American writer David Ignatius agrees with Turkish government's stance on Syria that the opposition fighters should be trained for eradication of extremist groups in the region and for ousting of Assad regime.
David Ignatius, an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post, said in his article published on Thursday, 'The problem with America's limited wars': "Turkey is basically right in arguing for a buffer zone in northern Syria, protected by some kind of no-fly zone. The United States should start by providing antiaircraft missiles to the CIA's vetted and trained Syrian opposition fighters."
He further added, "This would boost the rebels' popularity, in addition to stopping Bashar al-Assad's planes."
Ignatius criticizes America's cautious strategy in Syria --especially for dealing with ISIS--, saying "military history, since the days of the Romans, tells us that limited war is rarely unsuccessful."
He said in his article, Obama's "limited" but safe approach to wars in Syria and Iraq "opened the doors to the ISIS." Instead, Ignatius favors a more decisive stance in the region as adopted by the Turkish government.Two Republican U.S. Senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have also released a statement on Thursday saying they agree with Turkey's strategy on ISIS, claiming that the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria must fall for the extremist group to be destroyed in the region.