U.S. discusses possible buffer zone for Syria
Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a stop in Iran.
April 11th, 2012
01:39 PM ET

U.S. discusses possible buffer zone for Syria

By Elise Labott

With the Syria deal in jeopardy and questions as to whether Syria will truly cease its military operations, particularly after Syrian troops fired across the border into Turkey, discussions within the Obama administration about creating a Syria-Turkey border "buffer zone" have intensified, State Department officials tell CNN.

"It would be correct to say this idea is getting another look in the last week or so," one official said about the buffer zone.

In a statement issued Monday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said “Syrian citizens who took refuge in our country from the brutality of the current regime in Syria are under Turkey’s full protection. We will certainly take necessary measures if such incidents reoccur."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about a possible buffer zone with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday during a phone conversation about the crisis, officials said.

State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that Clinton invited Davutoglu to address G8 ministers Wednesday afternoon by videoconference to discuss the crisis in Turkey.

Turkish officials tell CNN that during his address to the ministers, Davutoglu is expected to reaffirm the urgency of the situation in Syria and urge further movement by the international community.

"Turkey always said there were two triggers for them on further involvement," one senior official said. "One was an overwhelming number of refugees - and they have told us the number is continuing to spike - and second is if the conflict bleeds across the border. Whether what happens in recent days constitutes this, we don't know yet."

The officials say they are taking the recent statements from United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and his spokesman with a grain of salt. The officials say the administration realizes that Annan doesn't want to pronounce the potential cease-fire as dead before the Thursday deadline.

Second, he is in Tehran and could be playing to that audience. And third, it isn't as much about Syria it is about getting Russia and China on board for future action at the U.N. Security Council. The plan is to wait to be briefed by Annan, probably sometime Thursday, to hear his assessment first-hand.

After the Annan briefing, talks will continue in New York at the U.N. and among capitals about further action at the Security Council, the success of which will depend on what Russia and China are willing to go along with.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "is either going to do something, or he is not. That is not going to change the fact we are going to continue to put pressure on him," one senior official said. "But where we are now is focused on what our pals Russia and China are going to do about Assad if tomorrow comes and goes and he is still killing people."

Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday, but officials say Lavrov's comments about Syria to date have not been encouraging.

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  2. jfb

    the little monkey of the cancerous regime of the terrorist state of Iran smiling to the photo shot?

    April 13, 2012 at 4:25 am | Reply
  3. emad

    AL Assad brothers and there generals must be put on trial in the world court for crime against humanities, ethnic cleansing,and the murders and killing of the Syrian people including women, children, and this is the responsibility of the security council of the united nation..

    April 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
    • Holland1990

      agreed .

      April 13, 2012 at 3:53 am | Reply
  4. moos

    Syria is suffering and the world is watching. For most people, war and new about war is like a drama for them to watch and read. I love how people comment irrationally and without understanding what war is. I lived through a war. Lost many of my family members, friend and so on. Its is terrible. The only winners of war are the countries suppslying weapons. That is the root of war. Poeple should be more careful of what they say. Most of u gunever seen war. Good for you. Please ut ur ass and watch a ball game or something.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  5. Rabbit One

    yo – let's get serious – we ain't need no buffer zone – what we need is realize – some live or die realism of peaceful nonviolent protest – basically that syrian pres can't pluck everybody – eventually even his twisted morals will kick in and he must stop or be toppled by his own army – so i say to syria hold tight and keep it real and be peaceful – eventually the madman will stop

    April 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • Marcus

      The Wahabis who did 9/11 are the ones that are the "Free Syrian Army" trying to topple a secular leader. The USA should be concerned with Democracy, not allowing Saudi funded Wahabis to take power.

