Jeb Bush proposes ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

Republican candidate Jeb Bush calls for ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

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Republican candidate for 2016 American Presidential elections Jeb Bush marked his foreign policy over Middle East on Tuesday, citing for Syria founding ‘no-fly zone’ for ISIS and defeating the Syrian Bashar al Assad’s Baath regime, CNN reports.

He also stressed that beating ISIS also needs US troops to be supported the Iraqi forces and aid the Kurdish Peshmerga.

On the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Bush defined ISIS as Zeitgeist communism definition labelled as "the focus of evil in the modern world."

Bush criticised President Obama’s administration of pursuing minimalist approach of incremental escalation and no strategy to stop ISIS.

"I assure you: the day that I become president will be the day that we turn this around, and begin rebuilding the armed forces of the United States," he said on the speech.

Creating no-fly zone or “safe zones” in Syria will help both to fight against ISIS and Syrian people from al Assad, said Bush.

"Defeating ISIS requires defeating Assad, but we have to make sure that his regime is not replaced by something as bad or worse," adding "draw the moderates together and back them up as one force."

On the other hand Turkey who has around 900 kilometres border with Syria defends to establish no-fly zone or safe areas.

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu as said before “safe zones will be formed naturally" as swathes of northern Syria are cleared of Islamic State militants. But not a signal of the allied US for safe zones or a no-fly zone.

Instead of safe zones or no-fly zone, Turkish and U.S. officials say the latest agreement calls for an ISIS-free zone in northern Syria.

The 110-kilometer long area along Syrian border is located between Azez and Jarablus. The planned ISIS-free zone will be located between the two Kurdish PYD-controlled “cantons” of Kobani in the east and Afrin in the west.

While remaining of no-fly zone debates between Turkey and U.S. Jeb Bush criticised western countries who was leading by US signed nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna on July 14.

He describes Iran as ally of al Assad, its ‘terrorist proxy Hezbollah’ and sectarian militias and sponsors that have fuelled the conflict in Syria of helping rise of ISIS.

Bush, 62, the former governor of Florida telling that 3,500 soldiers and marines positioned in Iraq, criticized as “blind haste,” President Obama and his previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for drawing back the American combat troops from Iraq.

Bush reminded that in all her record-setting travels, Clinton stopped by Iraq exactly once while she was in office.

“So why was the success of the surge followed by a withdrawal from Iraq, leaving not even the residual force that commanders and the joint chiefs knew was necessary? … Like the president himself, [Clinton] had opposed the surge, then joined in claiming credit for its success, then stood by as that hard-won victory by American and allied forces was thrown away,” Bush said.

TRTWorld and agencies