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United States government has -- military power in Iraq and Afghanistan and Yemen and Pakistan and Somalia and Libya in your god.
We all know that.
Is Syria next as the United States wages battles and at least a half dozen different countries.
Senator John McCain no surprise.
As begun strategizing and US backed military intervention in Syria saying at the World Economic Forum earlier this week -- -- -- military operations and -- are ending there will be renewed focus on what practical military operations might be considered to protect to protect.
Civilian lives in Syria and of quote as we face a possibly United States credit rating downgrade.
An economy that flirts with disaster can the United States afford to enter a new war one of the moral considerations of doing so.
Here to discuss -- retired united states army colonel and freedom watch regular Douglas Macgregor colonel McGregor it's a pleasure welcome here.
-- -- As we start this conversation what what are the stakes now.
Between the United States and Syria of the -- the most recent news being.
Sort of the mutual withdrawal of each other's senior diplomats why is that happening what's behind it where it what's it going to lead to.
Well our withdrawal of our ambassadors to signal our unhappiness with the events inside Syria.
I think -- simply reciprocating.
All of this is largely symbolic right another disturbingly meaningful frankly.
That John McCain is beating a -- for war in Syria.
What what conceivable purpose what such military.
Advance that as secure is that the security of the United States.
Will judge in -- Senator McCain along with people like Lindsey Graham and Joseph Lieberman and others.
Are really committed ideologically to this notion of American military hegemony.
And they know that support for this is really eroded in the United States people are not terribly enthusiastic about these interventions.
And so what he's trying to do is find a new way to mire us thinking that this will sustain the a global commitments that we've -- and some -- another sustained defense spending -- bus involved.
In places where otherwise we would not become involved and remember this also diverts attention from the obvious strategic defeats.
In Iraq and Afghanistan -- American -- beginning to connect those dots as you did last night judge colonel McGregor what wouldn't military intervention.
Produce -- be stabilized government in Syria.
And might that not threaten our very close ally in the area Israel.
Might senator McCain's lust for military -- hardware.
Actually work at capital purposes to his grand goal in in the region.
-- alert if you're an Israeli right now there isn't much good news Israel's very isolated in the region.
Our friend to -- is certainly not friendly to Israel but at least he's the devil they know.
And thus far he's been able to deliver on things for Israel when the Israelis have wanted it.
That won't be the case of the saudis removed I mean they're the real danger is that you end up with.
Another Sunni Islamist government right similar to what we've got in Iraq as urged and she's -- on Iraq but you've seen in Egypt and that Libya.
And this government will not be friendly to Israel to the United States the hostility you'll continue now if you're -- -- right now judge.
You're very interested in destabilizing Syria because you wanna drive a wage in to the Iran in front because remember.
Iran now controls the front line that that leads for the Mediterranean in southern Lebanon all the way to the Persian gulf there -- now king got in Iraq so the saudis are very interested in fighting that.
But ultimately judge.
That's not our fight and that's not going to work out.
Positively for us if we involve ourselves in a and there's certainly doesn't seem to be public support for here in the US colonel McGregor it's a pleasure thanks for joining us.
Thank you judge after the GSA rummaging.
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