      April 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • iloveboys

      It's not about humanatarian relief, for Turke'y part. Turkey has thousands of Syrian's moving across their border, and there are concerns that PKK members will sneak in as well. ALso, Turkey has invested very much into Syria's economy, and it cannot offered to pass harsh economic sanctions on the country

      April 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
  6. PJ London

    Brilliant idea, there should be a 10 mile buffer zone on the Turkish side of the border. Any "refugees" fleeing Syria, could be transported beyond the buffer zone and settled in Red Crescent camps. Any Free Syrian Army cadres entering the buffer zone should be arrested (by Turkey) and incarcerated well behind the zone. Syria, of course, retains the right of "hot pursuit" for any FSA or other terrorist fleeing across the border.
    I can't see what all the fuss is about.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  7. citizenmn

    When will Erdogan send in a flotilla for the Syrian people? Erdogan is a hypocrite who damages alliances with allies while doing nothing when his neighbor kills thousands.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Austin

      Don't you see, there are thousands of Syrians in Turkey and Turkey provide them shelter,food,health service.So there is no need to send any flotilla to them.Open your eyes, Erdogan and Turkey will not allowed dictators to kill innocent people, it doesnt matter these people in Syria or in Israel, Turkey will protect them.

      April 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
  8. tupper

    How does the US have a role in this? Are they neighbors of these countries or do they just like to start wars?

    April 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  9. Barry G.

    When do the war crime trials begin at the Hague for Assad and his vicious generals and regieme?

    April 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • tupper

      Hopefully right after George Bush has his trial . But it should not happen because the US and Syria aren't signatories.

      April 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • ap

      it will be when the leaders of israel go on trials in the hague, for the crimes they are doing for the whole world,then the world will be in peace,we the AMERICANS, will be in peace too

      April 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply
      • bogusboggs

        ANOTHER genius who couldn't pass a drug test if his life depended on it.....

        April 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
    • byebye

      When does Putin get put on trial for war crimes?

      April 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • ap

      when george bush's and benny of israel trial starts,two criminals,who killed our solders by sending them to wars for the sake of that criminal state of israel.

      April 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  10. Jackola

    Now the USA is playing into the hands of Al-Assad because a buffer zone between him and Turkey is exactly what Al-Assad needs to prevent Syrians from fleeing across the border.

    April 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  11. outspoken123

    USA is not sovereign country. It is controlled by Zoinist.

    April 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Mochattez

      You spelt Zionist wrong.... Idiot!

      April 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
      • Other Ken

        He's an idiot for what he believes, not how he spells it.

        April 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
      • max

        Peace my child.

        April 15, 2012 at 8:29 am |
    • ap

      you are 100%right,america should liberate first us the americans,from the slavery of the zionism .

      April 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  12. ArmedToTheTeeth

    Syria is Iran's biggest ally. Do you see why we want the regime to
    crumble? We're trying to prevent a two front war once Israel bombs Iran
    and we get sucked into more war.

    April 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  13. Bill Lee

    Put the zio animals in a cage where they belong.

    April 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  14. OregonTom

    So what do the Ruskies think about that?

    April 12, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  15. amir

    to make the buffer zone even more effectively, it should be made and enforced on all sides of syria, with plan to increase, if necessary.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
  16. amir

    I just dont understand the standoffs with respect to China and Russia? all ,the oppositions and US, should be doing, is to soften this lack of cooperation, by clearly let these two major players understand that the future Syria, if it happens at all, will be the determining body to make decisions, to grant contracts to these countries, if they wish! once that is understood, then the situation can soften up for the oppositions

    April 12, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
  17. Goose66

    Yes, buffer zone. That always brings long-term peace and stability.

    April 12, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • duckforcover

      Just as it has done in South Lebanon.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  18. glyder

    next the muslim extremists will control syria.and the progressive jew haters will cheer.easier to murder jews this way.muslim extremists,communists,marxists,dem.party,white supremisists,nazi party all allies.and the msm will hide them at times just like the rapes and murders of the occupy crowd.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
  19. LibertyRising

    So, all pretense cast aside: the U.S. feels that it has the right, no the power, to attack and invade anywhere it chooses, despite the fact that those countries have never threatened, much less attacked us?

