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All right -- fell we're gonna talk about Syria right now is just about.
-- full blown civil war is to see the headlines coming in day after day had the shooting down.
Of a Turkish plane.
Last week the Syrian president Bashar Assad saying that that the countries in a real state of war that's how he put it we have Mike Baker here former CIA.
Covert operations officer president of diligence LLC these days which is a global intelligence and security -- -- here.
-- today I guess she saw that TV station right here rated in the two people hostage I think seven people are dead so the Syrian.
A TV station that was rated some of the pictures of that and it just keeps getting worse as Americans can the US avoid getting involved here.
From a that we already are involved -- -- you know we're very very lightly involved but -- I don't think we wanna go down that path and and I say that.
Being a very strong proponent of getting aside out of their nobody in the Middle East region for years has had more blood on his hands.
From -- oppression of his own people -- involvement in terrorism to a variety of means.
Then but Charles side and then going back before him his father so -- mom -- fully willing to say he's got to go but now the problem is.
-- how do we do this because the players -- get drawn into this and on the Syrian side -- Russia and Iran yes and we don't wanna get a dog fight.
And we don't have the know we don't have that the will we don't have the motivation necessarily.
Suited to get drawn into something that could be incredibly -- not only do we not have the will but should -- Should we have the well we -- -- I mean I think again I'm I'm a little bit conflicting on this because you remember how we went to Libya yes and and and and this is a very interesting comparison and it shows how.
The world is is is not black and white it's very very difficult environment to be dealing and we one -- the Libya theoretically because we wanted to prevent the oppression of the Libyan people it was all about human rights what really -- human rights it wasn't it was a oil and -- how it was about European oil right.
But we use that was the US reason for going into that we got to stop the suppression name potential slaughter of Libyan citizens.
Well if you Yousef calculus then you can't come up with the idea that we don't get involved in Syria because obviously aside as his -- fully engaged in in -- oppressing -- slaughter his own people.
So you have to step back it's okay why aren't we involved and that look at the border look at what Syria is Syrian -- Turkish 500 somewhat miles of of of border with Turkey.
And now they're getting closer and closer to a confrontation that got border would the Lebanon and in Beirut.
Sources say argument sake that we do not -- -- that the US does not get involved -- of the ground air support whatever what happens how to Syria and up well at this stage of the game I think it's gone far enough.
That the Free Syrian Army and all the various elements in this part of prompted just like -- Libya we don't know who the characters are necessarily so what are we doing when you ask that question are we involved.
Well yes were involved in sort of an assessment exercise try to figure out who do we play with here.
You know when the chips fall in aside eventually goes and I think he will that's where it's heading.
He's gonna have to go to your argument about literally like Covert operations type thing you're gone -- saying that the the guerrilla movement the the opposition.
Will continue to get strong enough to eventually take them out they've had a lot of defections without starting to lose senior military personnel.
There aren't there a lot of pressure on -- so I think he's going to go I think but hopefully at the hands of his own people.
Because if we get involved in this thing we have no way of knowing how it's gonna turn on -- probably won't turn out well.
Mike Baker these days diligence your -- from thank you very much.
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