Skip to comments.White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria
Posted on 06/15/2013 2:59:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The White House said on Friday that it is not planning to set up a no-fly zone over Syria.
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters that it would be dramatically more difficult and costly to set up a no-fly zone over Syria than it was in Libya.
"We feel like the best course of action is to try to strengthen a moderate opposition," Rhodes said.
He said the United States did not want to send U.S. troops - or "boots on the ground" - to Syria, adding that enforcing a no-fly zone over the country could require intense, open-ended U.S. military engagement.
On Thursday, the U.S. government announced that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel forces on multiple occasions, adding that America will increase the scope and scale of its assistance to rebels in Syria in response.
The President has been clear that the use of chemical weapons or the transfer of chemical weapons to terrorist groups is a red line for the United States, as there has long been an established norm within the international community against the use of chemical weapons, Rhodes said.
Russia, however, said on Friday that is not convinced by the evidence which the U.S. provided alleging that the government of Syrias President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against rebel forces.
The Americans tried to present us with information on the use of chemical weapons by the regime, but frankly we thought that it was not convincing, said presidential aide Yury Ushakov.
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Good. A no-fly zone is an act of war and the US Constitution puts acts of war in the hands of Congress.
Smart move 0bama, or is it Valerie Jarrett? Shoot down a Russian airliner, Putin and the Bear are going to be all up in our a$$.
We are witnessing amateur hour in the White House.
They didn’t know, they read about it in the papers—just like us.
Well.. honestly.. compared to your thread about rock-throwing
this one is only about folks writing things. Out of rocks, perhaps?
Bammy always comes down on the side of Weiner’s wife’s Muzzie Bros.
I trust the word of Yury Ushakov over Obama and his band of fruitcakes.
No. There’ll always be the two that you keep getting off.
I don’t think Russia would participate
Would this be the same "moderate opposition" that swore a loyalty to al Qaeda!...Mr. Rhodes, were you an affirmative action hire for idiots! or are you mainstream in this organization.
Not only is he a amateur, he is a cowardly amateur...which is probably good in this case.
So Putin scared the crap out of Obama and now he’s backtracking. he’s such a loser
You mean like the no fly zone over Libya ? (it was even in the article)
The White House has John McCain flying large in favor of the “No Fly Zone”...why would they ever feel the need to advocate the same..???
More leading from behind.
Libya, where the UN Security Council trumped the Constitution.
“White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria”
That means it is already happening.
The U.S. plans include limited assistance designed to partially strengthen a loose coalition of moderate opposition forces.
Whoo-hoo!, cue the “USA!, USA!” chants!
They had no “plans” for NSA surveillance of every person on Earth, IRS harassment of all conservative & Christian groups, EPA favoring left-wing organizations, hacking reporters who wouldn’t shut up, giving welfare to Jihadists, the military abusing Christians and promoting homosexuality, Michelle dictating food policy to 330 million individuals and selling arms to narco-terrorists.
Such a spontaneous administration./s
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