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CNN BREAKING -- President Obama is imposing tough sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior Syrian officials in an effort to stop the regime's fierce crackdown on protests, the U.S. Treasury Department says.
The Treasury Department also is targeting two top Iranian officials whose unit was a "conduit for Iranian material support" to Syrian intelligence.
Originally posted by WillNiendick
Obama, [Snip] you. You are a moron, and you police the world for no reason. Stop doing foreign things. Let the U.N take care of it, and fix our own country's problems.
Unlike previous years, this Nakba Day was not simply a commemoration of the catastrophe that befell the Palestinians in 1948, when their homeland was forcibly reinvented as the Jewish state. It briefly reminded Palestinians that, despite their long-enforced dispersion, they still have the potential to forge a common struggle against Israel.
Along the northern borders, at least 14 protesters were killed and dozens wounded, both at Majdal Shams in the Golan and near Maroun al-Ras in Lebanon.
In Gaza, a teenager was shot dead and more than 100 other demonstrators wounded as they massed at crossing points. At Qalandiya, the main checkpoint Israel created to bar West Bank Palestinians from reaching Jerusalem, at least 40 protesters were badly injured. There were clashes in major West Bank towns too.
Originally posted by fazeone1981
its all there ,
lybia , syria , then iran .. ,
that was in 2008
Originally posted by James1982
So will all of the liberals out there finally admit that the Democrats are just as terrible as the Republicans? They always bash Republicans for being war mongers. Well look at Obama... continued two wars, and starts two more!
US President Barack Obama says a "new chapter in American diplomacy" has been turned after the Arab Spring uprisings.
In a speech at the State Department, Mr Obama said the future of the US was bound to the Middle East by forces of economics, security, history and fate.
"It will be the policy of the US to promote reform across the region and to democracy," Mr Obama said.
Analysts say the speech was meant as Mr Obama's first comprehensive response to revolts sweeping the Arab world.
Mr Obama was widely expected to defend new sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Some details of the speech were revealed in advance by senior administration officials.
Mr Obama was to stress that Washington stands ready to help nations across the Middle East and North Africa to launch democratic reforms, modernise and provide job opportunities to millions of disenchanted young people.
He was to argue that such measures will help democracy take hold and thrive and deliver the regional stability that is in the interests of the US government.
Analysts say Mr Obama's speech will be aimed at convincing his US audience that the fate of countries in the Middle East and North Africa is worth the money and effort even during difficult economic times at home.
To his wider audience, Mr Obama wants to underline that Washington stands behind those seeking greater human rights.