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And that was an interview not so super that.
I'm sorry I'm so glad it's -- very -- the general interests.
Who is one of the rebel leaders.
That John Carey President Obama and others are.
Saying that they kind of want to help but not officially.
In Syria in an interview with our friend Martha MacCallum last week.
It ended abruptly when the questioning turned to presence of al-Qaeda in the ranks of the Syrian rebels.
This -- by so what to do who are today and how do you sort out a problem like Syria.
Somebody who knows plans and is aware in a way that very few people are in America today Wally Ferris.
He is -- that professor yes he is and author yes.
And he's also our Middle East and terrorism experts here -- -- -- and I'm -- hi Chris thank you for you today okay we're running short on time to give us the quick loss.
Are them are their enough trustworthy rebels left to try to help.
We actually have not began to connect with those eyes -- would be the foundation put -- you just mentioned the interview with the the general -- and with the others.
The problem with with these important figures is that they have under their wing and -- -- Islamist militias they may not like them.
But -- funded these generals on -- on the ground that they will have those forces under the my suggestion to us now.
Is that we begin very modestly in the northeast and via Syria there's -- -- -- Who are the majority of the currents that could have been this urgency that's right of course -- floor million Curtis -- could understand if Syria.
Most of Syria's oil and by the way is there a solution for those -- comics but more important than that of the -- are there Christians one point two million Christian we have been talking about the persecution of Christians uses it there's only.
And some Arab settlers as well.
This is where you would begin.
You could trust -- to have a banner and then.
That's how you that the opposition anybody from the opposition which is not.
Make your way over here is what I've -- wanna raise the flag and then see who gathers to exactly yeah.
The theory now in Washington is that you go and show the entire rebel force -- who's gonna get them without the money right there these young man gets the -- -- -- strongman.
Or just a limited strike as we are thinking about it okay if if I -- is we can who's gonna come to more organized the Islamist and jihadist.
Yeah we saw that in Libya we're seeing it now play -- very disastrous result and Libya.
And certainly in Egypt as we watch the brotherhood -- -- would consolidate its power and -- and stumble.
But it would seem now -- -- and I were talking about this -- -- sets it straight weeks ago is it possible that aside and that this will survive.
In Syria we would've said no but it seems like this stumble.
Over the last several weeks about the US use of force.
Has invited the Russians again to reassert their role as the protector.
But not only of the -- regime but also interestingly for you history -- mosque that was the third Rome.
Protector of the faith -- they have come in and taken the position of defenders of the Christians and Syria.
Russia is facing and we didn't have to understand why is -- -- and that's they're facing a home jihadist intentions.
So in the Middle East to face off -- these jihadist they say we are preventing the minorities and the questions.
That I wish we had more time to do it but I hope you'll come back -- smarter every time.
We be happy thank you so much and thank you very much.
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