The American Maverick begins a new feature this week. One of our primary sources for global news and intelligence is a well respected service called Stratfor. Each week we'll publish a brief video feature covering an international news story that will give you more depth and perspective than the nightly news would attempt. All from the global resources of Stratfor.
This week we'll focus on the conflict within Syria. The Syrian regime has been engaged in a all out civil war versus the general population. Recently, multiple reports stated the Syrian troops had prepared chemical weapons for use. As of this post, chemical weapons have not been used against rebel troops.
American envoys recently met with leaders representing the Syrian rebel troops. Our diplomats publicly recognized the rebel leaders as legitimate leaders that our State Department would be willing to back in the event of the fall of the current government under Assad.
Here's the Stratfor video (4 minutes) with an update about the status of rebel and Syrian troops in conflict. CLICK TO VIEW>>> http://www.stratfor.com/video/syrian-regime-losing-ground