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Bring in Wally Ferris -- Fox News Middle East and terrorism analyst.
-- -- that the president does not seem to have many good options here is there a way for him to.
Fire this shot across the bow -- he's described it against the Syrian government.
Make it a limited to strike and still be successful.
Look it -- the administration's case for a limited strike against the Syrian regime chemical capacities is based on the fact that we cannot allow this.
To continue but the long -- view.
Getting -- and the president has made it clear is to force asset once he loses the chemical weapons to force him to go through negotiations.
I don't think it's gonna work if it's only a strike against the chemical weapons because it would be replaced those weapons or other weapons would be replaced by the Russians.
The critics of the administration are arguing.
If we pounded the -- regimes that Al qaeda's gonna take over also not true because if we take out that.
Weapons system they'll be about a so far between al-Qaeda or the jihadist and -- -- have received so either way.
Basically a strike against -- division is not gonna solve it but it may be necessary.
To limit his.
What consistently but the president said more than a year ago that us not -- to -- isn't that supposed to be the goal ultimately of any strike.
He is saying morally and politically he has to go he did not say we wouldn't have him leave his -- -- that's a big difference and the fact that.
And his administration did not act meeting in 2011.
Where we went in Iraq went -- got it was not penetrating the opposition.
I thought was -- completely isolate we missed 2011 we have elections and went -- twelve and now we got two years and a half past there's so definitely the price of having -- leave is going to be much higher than than before.
The president -- is facing this one almost alone I mean even our steadfast allies the British have said they are are not going to get involved in any kind of military campaign against Syria what does that say.
That is mediacom -- problem for the administration not having at least the bridge amid the French will be with us -- -- -- -- again.
This is going to be a limited.
Strike it's not gonna change is definitely the balance of far inside Syria what is important now.
It's a look at the big design it's not just about those chemical weapons it's about the regime and who are our partners inside Syria once this is clarified.
That we can get to a third body inside Syria not I caught out not -- that we have not done our homework on this issue to -- -- half into the conference.
We haven't done our homework why I mean what what's the what's the hold up.
The holdup was -- in 27 as they said we did not seize the opportunity that the evolution was made by demonstrators -- civil society.
They were not yet militarized we could have worked with them given them some visibility and pressure asset.
Once the opposition what's penetrated by al-Qaeda every time I dedicate -- gonna go to Syria is gonna meet opposition is going to be surrounded by Islamist militias so it's -- us.
Lost that -- and now they are partners in Syria I'm thinking of the cards.
I'm thinking in the south of the second amenity we need to do a better job -- working without -- audience data not just.
Look at the Islamist or look and -- -- shot asset.
All right we are going to hear as we've said from us secretary of state carry within the next couple hours we hope to -- more information about all of this and Wally Ferris.
Thank you John.
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