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No need to "support Assad" - just hit the enemy

Reader comment on item: "U.S. Fears Syria Rebel Victory, for Now"

Submitted by Steve Lieblich (Australia), Apr 18, 2013 at 06:21

The reaction to your proposed strategy is really just a reaction to the semantics. The West doesn't need to "support Assad" but rather be strategic about when and where we hit at our enemies, which include Assad and most of the forces opposing him. If Assad is on the back foot, then it's opportune to strike his Sunni Islamist opposition (from the air). If Assad were to predominate, we should shift our attacks to him (from the air). ...and don't supply weapons or cash to anyone if those resources may end up in enemy hands.


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