Skip to comments.Carly Fiorina: It’s time for the U.S. to impose a no-fly zone around American-backed rebels in Syria
Posted on 10/01/2015 7:35:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
Via Breitbart, I realize that every GOP candidate is under pressure right now to contrast themselves with Obama by showing how theyd stand up to Putin. I also realize that Fiorina, fairly or not (i.e. not), bears a special burden in proving how tough shed be as president to voters who are leery of making a woman commander-in-chief. Politically, this is a fine answer for a Republican primary. Were going to use the worlds greatest air force to protect our people on the ground over there, and if Putin tries to cross the line, hell see what he gets. And maybe thats all its intended to be a fine answer for a primary.
Strategically, though, it seems like a borderline nutty overcorrection to Obamas passivity. Show of hands: Who wants to put American airmen in the line of fire and risk World War III to defend a group of Sunni Muslim fighters on the ground who are likely only nominally moderate and whose loyalty to the United States rests entirely on continued supplies of cash and weapons? These arent the Marines that Russia is bombing. This is the Free Syrian Army, some members of which have been known to switch to ISIS when they thought the U.S. wasnt being hard enough on their enemy Assad. Putins attack on them yesterday deserves some kind of reprisal because it was, and was intended to be, a humiliation of the United States, but theres a big difference between saying we need to respond and we need to respond with an air war over Syria. Especially when, strange though it may seem, the U.S. may be overmatched in an air battle with Russian forces:
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You don’t understand, she’s just doing everything for our own good; cut from the same cloth that brought us John McCain - the only real reason why she’s up in the polls is that no one bothers to research her, and the media sure isn’t going to help.
Last I saw there was somewhere around 5 rebels left that Obama had trained. I think Carly is clueless.
Yep. I’d vote for Bernie Sanders before Carly. At least he wouldn’t start a shooting war with Russia over a bunch of closet jihadis.
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Russia is there legally by Syria’s President’s request. We are not, nor is ISIS. We have no right to be there. Let Saudi Arabia fight their own battles.
Drawing a red line in the sky.
I am certain that the folks at Hewlett Packard will tell you just how great a leader that she is.
FioRINO wants to protect al Qaeda.
Was not the 911 Atrocity enuf for her? Apparently not.
"I will follow my King's lead and protect al Qaeda."
and just how is she going to do THAT!????????????????
certainly the Russians would just LAUGHT OUT LOUD.....
also she forgets that the Brits, the French, the Chinese starting now too....are all flying thru there
.... (plus the occasional Israeli flight to get rid of terrorist murderers)
result: she wouldn’t get more than 5% compliance, if that
what a joke! is that the best she can do with foreign and defense policy??????? REALLY!?????
WTF Carly, they’re not “America-backed” rebels, they’re “Obama-Kerry-McCain-Grahamnesty-backed” rebels.
She’s an idiot, and doesn’t understand even the basics of foreign policy.
There is no vital national US interest in Syria’s civil war....we should not now nor should we ever have been involved.
But I don’t WANT to “back” these scumbag Muslim Brotherhood “rebels”.
That aren’t my allies, Carly, and frankly I do not give a damn what happens to them.
That would be a cunning stunt.
A little late for that, it seems.
The first Syrian-Russian-Iranian offensive seems to be aimed directly at the Obama-backed rebels in Hama and Homs, and should kick off in the next day or two, if it hasn’t already.
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