It’s been two long years for the Syrian people searching for freedom. Over 70,000 dead, hundreds of thousands injured, four million displaced internally, and over 1 million refugees forced to leave Syria.
President Obama has been looking for a “soft landing” approach to this devastating crisis. The lack of leadership coming from the White House has created a powerful vacuum inside Syria. Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and others have all been sucked in — they are all trying to kidnap the revolution and serve their own strategic interests.
The sit-and-wait strategy being implemented by the White House is negatively affecting the worst international crises of this century. The daily influx of refugees from Syria to neighboring countries is slowly but surely destabilizing the Middle East. The saturation of refugees is destabilizing the economy of neighboring countries, causing them to reach out to the international community for assistance.
It seems President Obama’s “red line,” the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrians, is fading to a light pink.
The Obama administration has familiarized itself with the Syrian opposition members, specifically its military council. A senior Obama official has said they have “become more confident of its ability to direct weapons to responsible groups” in Syria.
Syria has been flooded with thousands of international extremists, all fighting proxy wars to serve their particular group’s goals.
President Obama is slowly but surely realizing the importance and the will of the Syrian freedom fighters. If these tens of thousands of freedom fighters are given the appropriate resources, they will balance the situation on the ground.
If the situation on the ground is balanced, the Assad regime will be forced to respond to the international community by transitioning Syria to a real democratic country.
Doured Daghistani, Miami