The Washington Post quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the US decision against coordinating airstrikes in Syria with the Assad regime, and scenarios for US intervention:
Still, “without some degree of coordination, the risks for armed intervention in Syria will be hard to control and manage. There’s greater room for miscalculation and human error,” said Ramzy Mardini, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council who has studied the strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic State.
The United States should be wary of using allied rebels to coordinate airstrikes, Mardini added. “There’s a conflict of interest and an incentive to pull the U.S. into direct conflict with the Assad regime.”