If you are among the many who are trying to make sense of the tense situation in Syria and what the Obama Administration may – or should – do, you will want to read the analysis and comments from Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (US Army Ret.) in the following examiner.com article and listen to the attached interview with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV.
Vallely just returned from another of his fact finding missions deep inside Syria. Vallely warns against arming the Muslim-Brotherhood/Salafist-led Syrian Military Council, which is favored by both the Obama Administration and some Republicans like John McCain. Gen. Vallely also disclosed intelligence he received that Bashar Assad has already fled Syria for Tehran. Contrary to claims by the Administration that pending action is not about ousting Assad, Vallely offers a straight forward strategy that he says will make regime change a reality.
Vallely is the Chairman/Founder of Stand Up America, a national security think-tank composed of former military and intelligence personal. He is also a contributing editor to A Line of Sight.com.
Here's the text of the August 28 examiner.com article:
During his appearance on the Fox News Channel Wednesday morning, former Central Intelligence Agency officer and former Bush administration consultant, Wayne Simmons, accused President Obama of supporting the wrong people in the Syrian conflict. He stated that he agreed with an assessment of a reliable source who visited Syria and met with the rebels - Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (US Army-Ret.)
Vallely, a noted-military analyst for news organizations such as Fox News Channel, had released a video (see accompanying Internet video) that documents his personal reconnaissance of the Syrian civil war, a war which may soon include U.S. military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime.
According to the national security think-tank, Stand Up America, Gen. Vallely and Nagi N. Najjar, Vallely's personal Middle East advisor, met with the Commander-in Chief of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Colonel Riad El Asaad, on their trip to Turkey and inside the Syrian war zone.
According to the 32-year Army veteran, he and Najjar sadly discovered the Obama administration is once again backing the wrong fighters in this extremely violent rebellion against an extremely violent Syrian president.
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