President Obama’s former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P.J. Crowley, joins “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to analyze the latest in Syria — from news that the fighting for control of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, has intensified to the resignation of former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as the U.N.’s Syrian peace envoy.
“I’m not sure that it’s going to be possible to have any meaningful action out of the United Nations,” Crowley says of what lies ahead.
“In many respects, Syria is a proxy war between Iran, on the one hand, and the Gulf states, particularly Saudi Arabia, on the other,” he continues. “So there’s a lot of weaponry and a lot of resources that are flowing into Syria, and part of the challenge for the United States is to try to help coordinate this stuff — try to figure out who’s who, what they’re doing, what they need, and most particular, find out what happens the day after Assad either steps down, is killed, is pushed aside.”