U.S. President Barack Obama’s West Point speech on Wednesday confirms that he views the world more realistically and has a deeper understanding of the world than before. It would have been possible to avoid years of suffering and mitigate threats if the American government had fully understood developments on the ground at an early stage. Despite that, it’s important to work with the U.S. all over again to curb the chaos created by terrorism in the region and to stop the tragedy in Syria.
President Obama came close to saying he intends to change the situation in Syria when he said he wants to support the opposition, or rather ramp up support, for those who offer the best alternative to terrorists and a brutal dictator. This is what head of the Syrian national coalition Ahmad al-Jarba called for during his recent visit to the White House. He said the world must choose between a brutal regime which the majority of people reject, terrorist groups wreaking havoc in Syria or the moderate Syrian opposition that includes all sections of Syrian society.
So, has the American government amended its stance on Syria and the rest of the region’s trouble spots?
Meeting with Jarba
We expect that international concern over Syria means that all solutions have become a serious optionAbdulrahman al-Rashed