U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the Obama administration’s foreign affairs chief has admitted that the US is looking at ways to speed up transition in Syria, adding that the rebel opposition needs more help.
Mr Kerry, on his first overseas tour as Secretary of State, said America and France were “examining ways to accelerate political transition”, during a joint press conference with Laurent Fabius, his French counterpart. “We think it’s very important that more of our assistance gets to areas that have been liberated from the regime,” Kerry said.
Officials told the media Syria would be discussed at the Rome meeting Thursday. The French have a track record of collaborating with fascists of course.
Mr Kerry also signalled that Washington could be mulling increased aid to the Syrian opposition, saying: “The opposition needs more help. We know Sheik Barack Hussein Obama fancies himself as Emperor of the World but since when did the governance of Syria become a matter for him and his cabal of racists, freaks and weirdos. If the Narcissist – in – Chief had not meddled in Syria, Assad would have crushed the rebellion, his thoroughly unpleasant regime would have continued rather than bring replaced by an even more unpleasant Islamic theocracy and western interests would have been safeguarded.
Now it seems Obama is eager to get into another campaign for regime change, like the one that brought down Muammar ‘Mad Dog’ Gaddafi, reduced Libya to a lawless failed state and led to Al Qaeda sponsored uprisings in Mali and Niger. Mr Kerry spoke amid reports from the Washington Post that the US is considering a shift in policy towards the conflict and may send rebels body armour and armed vehicles, as well as possibly provide military training.
It will be interesting to see how Russia, China and Iran react to this development.