Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee and former president of the Syrian Coalition Hadi Albahra on Thursday called on the Obama administration to play a more effective role in the Syrian file. In his Nobel Peace Prize speech, President Obama said those who brutalise their own people must face consequences, Albahra said.
More than 50 State Department diplomats have recently signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the Assad regime. US Secretary of State John Kerry’s described the memo as “an important statement.”
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, however, characterized the proposal on Wednesday as seeming like “a slippery slope,” adding that the use of force against Bashar al-Assad regime runs the risk of sliding into an all-out war.
Striking the Assad regime “somehow stops short of a war against a sovereign nation that is being backed by Russia and Iran in a way,” Earnest added.
Albahra pointed out that the Assad regime’s destruction of Syria and the killing of innocent people have shown how tyrannical regimes could kill hundreds of thousands of people with impunity.
The Syrian people reject the partition of Syria and firmly adhere to Syria’s unity. The opposition should seek to achieve the demands of the Syrian people so as to restore stability to Syria and the region, Albahra added. (Source: Smart News)