Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Wouldn’t that just be par for the proverbial course? You lob a couple hundred cruise missiles into Syria, you blow things to kingdom come, you have international outcry and outrage expressed by those that suffer the collateral damage, and you have the Russians now dragged into a scenario that could lead to another world war, of all things. What a wonderful thing this would be to do. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Leon Hadar, who I believe writes at The National Interest, says: “Syria is Not Kosovo – But the alliance of liberal internationalist and neoconservative ‘experts’ is back,” meaning you don’t have one or two different people. You have all kinds of varying people here.
As President Obama replaced members of his foreign policy and national security team at the start of his second term, I made the case here that the selection of liberal-internationalist heavyweights Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and John Kerry as chief diplomats signaled a “willingness on the part of the White House to reassess its strategy in Syria and to allow Power more influence in drawing up an activist approach that would resemble the U.S. military interventions in the former Yugoslavia under President Bill Clinton and more recently in Libya under Obama.”
Indeed, against the backdrop of planned U.S. military strikes against Syria in retaliation for that regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own citizens, it seems that America will almost inevitably be dragged into civil war. As retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni told the Washington Post, “The one thing we should learn is that you can’t get a little bit pregnant.”
Even a “surgical” American strike in Syria would induce regional and international momentum, with targets of the U.S. pledging retaliation and rebel forces lobbying for greater American involvement [Mike: Again, who makes up the bulk of rebel forces? Terrorists, Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda-types. Why in God’s name would we want to ally with these people?] “If you do a one-and-done and say you’re going to repeat it if unacceptable things happen, you might find these people keep doing unacceptable things,” Zinni added. “It will suck you in.”
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Mike: Wouldn’t that just be par for the proverbial course? You lob a couple hundred cruise missiles into Syria, you blow things to kingdom come, you have international outcry and outrage expressed by those that suffer the collateral damage, and you have the Russians now dragged into a scenario that could lead to another world war, of all things. What a wonderful thing this would be to do. Let’s say Obama said: Aircraft carriers, back off. Then the rebels, who I believe will ultimately be held and found to be culpable for the detonation of that chemical weapon — I might be wrong, but I believe that’s what the UN inspectors will ultimately determine and find out. Then coincidentally on cue, another chemical weapon strike. Boy, that Bashar al-Assad guy is a real dummy. Obama told him that if there were no more chemical weapon strikes, there would be no more Tomahawks. Lo and behold, there’s another chemical weapons detonation. What an imbecile, or is he? Or would you be witnessing then more proof that the weapons were actually used by forces who would benefit from it?
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