Clinton unapologetically pursues No-Fly Zone in Syria, Bashar al-Assad's regime crumbles
DAMASCUS -- According to United Nations observers stationed in Syria, Bashar al-Assad's regime is crumbling despite Russian aide under pressure created by America's No-Fly Zone, a policy that President Hillary Rodham Clinton unapologetically imposed despite blowback from within her own party.
International observers say the No-Fly Zone, which Clinton imposed just two weeks after she was sworn in as president in January, has fatally weakened Assad's government, and crucially prevented the desperate regime from using chemical weapons on its own people.
In a press release, White House spokeswoman Leslie Jones said the No-Fly Zone has given America and Russia critical leverage over Assad, and President Clinton expects the Russians to broker a political solution to the conflict in the coming months.
For Clinton, who also played a crucial role in convincing former President Barack Obama to depose Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi in 2011, this turn is vindicating. Clinton's support for a No-Fly Zone in Syria proved to be a rare point of sharp disagreement between Clinton and her predecessor, President Barack Obama, as well as her former opponent, failed Republican nominee Donald Trump.
As secretary of state, Clinton urged more aggressive military intervention in Syria, and she was an early advocate for arming Syrian rebel groups in the conflict.