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Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria

The two differed on U.S. policy in the ongoing conflict in Syria, with Gomez saying that the U.S. should--at a minimum--immediately impose a no-fly zone over the country and consider sending military aid to the "right rebel group." After the debate, Gomez said he would try to convince U.S. allies to support a no-fly zone but would urge the U.S. to go forward even without a U.N. resolution.

But Markey urged caution in dealing with Syria and in carefully considering any type of military intervention. "We learned this lesson in Afghanistan when we gave the weapons to one group and it came back to haunt us," Markey said.

Source: Boston Herald on 2013 MA Senate debate , Jun 6, 2013

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