Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Decisive US Leadership

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama had lengthy talks on Tuesday, largely discussing Ankara's escalating conflict with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the latest developments in Syria.

(Photo: Cihan)

A statement released by Erdoğan’s office Tuesday night said both leaders discussed in 40-minute talks recent terrorist attacks, protests spread across the world after anti-Islam movie made in the US and the latest developments in Syria.

Both leaders agreed that they share the same concerns as the Syrian regime continues to increasingly target civilians that deepen the humanitarian tragedy in the country and urgency of forming the transitional government in the war-torn country.

Obama’s consultation with Erdoğan came at a time when Turkish authorities reported fierce clashes between Syrian opposition fighters and regime forces who are battling for control of a border crossing on the frontier with Turkey.

This is top of my heads, as President Obama  remove this criminal Assad think simple way; i) Rich Gulf countries want to meet the cost, ii) the Syrian people ask US et al (international, 150 countries agreed with UN assembly side to Syrian people)  help,  iii) the FSA really well organized, need proper arms,  they can fight, they have high morals, vi) criminal regime cant’ trust its own military because majority of them are waiting for chance to defect, demoralized, it is a sinking ship, criminal assad his sister ran away, V) need  decisive  US leadership. vi) US gains much more than the risks.