A U.S. MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA?

As the crisis in Syria deepens following last month's chemical weapons attack on civilians, media outlets from C-SPAN to Al Jazeera have sought founding director Edward Djerejian's insights on the possible risks and benefits of U.S. military action.

"Military action alone is not a policy, there has to be a political strategy. If the military action is wedded to a political strategy that could lead to a political solution, then I would be for it," Djerejian, a former ambassador to Syria and Israel, told Al Arabiya. "By that I mean what happens after the military action to bring Syrians to a political solution to this tragic crisis. There is no military solution for the Syrian crisis, there is only a political solution, and this is going to involve very serious diplomacy to get a political transition in place in Syria that would eventually lead to a post-Assad regime. "

Click through the links below to read or watch the interviews with Ambassador Djerejian, described as "one of the most seasoned hands in American diplomacy in the Middle East."

 

  • CNBC-TV

Comments on the crisis in Syria.

http://cnb.cx/17Wdr6y (Click broadcast.)

  • C-SPAN"s "Washington Journal"

http://bit.ly/1cYACAa (Click broadcast.)

http://bit.ly/1e8GoDk (Click broadcast.)

http://bit.ly/1e8GJpK (Click broadcast.)

http://bit.ly/14yxmv6 (Click broadcast

http://bit.ly/15QanWt (Click broadcast.)

  • Al Arabiya (United Arab Emirates)

Ex-US diplomat: Obama could strike Syria without congressional approval

http://bit.ly/15FjqR3

  • DirektBroker.de (Germany)

http://bit.ly/14FBrs9

  • Stars and Stripes

No military solution for Syria, says former ambassador

http://1.usa.gov/15PRVNT

 

  • Houston Chronicle (subscription required)

Former envoy: No military cure for Syria
http://bit.ly/1aY1QIX

  • KUHF-FM

Former US ambassador to Syria says Obama has tough choice
http://bit.ly/172XNXU

  • Al Jazeera"s Empire

Comments on the conflict in Syria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFAUCIttkC4&feature=youtu.be