NED AND CFR AND SABAN CENTER ZIONIST SHADI AHMID ON ARMING SYRIAN REBELS
Nevertheless, the strategic arguments for arming the rebels “are compelling in a way they never were in Libya (or for that matter Kosovo),” according to Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution:
Unlike most Arab autocratic regimes, Syria has long been an enemy of the United States. The Syrian regime is such a vital lifeline and point of entry for Iran and Hezbollah that both parties are doing everything in their power to keep Assad in power. And so on. It is difficult to think of a comparable case where the moral and strategic rationales for military intervention were this strong.
''If, despite all of these reasons, liberal internationalists are still loathe to consider intervention,” he writes for The Atlantic, “then this calls into question the broader applicability and relevance of the very concept of humanitarian intervention’ and the Responsibility to Protect.”
“I really worry this is going to be remembered as the United States standing by and watching a Middle East war ignite,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter (right), a former director of policy planning in Obama’s State Department, and a board member of the National Endowment for Democracy. “I fear the president thinks he can stand apart. He’s the one who always says with power comes responsibility. That’s his line.” ….. her onetime boss so clearly wanted to be a domestic president and yet could not remain at a distance from the Syria conflict because it could set the Middle East in flames. Already, she noted, it has helped destabilize Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey and flooded refugees into Jordan -
[ed notes:WE CLEAR? NED ,CFR,SABAN CENTER WANT MILITARY INTERVNETION IN SYRIA,REGIME CHANGE!!!
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