Depose Assad, welcome Muslim Brotherhood by Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan sees repeat of Libya in Syria if America’s ‘War Party’ gets its way. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – none has turned out as was predicted when we plunged in. And other than neoconservative ideology, what makes us think intervening in Syria will?

Bashar al-Assad

Our War Party has been temporarily diverted from its clamor for war on Iran by the insurrection against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Estimates of the dead since the Syrian uprising began a year ago approach 6,000. And responsibility for the carnage is being laid at the feet of the president who succeeded his dictator-father Hafez al-Assad, who ruled from 1971 until his death in 2000.

Unlike Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak who buckled, broke and departed after three weeks of protests, Bashar is not going quietly.

And, predictably, with the death toll rising, those champions of world democratic revolution – John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham – have begun beating the drums for U.S. aid to a “Free Syrian Army.”

Last week, the three senators jointly declared:

“In Libya, the threat of imminent atrocities in Benghazi mobilized the world to act. Such atrocities are now a reality in Homs and other cities all across Syria. … We must consider … providing opposition groups inside Syria, both political and military, with better means to … defend themselves, and to fight back against Assad’s forces.”


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