The puzzle for Obama is how to help the 'Foggy Bottom' Syrian opposition gain power without foreign military intervention ... http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com/2011/07/puzzle-for-obama-is-how-to-help-foggy.html
"As the Obama administration steps up its support for regime change in Syria, the Arab Spring is moving into what could be its hottest phase. The puzzle is how to help the Syrian opposition gain power without foreign military intervention -- and without triggering sectarian massacres inside the country... The administration is closely monitoring
"who in the current power structure might be amenable to a transition," says a senior White House official.A second White House official summarizes the new approach this way: "The Assad ship is sinking. The most important thing is to get people to realize this, so that, hopefully, they will jump off the ship and get on the lifeboat." For the U.S., this means working with Syrian dissidents, and also with Turkey and other regional powers that can help broker change.
The administration wants to encourage the Syrian opposition inside the country to unite, develop a clear agenda and build an inclusive leadership. Leading that effort is Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador in Damascus; an administration official describes him as a "vehicle for transition."...A road map for the opposition was sketched in an interview by Radwan Ziadeh, a visiting scholar at George Washington University who closely follows the dissident groups...
[WHO IS DR RADWAN ZIADEH?A CHATAM HOUSE AND NM ROTHSCHILD FUNDED BRITTISH MILITARY THINK TANK (IISS) FUNDED PUPPET!!! GO TO 2 MINUTES 46 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJVzMnRUbrI ALSO SEE...SYRIA OPPOSITION EXPOSED AGAIN...MB AND ''CHATAM HOUSE'' PUPPET ''RADWAN ZIADEH'' VISIT KREMLIN TO DISCUSS SYRIA http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2011/07/syria-opposition-exposed-again.html SYRIAWATCH-Syrian Opposition met in DC with ''New American Foundation'' http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2011/07/syriawatch-syrian-opposition-met-in-dc.html