February 23, 2012 | Quote

Activists Ensure that the World Sees Syria’s Bloodbath

The United States should send a covert team into Syria to assess the rebels and what they need and start working on training, doctrine and building a chain of command, says Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “In terms of weapons and finance, they're already getting it. … The idea that the administration keeps holding onto a peaceful resolution, or peaceful transition, is unrealistic,” he says. “One side has to win.” …

Badran says the atmosphere surrounding the 1982 assault was far different. Hafez Assad “was able to go in and crush them, and it took several weeks for anyone to hear the story or learn of the story,” Badran says. “This has been televised from Day One.”

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