A horrible – and growing – foreign policy crisis … click to read and tell me what you think

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I was in Iraq last week at a Syrian refugee camp with Reverend Franklin Graham.  

In speaking to people in the refugee camp, I learned that inside Syria, Al Qaeda rebel groups are now gaining more power over other rebel groups.  In the last few months, Al Qaeda has emerged as the dominant group in many parts of Syria against Syrian President Assad.  President Assad, as you know, used chemical weapons against his own people.   Last summer President Obama and other world leaders told Assad to step down because of the chemical weapons and other acts of cruelty.  

 So….now what do we do / or not do?  side with Al Qaeda or Assad?   We can’t side with either!  We can’t side with Al Qaeda (they are trying to kill us) and we can’t suddenly change our minds about Assad and go with the guy who uses chemical weapons on his own people.  

So do we sit this one out and watch Iran increase its influence in Syria?  

And what happens to our ally Israel if Iran’s influence in Syria grows?  

Do you have any answer?  I sure don’t…

 

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BBC

Syria war: Many dead as Assad helicopters pound Aleppo

 

Syrian government helicopters have bombed a district of Aleppo, killing at least 25 people, as fighting for the country’s second city rages.

 

Barrels packed with TNT were dropped on the Hanano district, killing six children and 19 adults and injuring 17 people, opposition activists said.

 

A correspondent for Qatar-based al-Jazeera TV estimated 70 deaths.

 

In Homs province, a car bomb exploded outside a primary school, killing six schoolchildren and two adults.

 

Rebels recently gained territory in Aleppo, capturing a strategically placed ruined hospital from government forces.

 

Government air strikes have continued for more than a week and as many as 200 people may have been killed in the bombardment.

 

Barrel bombs are large, home-made incendiary devices which are rolled out of helicopters and are indiscriminate in their impact.

Scene of carnage

 

Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, quoted activists and witnesses in the city as saying the death toll in Hanano could rise.

 

According to the Aleppo Media Centre, a network of citizen journalists on the ground, the bombs killed 32 people, destroying a bus with everyone inside and demolishing about 10 cars and a residential building.

 

Unverified amateur video posted online shows rescuers at work in a smoke-shrouded street of charred and shattered vehicles, one of them burning fiercely, with bodies lying on the ground.

 

Bearded militants and bystanders mill around, dragging bodies from a car, chanting “God is great” and punching the air.

 

A man, woman and child from the same family were reportedly killed in the town of Marea, near Aleppo, when it was also bombed from the air on Sunday.

 

On Friday, rebels seized the al-Kindi Hospital after blasting its central section with a huge lorry bomb.

 

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