Plan A, Plan B, or No Plan at All

The Deafening Sound of Multilateralism
Between Spilling and Containment of the Syrian Civil War
Of Old Egyptian Men and Older Tyrants

After the Arab League rejected Assad’s amendments to the Peace plan, which would have altered drastically its purpose, the organization must have Plan B in case Plan A failed.

If Plan B is an amendment to Assad’s amendments, Syria is in trouble. This will only keep Assad’s killing machine alive and kicking and buys him precious time to convince the world he is unshakable.

But if Plan B seeks a vote by the Arab League for a No-Fly Zone or a civilian protective zone to pave the way for a UN vote, the hope is the Arab League has already found a solution to the Russian expected veto. It is also possible it may vote and leave the west the burden of finding that solution.

Further, the UN will not vote for a No-Fly Zone if the US and NATO are not on-board to enforce it.

This leads us back to the Syrian foreign policy of the Obama administration.  

Can Obama, in an upcoming election year, be able to muster the courage to help the world get rid of Assad, or will he simply quit on us the way he quit on the Iranian people in 2009?

If he does, his administration may parallel the era of Jimmy Carter. Even though Carter takes credit for the Camp David Peace Accords, a monumental achievement, many still remember that era for paving the way for Khomeini to plant his terrorist roots, the American hostages, and the failure to rescue them.

Similarly, we all know Usama Bin Laden was killed during the Obama era, but we hope he won’t fog that monumental achievement by letting Iran and its proxies in Assad and Hezbollah, once again, the latitude to do more damage for the next generation of Americans.


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