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ZOA Chief: Can't Decide Who's Worse in Syria

Morton Klein tells Arutz Sheva in special interview: U.S. is not sure whom to support in Syrian civil war, because both are bad.
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 7/5/2013, 3:24 AM

Morton Klein, who heads the Zionist Organization of America, tells Arutz Sheva in a special interview that the reason the U.S. is not becoming involved in the Syrian civil war is that it does not know which side is worse than the other.

“We're not sure which side is better,” he explained.

“We know that Assad's side is very bad because we have Iran and Russia supporting them, and Hizbullah supporting them. From the other side you have Al Qaeda and other extremist groups fighting against Assad. So both are bad. I think the Assad side is worse, but it's hard to make a decision which side is worse, so American policy makers aren't sure what to do about it.

Klein said that “There's almost a racist attitude toward Arabs [in that] we've come to expect that Arabs commit terrorism, commit violence against each other... so America and the world have gotten use to this and just think this is the way the Arabs are and there's not much you can do about it.”