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Obama wrong over Syria action, says top general

Posted By admin On August 30, 2012 @ 3:42 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

London Independent [1]
Wednesday, August 30, 2012

The head of the American military has stated that the worst possible outcome of the Syrian civil war would be an “unstable state with all the risks that involves”.

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the US, pointedly avoided repeating the demands by David Cameron and other Western leaders that Bashar al-Assad must quit to enable the strife to end.

General Dempsey’s public remarks during a visit to London illustrate the apprehension felt by the most senior Western commanders about military intervention in Syria. Mr Cameron last week echoed President Obama’s warning that the Syrian regime must not cross the “red line” of moving its stockpile of chemical weapons.

The General stressed that frequent comparison of the Syrian situation with that in Libya, where a “no-fly zone” was imposed following a United Nations resolution was, at best, a source of “amusement”.

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