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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:18 AM

Plan Ahead For Syria Transition, U.S. Sen. Rubio Says; Ensure That New Leadership Is Well Armed

JERUSALEM | Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:59pm EST

(Reuters) - The United States must ensure that a new Syrian leadership is well armed and can run the country after the fall of President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday.

The Florida Republican, who is seen as a rising star on the right flank of his party, and who gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, spoke about Syria and Iraq during a visit to Israel.

"Our hope is to continue to ... (identify) responsible actors that will be responsible not just in this conflict but in the aftermath of this conflict and empower them so that they will become the best-organized, the best-funded, the best-armed, the best-equipped and the most capable post-Assad force on the ground in Syria," Rubio, 41, told a news conference.

He added that there should not be a repeat of the situation in Libya where rival militias wreaked havoc because no single force had been supported to take control after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/us-syria-crisis-rubio-idUSBRE91K1E520130221

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Reply Plan Ahead For Syria Transition, U.S. Sen. Rubio Says; Ensure That New Leadership Is Well Armed (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #2
leveymg Feb 2013 #3
dtom67 Feb 2013 #4
jambo101 Feb 2013 #5
Purveyor Feb 2013 #7
moondust Feb 2013 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:20 AM

1. We'll get right on that, Thirsty McGee.

Pretty sure he was reading off an index card McCain wrote out for him before the trip.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:21 AM

2. The new "Leadership" that explodes car bombs were pedestrians, motorists and schoolchildren were

most of the victims?

One can tell he just 'broke water' with the crazies in israel...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:30 AM

3. Is Marco Rubio running for the stupidest U.S. Senator prize?

The most likely new leadership of Syria will be either a cabal of military officers or al-Qaeda.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:02 AM

4. sure, arm the new leader....

So that a few years later, American soldiers can be killed by them when we invade oceana. Sorry .....syria....rght

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:31 AM

5. I still dont have a clear view of who's the bad guy.

Seems the media are portraying President Bashar al-Assad as the bad guy who is apparently killing and bombing his own people.But then i wonder who are these supposed rebel freedom fighters? they could be something akin to Al-Queda for all i'm being told on mainstream media..

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:03 AM

7. They both are but imo it is best deal with the devil you know. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:32 AM

6. Naive.

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