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Video now this is President Obama and Russia's president bloody -- -- After that meeting yesterday at a G-20 both leaders -- say that visibly tense after discussing the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Russia is now sending warships to that region filled with Marines but he says to protect the naval base and Russian citizens in Syria.
Here's the question.
Could we end up seeing Russian troops on the ground in the coming weeks zoo did you NASA is the all of -- all there.
A battle for the soul of Islam he joins us from Chicago.
What do you make of this -- You've got Russian Marines on board Russian ships steaming into ports in Syria.
I mean it's quite easy to see President Putin.
President Obama by unloading those Marines having Russian troops on the ground in Syria and that's a chronic embarrassment for President Obama.
Tell us what's going off.
Well it really is and basically what we're seeing unfolding is basically cold war 2.0 with the islamists the flavor of it in the 21 century.
And unfortunately President Obama has not been openly clear about what his strategy is so Russia's moving -- either you know one of three options for the reason why they're sending troops there.
The simplest one would be to protect their their base there and -- those that may be threatened because of the civil war that's impending.
Which may make sense the second one maybe actually to give cover to the Assad regime so that.
If there's a plan bombing operation they say well you can't do that because there's Russians on the ground -- -- declaring war on Russia so that might be actually.
Part of the last ditch effort that aside may be using the Russians to do.
Or third with to be the worst which would they be they obviously would be providing intelligence.
Arms -- -- -- you could put 600 troops there and 24 tanks on the ships that they're taking there what do you think's gonna happen.
Well I think ultimately the civil -- gonna continue -- it's gonna degenerate until either the Asad regime gives -- over months.
I think rush ultimately is gonna have to pull out I don't see them.
Having enough at stake there in order to -- staked everything on their future in the Middle East on staying behind -- side but it's not gonna happen overnight.
And unless Obama.
Becomes very openly critical of the Russians they'll continue to basically dance all over him and continued to basically kill more and more Syrians with a Russian weapons and -- -- and help but there's a lot of Iranian soldiers there to.
Okay -- to get together record straight you'll -- family was originally from Syria you were born in Syria I believe he came to America.
And occasion you in the American navy for about -- a dozen years I think question.
Yeah I was actually born in the US my parents came -- -- 67 I was born right when they read it today got here -- yeah I was in the navy for eleven years and you know I think many Syrians and our looking to America to be that hope as my parents -- and the reason I served was because.
Our military is so moral and yet the military's there -- so crude dropped and and I think as we see them try to convulsed away from their oppression of their militaries.
America's not really provide and that's -- they need to provide soldiers but at least the leadership globally to say that we are.
Going to defend the people on the ground and the grassroots movements and not let them get shot in the streets for.
Basically presenting their their freedom and and wind to have free voice -- where we're a financial program and -- -- money question for you and it concerns Egypt yes and I'm not exactly sure law who is running Egypt now all all who will be running Egypt in the future of the Muslim Brotherhood won the election.
The army doesn't appear to be giving up much -- -- so here's the question.
Should we in America continue to provide billions of dollars in aid to Egypt.
Hey if the army.
Against democracy continues to run its -- B if the Muslim Brotherhood runs Egypt should we still keep giving the -- -- the short answer is no I think we need to change the paradigm with which we've been operating in Egypt now you have.
The supreme council of the armed forces running Egypt the islamists are moving up.
But what's happened is we have not you're seeing basically more of the old the -- same forces are running Egypt the islamists.
And the secular fascist what we need to do is change that big giving the money to.
Instead of the military to help build grassroots institutions of freedom and liberty that over the next generation can start to develop.
Freedom as we -- Eastern Europe when the Soviets pulled out etc.
And I think this is we've not seen a change and or any doctrine from the Obama administration about who our friends are going to be.
And we're not taking sides in this battle within the house of Islam that's really happening now in Egypt -- -- -- -- we always appreciate you being with us and it's a great pleasure having today thank you don't -- Thank you thank you.