You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Syrian Expert: Rebel Forces 'Let Down' By President Obama's Decision

Syria expert Elizabeth O’Bagy, from the Institute for the Study of War, spoke to rebel leader General Salim Idris after President Obama announced he will seek a vote from Congress before taking military action. O’Bagy told Bret Baier on Special Report that Gen. Idris and members of the rebel groups feel the international community – specifically the United States – has “let them down.”

She said there is a conspiracy theory among some Syrian people who see this as the U.S. standing by President Bashar al-Assad. Fox Middle East and Terrorism analyst Walid Phares said the president’s decision is seen as a sign of “weakness” in the region.

Polls show that a majority of the America public do not support intervention in Syria. O’Bagy responded to that, saying, “[The rebels] feel like the American people should be standing up for them right now because they are standing up for the same principles and values that they believe the American people are standing up for.”

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern

10
A

A shift in the auto and banking industries? Congressmen Terry and Duffy respond on Sunday Morning Futures!

2
P

Russia’s US ambassador shares insights on the Ukraine-Russia standoff. Plus, a special Easter message from Cardinal Wuerl! Tomorrow on Fox News Sunday.

8
P

Huckabee shows how religion is healing our returning vets. Then O’Reilly examines “What We Believe” and Hannity looks at “The Power of Faith."

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

'Outnumbered' Set to Debut on Fox News Channel

They're outspoken, out of the box, outrageous and outstandingly smart! And he is outnumbered. Don't miss the premiere of a new panel show on Fox News Channel, bringing you a refreshing new twist on news. Check out all the details on "Outnumbered," debuting Monday, April 28 at noon ET!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!