Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, demands the creation of no-fly zone in Syrian airspace.
“Hillary Clinton is not half baked in terms of her approach to these problems”, he told reporters. The head of Syria’s main opposition group said that a few children were among the civilian casualties, while the United States raised concerns Russia’s purported bombardment of IS was a pretext to instead attack rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – both claims Moscow has denied.
Mr. Obama said of her analysis, “If and when she’s president, she’ll make those judgments”.
Campaigning in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential hopeful said the US must send a message that military retaliation is a guarantee, not an idle threat, if conditions are not met.
MAJOR GARRETT: To what degree did Hillary Clinton’s endorsement just yesterday of a no-fly zone put her in a category of embracing a half-baked answer in Syria that borders on mumbo-jumbo?
However, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who generally favors limiting American influence overseas, has argued that bombing Assad’s forces would have only strengthened the Islamic State.
And should Islamic State extremists attempt to enter the sanctuaries, Kasich said, the USA and regional partners, including Saudi Arabia, should be ready for ground combat to repel them.
The Obama administration continues to reject the idea of trying to impose a no-fly zone over Syria. Creating a no-fly zone would also draw the USA much more overtly into the conflict.
Such action would also likely require stationing more US refueling aircraft in the area, as well as more search-and-rescue assets near Syria as a precaution if a USA pilot got shot down.
“Russia’s recent military build-up and intervention in Syria are neither meant to defeat ISIS nor to relieve the suffering of Syrian refugees”, the Ohio governor said in a statement.