Dismantle any heavy and lethal equipment that the rebels can get their hands on.
Possible future utilization of drones to eliminate the threat of militants like Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra.
Prepare for a future escalation in case the regime totally implodes and the rebels set up an independent state outside the influence of the current world order, especially an Islamic state.
The US does not seem to want to initially send ground forces, so a limited air strike might be what is coming through an alliance within NATO, if a UN resolution failed to materialize.
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 BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23791452
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 BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23837817
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 YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0CemZTY5iI
31st August 2013 at 3:22 pm
AWESOME Bro. I WISH MUSLIMS THINK LIKE THIS. Its all a mirage create by america. From the start they were anxious about the return of the islamic empire the “utopian” caliphate. Bush said this http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/05/AR2006090500656.html
so its clear that the enemies throughout were the “sunni extremists”. Iran has existed for a long time. for a long time they have kept up with their rhetoric of wiping out israel from the map. khomieni instituted the so call international al quds day pretending to be sympathetic to muslims cause and anti to israel. But iran syria or for that matter russia, have not been mentioned in the above speech by bush.
plus the fact that UN examiners were actually welcomed into syria by assads govt shows that assad is not inimical to the UN/US. I mean i saw vids on news where the syrian PM was joking with them.
I mean if you know that UN people have come here to incriminate you and follow up with military intervention, how can you be so cordial? and how can you chit chat with them if you really feel threatened? the confidence exuded by the syrians clearly shows that it indeed is a setup.
A setup for destroying the assets of their historic enemies. And for muslims who think that AMerica and her allies are out to help us…they forget that Allaah has said “never will the jews and Xtians be pleased with us until we follow their way.(kufr)” so why US should be displeased with assad who is kufr in embodiment?
4th September 2013 at 8:17 am
Abu Anas plz see this article : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10284990/Syria-John-Kerry-stumbles-on-use-of-US-ground-troops.html
Kerry has let slip that “US would deploy troops on ground if Syria imploded” and “if chemical weapons fell into the hands of islamic extremists” before reversing his statement. Obviously implosion of Syria refers to the fall of the Assad regime. And the second part of his statement shows that as long as Assad has the chemical weapons USA and Israel have no real threat. Even if for the sake of argument we believe that Assad is dangerous to America, still America is not ready to put boots on the ground for this enemy but for the enemy of Assad.The actual threat is only from the Islamists. SO the fact that all along they have tried to pretend being alarmed by prospect of the usage of chemical weapons on Israel BY THE Assad regime is OUT.
It is these “aberrations” or “slip of the tongues” which always convey the real truth. We have to watch out for these.
5th September 2013 at 6:02 am
Thanks for the question/comment:
Yes Mr Kerry was accurate when he said what he said. The US is wary of an independent Syria especially run by Islamists. Implosion of the regime means just that!