- -- -- striking and to what end.
But if you're talking about a no fly zone.
You're gonna -- people migrate so I mean you understand and I again the American people have no appetite for this after Iraq after Afghanistan.
And again I was gonna say you I don't think Libya is that is that proper analogy we didn't put boots on the ground in Libya -- we got involved we don't know if I certainly got.
We got we got a multinational.
Community Europeans everybody got involved there in fact the Europeans took on a lot of the weight.
Are where residents that they -- about to uninstall all final words senator brown we have a national interest obviously -- -- surrogate ever ran.
We missed the boat we should I disagree want a little bit we knew that in the beginning who those players were.
Now it's it's very convoluted and we don't have a real sense of who they are so yes we would be.
Ultimately arming people that would are against Israel and our interest.
Surgical strikes me -- a very powerful message of wiping out there air force hitting a cup you know couple of government buildings -- obviously sending very powerful message well as.
We're sitting here discussing this so apparently is the president is national security team I think we're better represented here thank you all heard about it's it's secretary's.
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