    And our "leaders" have the nerve to call Iran and North Korea "rogue states". Look in the mirror, scumbags.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • rick

      appears that your visa to US was denied again. Us "scumbags" know one when we see one and you is one. Too bad your country is so weak and ineffectual. keep chanting the arab/muslim mantra: "woe is me, woe is me, the US is the cause of my misery" and dont forget to keep your hookah lit!

      April 12, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • LibertyRising

        Hey, genius! I AM an American. You're right about my country being weak and ineffectual. That's generally the problem with bullies. Haven't had a visa denied since I don't even (yet) hold a passport. Have to change that if I want to get out before the SHTF, though. Haven't even been out of the country since I was deployed to Okinawa back in the '70s.

        April 12, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • max

        now now guys-peace

        April 15, 2012 at 8:33 am |
    • ArmedToTheTeeth

      I don't see any aggressive acts from these countries against the United States. We're bombing/invading over Oil or we're busy being Israel's pawn.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  20. sam kohen

    The only way to get Bashy out is if Turkey, with one of the strongest armies in the world, moves in. No other way.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
    • Jackola

      How can we support that when we started a war to counter a similar situation?: Remember when we attacked Iraq when they invaded Kuwait (or maybe you are too young to remember?)

      April 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
      • MilitantModerate

        That was a totally different situation. Iraq invaded Kuwait claiming it as a province of Iraq and its oil being Iraqi after Kuwait screwed Iraq in OPEC. Turkey invading Syria to protect the people being massacred by their own government is in no way the same as what Saddam did. For that the response from the international community would be different as well.

        April 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  21. ap

    remove israel from the meddle east,put it where its people were before the creation of israel by england ,the whole world will be in peace and harmony .

    April 12, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
    • sam kohen

      Most of the Jews in Israel are actually from Arab countries. Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria...

      April 12, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
      • LibertyRising

        Actually, most of the Jews in Israel are from Russia and Eastern Europe, such as their wack job FM Avigdor Lieberman.

        April 12, 2012 at 9:34 am |
      • ap

        send them back there,

        April 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • glyder

      liar.christian would be the next group you people blame for your failures.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • rick

      you mean muslims will stop killing muslims? shia killing sunnis and sunnis killing shia? you mean muslims wont bomb and burn churches in nigeria and janjaweed [arabs] will stop killing and mutilating black africans in the sudan? You mean we will have peace in syria and libya and yemen and iraq? you mean no more acid in the face of little girls in afghanistan? or are you simply chanting the palestinian mantra: "woe is me, woe is me, everyone but us is the cause of our misery" while you sit around the islamic center puffing on your hookah?

      April 12, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  22. Terrible_Ted

    Bashar is protecting his people from all those terrorists

    April 12, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
    • LibertyRising

      Quite correct, Ted. #1 and #2 terrorist states on the planet: U.S.A. and Israel. Let's see, how many other countries has Syria (or Iran) invaded and/or bombed? Zero. How many has the U.S.A. invaded, bombed and continue to bomb? Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, threatening Iran and Syria now. Israel: Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, continuing occupation of Lebanese and Syrian territory, Gaza, West Bank, threatening Iran.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
      • rick

        oooooooo the muslim apologists have a new spokesman. ........oooooooooooo iran is not the no 1 terrorist state, this poster says: its the US and Israel! its not the muslims, not the shoe and underwear bombers, the 9/11 killers, not the car bombers in Iraq and afghanistan and thailand and its not the sunnis killing shia and shia killing sunnis, not the iranians supporting the rocket launchers and training "fighters: to kill americans in afghanistan and Iraq? No, its the Us, the Jews, the zionists, the danish cartoonists, the UK, the EU, India, the "west".........ooooooooo its everyone but the muslims. "woe is me, woe is me, everyone but the muslims are the cause of their misery" oooooooooooooo Jews......ooooooooooo

