Republican presidential candidate is to call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria in a major foreign policy address Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.Romney is to make the proposal on Monday in what his campaign team has billed as a major foreign policy speech in Lexington, Virginia. In extracts published in advance, he opened up the prospect, if he becomes president, of a US-Iranian proxy war being fought in Syria. "Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no less vigorously with our international partners to support the many Syrians who would deliver that defeat to Iran – rather than sitting on the sidelines," he said. CONTINUE . . . Evidently Romney and his neocon advisers don't think Obama has done enough to arm our enemies. You guys do understand that the "Syrian rebels" the author of this article is talking about are not just Syrians right? Many of them are from Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia and many many of them belong to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. Like I said in another post, if you think Obama was naughty for supporting radical Islamic extremists including those who recently murdered our people over there you ain't seen nothin yet! Your guy Romney has just promised even more arms and support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda! The only difference between Obama's foreign policy and Romney's is Romney will give our enemies bigger weapons. And the beat goes on. Same ole proxy war games with a different talking head.