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Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.
In extracts published in advance, he opened up the prospect, if he becomes president, of a US-Iranian proxy war being fought in Syria.
"Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no less vigorously with our international partners to support the many Syrians who would deliver that defeat to Iran – rather than sitting on the sidelines," he said.
Updated at 8:40a.m.ET: PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – In a major foreign policy speech Monday Mitt Romney will attempt to stake out a more activist public position than President Barack Obama on supporting the rebels in Syria's civil war. Romney plans to say that he believes in working with partner nations to arm rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.
Originally posted by daaskapital
He has effectively called for a proxy war, through arming the rebels in hopes of defeating not only Syria, but Iran as well.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
How can so many people be naive enough to trust him or believe a word he says?
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by filosophia
Imagine if the government gave every American these arms in case they needed to rebel haha. I mean we pay for all those weapons.