        April 12, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  23. lladavnoj

    Look first of all assad is doin what iran tells him to do not the u n second russia and china are telling him how far he can take it so that they can make money from this issue remember syria buys majority weapons from russia third how can we help people that terrorist are supporting this conflict is far from over whats pathetic is all these leaders probaly would have dealt with this issue better if they werent all trying to get reelected good luck people of syria just hold out to febuary then barack hussien obama can hand power to romney and we can go back to gettin things done not just talk about it nobody informed america what barack hussien obamas definition of change meant but we dn now stupidity

    April 12, 2012 at 8:00 am | Reply
    • MilitantModerate

      Dude, there's no way Romney will get elected. Sorry to burst your bubble. Enjoy your FOX news propoganda for the next 7 months.

      April 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • ap

      you are one of those jerks who trusts the government,for all the crimes they commit around the world,for the sake of israel.

      April 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  24. Dimitry Aleksandrovich

    The best thing the West can do for Syria is to stay out of it. It is a Civil War and if Assad goes the Syrian minorities backing the Assad government will face ethnic cleansing if not genocide at the hands of Saudi and Qatar backed Wahhabists/Salafists. Alawites, Druze and Syrian Christians back Assad because they have no choice. The Sunni Islamists are most certainly an influential factor in the anti-Assad opposition and looking back at the toppling of Hussein in Iraq or Mubarak in Egypt ethnic and religious minorities have not faired well when authoritarian Arab regimes have been toppled. I have to say that Russia, China and Iran are right to back the Assad government and the blood being shed in Syria today is as much on Washington's hands as it is on the hands of Riyadh or Istanbul. The Sunni opposition do not want "Freedom and Democracy"...They want power and it must be remembered that early on in the uprising the opposition's slogan was "CHRISTIANS TO BEIRUIT, ALAWITES TO THE WALL".

    April 12, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • Mohamed

      how appropriate that a dirty russian like yourself would name the 3 countries on the axis of evil for doing the right thing.

      April 12, 2012 at 4:00 am | Reply
      • Dimitry Aleksandrovich

        How appropriate that a dirty Wahhabist pig of the kind that butchered children in Beslan would be calling me a "Dirty Russian". If Russia and China hadn't vetoed previous resolutions the US and the UK would be the oppositions air force right now. What kind of BS game are you playing Mohhamed. One day the US are the infidel invaders in the Middle East and now after Ghaddafi they are your saviors? It makes me think that the US/Wahhabist alliance forged during the Soviet/Afghan war still exists today.

        April 12, 2012 at 11:16 am |
      • ap

        the game is being played ,on you the muslimes,don't forget ,your name is mohamed not leaberman.

        April 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Don

      The first half of your opinion I feel is correct, but when you start saying US/Turkey/Sauidi Arabis has blood on their hands, I disagreee. If anyone has blood on their hands it is Russia and China for stopping the UN from geeting a ceasefire. Months have passed until one was finally agreed upon and hundreds killed. All because of a Russian Veto. Justify that!

      April 12, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply
      • MilitantModerate

        The only ones with blood on their hands are the Syrian regime. The FSA did the right thing to defect. If our government ordered us to kill non-violent protesters I'd have a problem with it too. However, the pressence of militants who want to create a Sunni Syria at the expense of the minority groups is not plesant and perverts the spirit of the protesters message for freedom and democracy. The Russians and Chinese are only doing what they think is right. Just as the Americans and Europeans are doing what they think is right. Key word is THINK. The only thing that is certain is that people are dying and we are putting too much effort into assigning blame for who is supporting whom and what may or may not be making things worse. But nobody is doing anything to stop the violence. If the Chinese and Russians think Assad is right, they should have envoys talking to the opposition groups and the FSA and do what they can to get the rebels to stop firing on the government and return to peaceful protests.

        April 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
      • ap

        if israel and u s a did not create the problem , solution was not needed in syria,russia is putting the brake on the zionism from the destruction of the world.

