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Syria-kjenneren Joshua Landis mener Barack Obama må forklare hvordan han har tenkt seg Syrias fremtid. Selv ramser Landis opp tre alternativer, der to innebærer oppsplitting av landet i to eller tre deler.

Hvis Obama går inn for en fortsatt enhetlig stat vil det si full seier til sunni-opprørerne. Men hvis Obama muliggjør en slik seier vil han være ansvarlig for eventuell hevn mot minoritetene, og en slik hevn er høyst sannsynlig, skriver Landis.

President Obama is arguing that his new policy of supplying weapons in not really a change of policy at all, but rather a continuation of his previous policy of pushing for a political solution. But this doesn’t correspond to the Syria I know. I doubt that either the rebels or the Assad regime are willing or able to make the painful compromises needed to keep the country unified. This is a recipe for dividing the country along the present battle lines, give or take a bit.

Read more at Middle East Voices: http://middleeastvoices.voanews.com/2013/06/insight-obama-owes-syrians-americans-a-vision-of-syrias-future-37316/#ixzz2XY0VfiDp