Cameron Urges Re-elected Obama to Put Syria Intervention Front and Center
November 7, 2012
Now that Obama has secured another four years in the White House, the British prime minister David Cameron is poised to tell him that his top priority should be intervention in Syria.
Cameron said that “with a newly-elected American president, we have got to do more to help this part of the world, to help Syria achieve transition.” He said now that the election is over, more must be done to “shape the opposition” and work with al-Qaeda and topple the Syrian regime.
“There is an opportunity for Britain, for America, for Saudi Arabia, Jordan and like-minded allies to come together and try to help shape the opposition, outside Syria and inside Syria,” Cameron said. “And try to help them achieve their goal, which is our goal of a Syria without Assad.”
Using the Za’atri refugee camp on the Syria-Jordan border as a backdrop, Cameron said Britain will begin talks with al-Qaeda and the CIA-supported Free Syria Army (FSA) to turn up the heat and militarily oust Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.