U.S., Turkey prepared for military solution in Syria: Biden

Vice President Joe Biden said in a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu in Istanbul that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement was not possible, according to Turkey’s the Daily Sabah newspaper. Continue reading

CIA chief: Military solution ‘impossible’ in Syria, Iraq

A military solution is “impossible” in parts of the Middle East, US CIA chief John Brennan said Tuesday, arguing that it was hard to picture effective central governments in some countries as they exist today.

“When I look at Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen,” Brennan said, “it’s hard for me to envision a central government in those countries that’s going to be able to exert control or authority over the territory that was carved out post World War II.” Continue reading

Iranian Commander Warns U.S. Against Attacking Syria

“We are on the threshold of a strategic turning point regarding the fate of this region and more generally [the future of] the Muslim world,” the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ second-in-command, Brigadier General HosseinSalami, said on Tuesday. His remarks were carried by PressTV.

“What we are witnessing now is the outcome of the repeated losses that the U.S. and its Western and regional allies have incurred…over the past three decades,” he added. Continue reading