Skip to comments.WHITE HOUSE 'WALL' REPELS SYRIAN REBEL LEADERS
Posted on 06/26/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT by lward99
Syrian opposition leaders fear President Obama's re-election campaign has taken precedence over their countrys humanitarian crisis, according to a delegation that visited Washington, D.C., last week.
Representatives from the Syrian National Council, Syrias largest rebel alliance, and Kurdish opposition leaders met members of Congress and the State Department, but say they hit a "wall" at the White House.
Read more: http://times247.com/articles/13white-house-wall-repels-Syrian-rebel-leaders8#ixzz1yx57iBaI
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obama needs some “space” until after the election.
1 - Demonstrate to Obama that the action would result in a 5-10 point election poll swing in his favor.
2 - Have the House of Saud send him a message on his Blackberry.
You forget Syria is an ally of Iran.
The Muslim brotherhood and Iran are the beneficiaries of current Obama policy.
Like he said, he’s busy with other stuff.
BTW - The oil sanctions embargo against Iran begins on July 1st. Looks like there might be some real fireworks come July 4th.
If they need to meet with him, they’ll have to take up golf, and eating ice cream.
There are at least 100 independent militias fighting Al-Assad. Maybe 20, depending on the time of day, belong loosely to the FSA.
There is a beauty contest going on in Jordan and Turkey about which ones to provide weapons and ammunition. The approved militias get training and arms for free. The ones we don’t like are buying AK rounds for $4.00 each out the back door of the Syrian army.
We waited too long and al Qaeda teamed up with the Muslim Brotherhood to mix with some of the more established militias.
The other problem is that the FSA for several months only allowed Syrian Army defectors in. That sent many capable fighters into the arms of AQ and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Now it all has to be rearranged to make sure the jihadists don’t win.
We were not proactive enough and let Jordan and the Saudi’s take the lead instead of a Turkic-Brit-French-CIA coalition.
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