Secretary of State John Kerry is in Syria. He is proposing further assistance to rebels fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. “We are examining and developing ways to accelerate the political transition that the Syrian people want and deserve.” In other words, that means, we want to send aid, but we don’t want to send aid to potential terrorist anti-Assad groups. Everyone agrees that President Assad must go. But, everyone does not agree on who will replace the man who has created chaos in his own nation.
Libya taught the American government that getting rid of a dictator like Gaddafi only brought in his wake new terrorist groups. It led to the madness in Mali and it has left Libya uncertain as to who eventually will run the nation. Hopefully, Syria, not redeux.