Skip to comments.Rebel gains inevitable but Assad can still seek exit-Clinton
Posted on 07/24/2012 12:19:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still has time to negotiate an exit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.
Speaking as if military victory by the Syrian opposition was an inevitability, Clinton told reporters that it was now time to plan the "day after," urging the rebels think through how they may govern the country and how to prevent sectarian reprisals.
The last week appears to have been the bloodiest in the conflict in which the Alawite minority that has ruled the Sunni majority country for four decades has sought to crush the rebels' 17-month violent uprising against Assad.
"We have to work closely with the opposition because more and more territory is being taken and it will, eventually, result in a safe haven inside Syria which will then provide a base for further actions by the opposition," Clinton said at a news conference with Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.
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“...it was now time to plan the “day after,” urging the rebels think through how they may govern the country and how to prevent sectarian reprisals.”
If the rebels take over, then of course reprisals will happen. A dangerous socialist terror state will become an even more dangerous islamic terror state.
...he is dog meat.
The Christians are going to be slaughtered. Another product of the Arab Spring and the establishment of the Greater Caliphate so pushed by Obama.
One of the most dangerous threats to America is our own State Department.
They do not place our interests foremost.
They are chock full of Arabists and One-Worlders and see their mission as working in the interests of the “global community”.
Of course those interests are whatever the State Dept. says they are.
But they sure are not the best interests of a strong, independant America.