Syrian rebel leader is pulling for Romney

Nov. 04, 2012, a rebel fighter aims a missile toward a building where Syrian troops are hiding. Nov. 04, 2012, a rebel fighter aims a missile toward a building where Syrian troops are hiding. Narciso Contreras/AP

Although they don't get a vote, there have been a lot of questions about who the rest of the world would like like to see leading the United States for the next four years, and now least one faction of the Syria civil war has made their opinion known. According to The Guardian in the UK, Ahmed Nima, a general on the rebel's main military council, believes that Mitt Romney is the candidates most likely to do something to intervene in their conflict.

I hope Romney wins. He said during his campaign that he would try to do something for Syria. We want him to help us get weapons and impose a no-fly zone in some parts of Syria to put an end to the bombardment by Assad's planes. 

Romney hasn't actually promised those things (and he has also ruled out military intervention), but it's also true that President Obama has done very little to actively support the rebellion. Comments like these are partly a reflection of the frustration that rebels are feeling with the United States and other Western nations that have mostly left them to fight their own battles, in a war that looks bleaker every day.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

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