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-- back to Syria minus says that there are -- arming Syrian rebels but -- greatest risk at this point is doing nothing -- all joining us is general Jack -- retired four star army general.
Former army vice chief of staff also Fox News military analyst general good to have you back with us.
They're going to be it -- The choices now has seemed to have the administration absolutely perp walks.
I'm not going to suggest befuddled but -- -- They have walked back the president's rhetoric on red lines and game changer is.
And and now.
-- we just heard the secretary of defense.
Say that arming the rebels is an option.
Where do you think this administration is in its policy on.
Well it's pretty tough on the stand -- I mean number one as they never did want to get involved and certainly.
Humanitarian aid of so called nonlethal -- was was what they tried to do and they've also tried to assist the rebels to some degree in Jordan.
Provided some training there from the CIA and our and our military special ops folks but by and large we have.
Really our hands off of the things that the Syrians really need to gain momentum to depose.
I think a slot as -- clutter here and our audience should understand that every time he upped the ante in terms of military power he initially would go slow so he he brought in attack helicopters have -- he was using artillery from months.
He introduced a -- attack helicopters initially very slow.
What kind of US reaction -- international community reaction none that he went full -- within months later he introduces fighter aircraft.
Just a little bit very tentative initially what -- US residential community reaction none.
No consequential response he -- full bore.
Now he's introduced -- -- -- weapons make no mistake about it this is the same pattern he's doing he wants to terrorize the Syrian people.
-- what kind of reaction is he gonna get if he doesn't get much they'll continue to use -- I don't think he'll go full scale with a but he'll continue to use it on a limited basis because he knows.
It is of terror weapon.
And we'll have not so significant impact on the people in separating them from rebel supporters what he's -- to achieve.
And that's in front of the administration and I agree with you they are perplexed by -- general and it at this point.
Doing nothing it would have tremendous consequences as well.
The number of refugees pouring into Jordan.
-- threatened to actually Jordan itself and King Abdullah.
How significant how concerned are you.
Well very we have four million displaced people inside Syria -- 1200000.
And that's increase by and hundreds of thousands just in the last four to five months so.
70000 dead all of thousand numbers I just provided will continue to rise we have got to take some action to turn the momentum.
Away we have a military stalemate on our hands principally because of -- odds air power.
The Red Line -- the use of chemical weapons I believe we should have armed the rebels two years ago listen to this Lou.
The Iranians are all in there I'm not only army units -- supplying the -- providing money to -- They have close to a thousand trainers and advisors there.
Their best special operations people or on the ground to include their commanders they -- -- two -- special operations guys who was one of the best guys they have.
They're all in here and we cannot forget about why this is so important that Iran -- -- politically.
-- think about the polls and Saadat and cause and him aside and cause them to fail it would be a huge strategic failure for a run.
Which is in the United States interest sort of minimum.
We should -- arm and weak -- On the rebels with the weapons they need anti aircraft and -- type weapons now.
Critics of that will say well that's dangerous some of those weapons could fall into radical -- -- it is true.
The radical islamists have gained and power and influence.
Mainly because we haven't been involved and that is a fact.
But it's still true we have vetted.
Some of these moderate -- rebel groups with the CIA.
I'm not convinced weakens -- still acceptable to take that risk and let's get all would change in momentum in the war.
Our general it's very quickly we're out of time or do you want him.
Answers for your views on the Gaza hearing set for next week group house oversight committee.
Are we just weren't Fox News has just learned.
That the accountability -- review board is now the subject of an investigation by the State Department -- inspector general.
I would like to have your thoughts as we close here.
Well -- stunning to me.
So we have to go back and and unravel look inflection as we have with the special operations.
Person who is providing some details.
About what he knows -- I've spoken to the on scene commander months ago about this and in terms of the response he believes he did everything he could and trying to move forces there and they didn't get there in time.
We gotta do -- in court put the timetable.
-- on in front of everybody to see it and put everybody's pieces and parts into it.
So we once and for all on the stand Trulli who ordered watch what happened and what was the timetable for all of these events.
-- assault conflict of right now we have to get -- -- bottom of that is itself was stunning.
That an investigation.
But held by the ambassador on the former chairman.
I did not interview some of the key witnesses that should've been of the -- that that I'm amazed by.
General Jackson as always thank you -- much.
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