Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hillary Clinton: US Should 'Take Out' The Syrian Air Force

CNN: Hillary Clinton: US should 'take out' Assad's air fields

(CNN)Hillary Clinton called on the United States to take out Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's Air Force on Thursday, days after a chemical attack killed more than 70 people in the war-torn country.

"Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days," Clinton said in a speech at the "Women in the World" summit in New York City. "And I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them."

The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee against Trump in 2016 reiterated her support for a no-fly zone over Syria and more direct support for protesters.

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WNU Editor: Hillary Clinton is not alone .... McCain, Graham call for grounding of Syrian air force (The Hill). Russian personnel and air-planes/helicopters are at these airfields. Any U.S. military strike will result in a Russian response .... and fast.

More News On Hillary Clinton Stating That The US Should 'Take Out' The Syrian Air Force

Clinton: U.S. should take out Syrian airfields -- The Hill
Hillary Clinton calls for strikes against Syrian airfields -- ABC News
Hillary Clinton says she supported more aggressive action in Syria -- CBS


aaa said...

exactly what i was thinking, WNU. striking Assad's forces carries a major risk of russian collateral damage

Anonymous said...

A proportionate strike as occurred last night is one thing, but taking out Assad's airforce would be an escalation with unforeseeable consequences. Don't do it.
Also. ..what about ISIS...if you take out Assad's air force, ISIS will make a lot of ground...
You can't take out Assad's air force without a long term strategy including replacing him with something that prevents ISIS from spreading. ..there are no good answers still

Fusion said...

It's not like we (NATO) are really trying all that hard at defeating ISIS anyways. If we wanted to actually take care of that problem it would have been dealt with already.