When it came to Syria, it was tough to watch the debate last night between VP Biden and Rep. Ryan. Biden. Biden was out of control in terms of lies and half-truths and Ryan was ill-prepared for this subject matter that is less important to Americans than the larger issues of the economy, jobs, and taxation. Â Given Ryan‘s background and his mastery of domestic budgetary issues, he still did an excellent job in laying out the critical points in the debate but Biden’s foreign policy experience allowed him to spin the matter and most importantly to lie to the American people. Â We must hold him and the President accountable for their inept policy on Syria, which is blowing into a full regional war today.
Let me start by taking up one subject, which was discussed last night at the debate and which dealt with arming Syrians. This is not true. The Obama administration is pressuring Arab countries not to arm the opposition with defensible weapons under the pretext “we want to know who the good guys are”. There are military experts deployed in Turkey and lately Jordan. But these experts are providing just enough to the Free Syrian Army not to lose.
The Obama administration blocked all help to the peaceful Syrians demonstrating against Assad the way it did not help the Iranians demonstrating against their ownÂ governmentÂ in the hope the Revolution would eventually die as it did in Iran. When it did not, the Obama administration ordered that no oneÂ interferes by arming the Free Syrian Army we all knew were well vetted officers who could not have been army officers in the Assad Army had they been connected with extremist elements; that did not stop Obama from ordering no one to interfere in the hope, again,Â Assad would control the situation. When Assad could not, the Obama administration asked the Arab countries, under tremendous pressure to help the innocent defendÂ themselves, not to arm anyone except with light arms; the worst it got the more lethargic the Obama foreign policy became with regard to helping the Syrian people defeat Assad.Â It took Obama 6 months before he said “Assad must go” and it was a lie because Obama to this day is still unwilling to see his words through and thus permit the defeat of the most violent regime in Middle East contemporary history. Americans just do not realize what the Assad regime is all about. If they did, they would be shocked at Obama‘s apathy.
Today, the Obama administration has lost control of theÂ situationÂ and it is trying to control the damage by being less than truthful about its own incompetence. As they spun Libya, they are spinning Syria.
The number of deaths in Syria is half the story and it is completed by the timeline of events that led to the 30,000 people dead; since timelines are like a puzzle and can only be understood if seen in their entirety, the Obama administration is using a sleight of hand on Syria to communicate to the American people a story far different from the real truth.
Because of the Obama‘s policy on Syria, Jihadis from all over the Arab world are pouring into Syria ready to commit acts of violence and blow themselves up for Islam and Jihad. Syria has become a hotbed for the birth of another Bin Laden thanks to Obama.
Syria and Libya are the foreign policy issues du jour. It is imperative that Gov. Romney be well prepared on Syria come this Tuesday night to showcase the Obama‘s foreign policy ineptness in its glory, which between the Revolutions of Syria and Iran can be demonstrated easily if well prepared.