        April 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      I totally disagree that the Sunni opposition doesn't want democracy! As was the case in Libya, the Syrian opposition weren't asking for regime change! All they were asking for were democratic reform, better wages, better jobs, better living conditions and more social liberties such as freedon to express themselves! But unfortunately, like Moammar Ghadaffi did in Libya, the Syrian government unleashed its military on peaceful demonstrators simply asking not for regime change but for democratic reform! And as the Obama administration and the UN have stated, Assad has lost the trust of the Syrian people and the legitimacy to rule Syria! And kudos to Egypt because unlike Libya and Syria, its government and military stepped aside and let the people express their inherent right to demonstrate and express their opinions!

      April 12, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
      • glyder

        yes kudos to egypt.what?go muslim brotherhood?

        April 12, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  25. yujecock

    I LOVE to lick the pussy!! My email is: YUJECOCK1818@yahoo.com

    April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
    • ap

      you should have a female goat or a female donkey,doe's it satisfy you?

      April 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  26. yujecock

    I love to lick the pussy!!

    April 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply
    • J J

      grow up

      April 12, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  27. Freedom

    This is great news ! Its about time Turkey takes the international lead on this one. Here's to a Free Syria.....God willing.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
    • Umit Demirtas

      No, it's not time for Turkey to take lead or anything. As a Turk, I don't want my country to get involved in this to such degree. As a humanitarian aid, as Turkey traditionally provides to those in need, we are already helping Syrians that are running away from the regime. That's far more than enough since the rest of the world is just watching and talking.

      April 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | Reply
    • ap

      turkey has a genocide in his past by killing half of 3 million armenians in anatolia, now turkey is supposedly saving the syrians,you syrian people ,turkey has a secret goal ,having a peace of land from syria,do not trust the criminal government of turkey,keep the turks away from your country.

      April 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  28. magneticink

    put up a no fly zone and buffer zone for the refugees, you don't need a lot of balls to do that...

    April 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • ArmedToTheTeeth

      Our government will find a way to turn that into a conflict. They'll set up a false flag attack and say that Syria attacked first.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • ap

      the buffer zone should be in turkey ,because the turkish government is doing ,what israel and usa wants,arming the terrorists in syria.

      April 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  29. Ajooj majoj

    Shia VS Sunni issue
    Let them fight it out.

    For some reason, this country[government] prefers Muslims over Christians.
    The left doesn't realize that a Muslim man is heck of a lot more radical than a conservative American man. But a lib wants to protect these wife beaters.
    Why do Libs want a radical state in Syria?
    Liberals claim thy they are inclusive with regard to race/religion/sex.
    But, they CHOOSE who THEY want to be a part of their fort.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply
    • Etrshad

      If Americans will stop taking drugs and stop child sexual abuse the world will be a much better place to live.
      The amount of child molestation in church is beyond the apprehension of a common man. please clean your backyard before blaming others.

      April 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
    • Dimitry Aleksandrovich

      Syrian Christians and Shia Alawites have the most to lose if Assad goes. Syrian Christians have the freedom to hold onto their traditions, attend their churches, have their holidays. It is the Sunni Salafist/Wahhabists who would deny them these things and maybe even push them out of the country all together as what happend to Assyrian and Chaldean Christians in Iraq after the U.S. toppled Saddam. The fate of Egypt's ancient Coptic Christians is also in the balance right now as the post-Mubarak Egypt has seen many Salafist attacks on Coptic Churches and kidnapping and murder of Coptic Christians.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
      • Don

        I can agree to that

        April 12, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  30. shivadass


    Wake Up America.

    April 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • sez

      No point in waking up. These people are so indoctrinated. You can say America has invaded everything once than twice again. They know well and full Iraq was about oil and stealing from the Iraqis. Your not convincing anyone. They sit just below the radar rubbing their hands together and thinking yea this is good for us. Deal is they are all in debt up to their necks. Don't everything that the "silent majority" dosen't approve of all of this. They go right along with it. When I talk about Iran pumping oil in Iraq. Its obvious whats going on. It's whats for them. Once again the really funny part these people owe and owe and owe most of their lives and don't consider themselves captives and lackeys in their every day happenings.

