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After the seizure of Free Syrian Army bases by Islamic militants, the US halted non-lethal aid to the opposition fighting against Bashar Assad’s regime.
Enrique Ferro's insight:
The Obama administration is right now seeing their original plans, which was to - along with the Gulf states and the EU - foment a civil war which would overthrow the [Syrian President Bashar] Assad regime. They’ve seen that plan really completely collapse, and they’re obviously starting to lose control of the different elements of the opposition.
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In retrospect, the entire detention and interrogation strategy was wrong. We squandered the goodwill of the world after we were attacked by our actions in Guantánamo, both in terms of detention and torture.
The United States announced this week that it’s suspending non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition, but military and intelligence sources now claim that the Pentagon is constructing a new pro-American security sector south of Damascus.