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[the excerpt below is from the question & answer session]

Farah al-Atassi: […] How are you going to deploy 5000 vetted, trained Syrian opposition fighters inside Syria with no ground or air cover, with no safe corridors, with [no] no-fly zone; as if you were sending them to a suicide mission, not a victory mission. And that will lead me to the second question quickly: How are you going to convince the 5000 vetted Syrian opposition fighters to sacrifice their lives only to fight ISIS [i.e. DAESH], whereas there are thousands of other Shia jihadis, foreign fighters coming from South Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen who are currently in Syria, killing more Syrian than ISIS, fighting with the Syrian regime. So how are you going to solve this reality and complexity?

General John Allen: You’ve offered a series of potential limitations with regards to [safe] corridors and air cover and firepower. Let me just tell you that all of those things are under consideration. […] From north and west of Raqqa all the way to al-Bukamal, I don’t think you’re going to find too much difficulty finding people that want to deal with DAESH and then eventually deal [with the Assad regime] on the political level at some point in the future. […]  It is clearly part of our plan that not only will we train them and we will equip them with the latest weapons systems, but we will also protect them, when the time comes.

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US General John Allen-1

(*)  Note: General John Allen is the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. He was appointed September 16, 2014 by President Barack Obama. Allen is a retired US Marine four-star General and former Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and US Forces in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013. Upon his retirement from the US Marine Corps, he was appointed as the Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East Security.

Farah al-Atassi Syrian Economic Task Force / National Syrian Women Association

Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/syrias-peace-what-how-when

Video:   http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/webcasts/the-future-of-the-fight-against-isil-a-discussion-with-general-john-allen-usmc-ret

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War Crimes Alert ~ U.S. Foreign Minister John Kerry: “Military pressure may be needed to remove Assad”

(‘War Crimes Alert’ compiled by Cem Ertür)

 

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SOURCES:
Open Democracy ~ Atlantic Council ~ Gordon Duff
Submitted by Cem Ertür
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