      April 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
      • Linn

        So where is all of this oil we took from Iraq??? Oh I know that is why prices are so high!

        April 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
      • ArmedToTheTeeth

        Those were all lies Linn to get us to buy into the invasion.

        April 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  31. daniel

    all of this is ramping up to ww3 ..and some people dont realize whats bound to happen. as i recall when bush was in office he mentioned the 3 axis of evil...iran..syria..north korea...now all three countries are getting ready to battle the u.s and nato and this chess game is getting close to the final move. we all should just accept the greatest war ever is taking shape and the obama administration better be prepared for this catastrophic event.

    April 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • shivadass


      April 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • ap

      will that make israel and america happy?if yes let it be ,but nobody will be left in the world to sell guns ,and start wars ,bravo israel and america,i hope GOD will inject some brains in your heads.

      April 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  32. Murphy

    Am a christain, but i dont like cheating and Uneccessary wastage of humans life. The advanced countries seems to be full of greed bcos they dont wants the developing nations to achieve those potential they had acquired.. Eg The Nuclear Bomb could be eradicated if really they are "United Nations" with consesus goal.. But i dont think they are United at all. So let every nation be since no common goal against Nuclear polifiration.

    April 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  33. Holland1990

    " U.S. discusses possible buffer zone for Syria " . This is the first step for the Liberation of Syria. Free Syrian Army ready for this step .

    April 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • ap

      us should put a buffer zone for the mexicans ,invading usa, the americas,.maybe they should bring the criminal turks to monitor in usa,not in syria. they very well know hove to kill people ,as they did to the armenians in 1915 ,which the human right protector U S A doe's not approve to this very day, the genocide of the arminians by the criminal turkish government

      April 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  34. sez

    I'll try this again maybe someone will get it. Iran and Russia and China are pumping oil in Iraq. Iran has a pipeline straight into their refinery. Refining oil for all the boys. They built it before we left. We still have a presence there. Iran has no credibilty. Neither does the Iraqi puppet. Neither does Turkey, Russia or China that ships tons of goods into California ports every single week. Now someone, somewhere just might say to themselves hey all of this is a farce. These guys set up each others serves. It might occur to you Iraq and Iran had a war not to long ago. That would spell U.S. installed Iraqi puppet to me. It never occurs to the world that these guys could be gaming the rest of the world. With Iran being the new nuclear power on the block to stablize the region. I don't think that is working because the Iraqi's don't appear to be gullible about all of this.

    April 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  35. Murphy

    Let us call a spade a spade, instead of hide and seek game. Who are the Revolutionalist (FREE SYRIA ARMY) in Syria. No One could explain better.. Definitly some intruder are causing the whole problem in Syria, yet they still go to UN, to cry foul cries. While they watch the civilians dying in thousands without achieving their hill aims. What a same on the Arab league bcos they have lose direction and control. While the U.S and the West dictate to th€ leägue.

    April 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  36. Murphy

    Let us call a spade a spade, instead of hide and seek game. Who are the Revolutionalist (FREE SYRIA ARMY) in Syria. No One could explain better.. Definitly some intruder are causing the whole problem in Syria, yet they still go to UN, to cry foul cries. While they watch the civilians dying in thousands without achieving their hill aims. What a same on the Arab league bcos they have lose direction and control. While the U.S and the West dictate to th€ leägue.

    April 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  37. Ken

    You either don't get out much or can't read. Iran is closer diplomatically to Syria than any other country. Enough said.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • Ken

      That was meant for UNBELEIVABLE

      April 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply

    so lets talk peace of another nation and people at the foot of a guy who threatens with nukes and says continully death to israel and america . the UN is laughable .

    this world is on a fast track to destruction when moves like this are made. wow

    April 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • ArmedToTheTeeth

      Let's see the quotes where that was said.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply

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