- Posted May 4, 2012 by
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Could Military Intervention in Syria Be in the Works?
In statements yesterday by White House spokesperson Jay Carney, the Administration of President Barack Obama made it clear that the current strategy towards the ongoing conflict in Syria was not working. Carney noted that a new tactic and plan must be developed.
The White House says it may be time for the world to "admit defeat" in its current approach to violence in Syria.
It's the clearest statement yet the Obama administration sees little hope for a ceasefire brokered by U.N.-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan.
"If the regime's intransigence continues the international community is going to have to admit defeat and work to address the serious threat to peace and stability being perpetrated by the Assad regime," said White House press secretary Jay Carney.
Carney said that if the Syrian regime keeps flouting the ceasefire, the United States and other nations should try other measures to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad.
He said that would include a return to the United Nations Security Council.
The White House press secretary added that while the administration continues to hope that the Annan plan succeeds "it is clear and we will not deny that the plan has not been succeeding thus far."
Other nations, however, are still hoping the ceasefire plan will succeed. Other nations are not ready to admit defeat.
The head of the UN observers, Norwegian Major General Robert Mood, visited the central cities of Homs and Hama, where anti-regime sentiment runs high. He said there was still "a good chance and an opportunity" to break the cycle of violence.
"I call on all the parties to stop the violence," Maj-Gen Mood said. "If you use military force, it creates more force, it creates more violence ... so it should always be the last resort."
With this being a presidential election year, could there be the possibility that the US will step in with miliatry intervention?
Would the US acting in such a fashion cause a backlash with American voters?
Does the American people have the stomach to become involved in yet another Arab nation's internal affairs?
From the Cornfield, America cannot solve the world's problems or put out the fires in all the hot spots of the world.
Our debt is too heavy.
We don't have the money.
We are not the world's conscience.