In the words of Julius Caesar, who came, saw, and conquered, Obama came, saw, and ran away.
Many Syrians like myself are wary of the new Syria rising having learned from the Iranian Revolution that change could sometime be as bad, or much worse, than its replacement.
I recall how the Shah of Iran yielded to Khomeini and US pressure because he did not want to take part in massacring his own people (Iranians should be so grateful to the Shah after watching what Assad did to our people), Syrians have no such luck with Assad butchering tens of thousands.
In two successive days, Syrians fighting to oust Assad scored two major battle victories to consolidate further their grip on Northern Syria.
The first was to control the infamous al-Furat dam on the Euphrates, a symbol of an era when Soviet engineers helped their proxies showcase their powerful ties to an evil empire.
The second, even more important from a military strategic point of view, is capturing al-Jarrah military airfield in Aleppo Province that was used heavily to supply the air attacks Assad carried out indiscriminately against civilians and fighters alike.
Who captured both? Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement.
Whom do we thank” President Obama who came, saw, and ran away.
We also should be wary of how Obama”™s policy made Syria look like Iran 1979 with the exception that the Islamists have two enemies to settle their scores with represented by the Syrian minorities and the United States of America.
President Obama learned nothing from President Carter who let Iran drift away from the US orbit.
Carter had the US hostages as reason enough to intervene, but did not; Obama, on the other hand, has every reason to intervene on a humanitarian level and on the predicament that Syria will be far more dangerous to US interests in the hands of Islamic extremists, but chose to run away.
Carter could not stop the Iranian Islamic Revolution from gripping the country, but Obama allowed the Syrian Revolution, now turned Islamic, to controlling the country.
Carter lost Iran, but Obama never bothered to win Syria.
One came, saw, and could not.
The other came, saw, and ran away.