Listen: Assad, Assad Regime, Syria discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Oh, yeah. It's a really dishonest conversation about what the goals are to right like like, what has been the US's goals in Syria or more broadly has it been to solve the refugee crisis has bed too. Feet the Assad regime. I mean, here's another point became defeating grow odd regime that was definitely in there for for minutes short of and then it was like holding the Assad regime off in creating sort of like a holding pattern thing. There's a question of Ken, the refugee crisis ever be resolved by the Assad regime or with the Assad regime massive government of Syria. Or is that something that necessarily has to change in order for the million plus people to be able to think that it's safe enough for them to go back to Syria. Do those people want to go back to Syria. And if they don't now what is the plan for that? And recompensing those countries there's a lot of like very serious questions that are kind of just being negated for very Cold War era, esque strategy stuff. It's the Russians versus the US in a proxy war scenario. We also have you know, our dealings with Iran kind of intertwined here with Syria as well. And then, of course, more interplay with kashogi related stuff involving the Turks in the Saudis. There's definitely in there probably has been for some time that natural. Tension between the stated principles of like preserving human rights, and all the things that the United States stands for in opposition to certainly people like Assad who probably wouldn't you wouldn't claim that they stand on the opposite side of that. And people like Putin who are on the record as being whatever. Everything's relative. That's the nobody's perfect. So what does it really matter? But there's a tension between that humanitarian impulse and human rights and Justice, and the real politique of look if Putin's there, you know, if ISIS is an issue, then we need to just if we need some arm. The moderates, you know, which was a thing for a while to to defeat ISIS, then you know, human rights might have to take a back seat. The like seems to always or at least pretty consistently arise situations in which there's that tension and in a situation like this like. As long as this has been sort of unfolding on on the world stage. I have not really been able to come up with a sense of like rectifying those two like a solution. That's both satisfies the need for human rights and Justice for the people of Syrian for the refugees, and that sort of makes the alliance sort of against Putin and now against Assad as well satisfied with like the political resolution in Syria. I don't it seems like I don't know of any solution that would be tenable or sort of like palatable that would involve Assad staying in power. But I don't I don't know how you do that. And I don't know who is a quick sort of like step in that. Void and check all those boxes. Yeah. It's it's not clear to me either. I I mean, especially if that's realistic. No, no, win the case of the Assad regime. It's it's actually more tricky than Tabatha vacation in Iraq. Because the Assads as a family are in. He. Positions of power all through the Syrian government. So I mean, it was never going to be a thing in never should have been a thing where America is really the sole proprietor even the leader on this. This really needs to be this is where the UN and UN peacekeeping forces, and that sort of thing really should have a role.."