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There -- general as you're just speaking about no flies so.
It gave me -- because talking with the chief of staff the United States here for some years ago he pointed out to me.
That we have had our air power.
At that time it was several some years ago.
But now it's 22 years that we've had our airpower engaged in no fly zones in our combat -- it's in now and Afghanistan.
This has been an unprecedented.
I use about her power and then there and then air force that has been taken to its limits as -- not.
Absolutely and those 22 years we've worn a lot of the equipment out.
We have not modernize the F 22 which wouldn't be absolutely required in Syria.
If the Russians put in the S 300 surface to air missile you have to be stealth if you're gonna survive in that.
We cut the production off Secretary Gates did under the Obama administration.
So fundamentally we have a hundred F twenty twos.
That are capable of operating in this regime.
And and over this time frame.
We've continued to draw down the number of squadrons that we have we put them in the bone yard through sequestration.
And two other budget cuts.
So -- little your spot.
We have over the last 22 years were not the same air force that we were 22 years ago.
And we're deploying F sixteens to Jordan.
I'm not entirely sure what will be the result of that and -- we are looking at.
Ratcheting up at least the potential for -- What would be the outcome if we do engage in Russia and are we prepared for such a conflict.
Is this commander in chief prepared for such.
I don't have an answer to that what I know what can't what I can see is that there is no strategic plans that three conditions for our success in Syria.
Number -- to partner with the right people we want to see them in Washington number two.
We've got to cut -- and the other Arab states of the gulf stopped funding the jihadist in Syria.
And city we'd better be prepared for a confrontation with Hezbollah and Iran.
If you an adventure and Syria.
-- you get the last word your thoughts here.
-- we have our watched the president the president's Bruton and Obama come to no conclusion on their meeting.
President Putin wants to humiliate President Obama.
At present Obama doesn't understand that he's going to be humiliated the saudis and -- the parties as well Leeds said our funding.
The islamists Muslim Brotherhood and other radicals.
In this particular venture.
And so the moderates are not getting the kind of funding they need.
And we've now exposed ourselves to a combination.
If we do something we're gonna have to go and big time -- the American people have not been explained about why we should go do this.
And we do not have a strategy that would support.
That force structure to go in and try to resolve this problem it is not a very good decision.
That we've left the American people and perhaps the Israelis are gonna have to pull it out themselves.
General thank you very much general tarmac and -- doctor -- Ferris thank your -- And we'll have.
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