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BREAKING: Obama to impose tough sanctions on Syria

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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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.


Close to 1000 people have been killed during these "protests"... Not all were inflicted via Syrian troops, but there is lots of concerning video regarding their military action towards these "protestors".

Remember, this is a country that has been under Martial Law for 4 decades..




posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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O no, Obama is going to give them a really really mean teleprompter speech.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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reply to post by CanadianDream420
 


Smells like trouble.
we all know USA and Russia are in love with each other, i'm sure nothing awry will arise from this...

not



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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I am sure that Bashar al-Assad with just crouching in the corner of his office, sobbing and worrying what ever will he and the Syrian Govt do.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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here we go again, libya all over again!!

russia wont be happy with this...



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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www.youtube.com...


its all there ,

lybia , syria , then iran .. ,

that was in 2008



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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Mayhap they will just leave it at Sanctions and eventually forget about it...

*Cough*

i can't even say that with a straight face



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by fazeone1981
www.youtube.com...


its all there ,

lybia , syria , then iran .. ,

that was in 2008



Iraq,Syria,Lebanon, Libya,Somalia,Sudan,Iran


that was the order he said, though i don't think the 'Order' matters much in the long run



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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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.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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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! In addition to all of the violations of the Constitution. And I don't care what anybody says, Libya and I guess now Syria is a war. You don't use the Military to attack another country's military unless it's a war.

Just like when the whole Libya thing started. People were going on about how this was going to turn into another Iraq or Afghanistan, then all the doubters came out "oh no we'll be out of there in a few weeks" Look what happened? Who was right? The doubters or the people that realize we are going to keep starting wars over and over again until SOMETHING happens. Either a complete collapse of the USA, or a complete NWO takeover. Neither of which are outcomes that benefit anybody other than the elite.

So people, in 2013 when we are still waging war against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and probably a few others, what will you say then? Still have faith "everything will blow over soon"? Not me.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Democrat/Republican

Demo-Pub/Republi-Crat

It's all the same, the 'Dual Party system' is another way to control,divide, and give false choice..

people assume that if they vote for their favourite party they are making a difference, and if their party 'wins' then they get a 'False Victory' and keeps them in check



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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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.


I am not saying there are not times when our great nation doesn't overstep our boundaries, but if we just stopped stepping in people would freak/flip out.

Just look at the few times when we have not stepped in to try and help and the international outcry.

But name calling and snipped four letter colorful words are a much better way of handling our anger and frustration with people we don't like. At least here on ATS.




posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Sanctions are always the first step towards future military action......same thing was done with Iraq. Weaken them economically before you attack.

There are many conflicting reports regarding the uprising in Syria....western media portrays Syrian government as ruthlessly killing innocent protestors when there are alternative news sources that say many of these protestors have been armed.

So who's wrong in this case?

Once again hypocrisy in the application of International Law.

Here we have Israel attacking and killing protestors in the recent Nabka Day ......will we see sanctions and action against them? More than likely not...so why against anyone else?

www.globalresearch.ca...



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.


Russia/Iran know the writings on the wall and what to expect in the future......so the question remains.....

if you knew that you will be attacked next, will you premeditately attack first?

Once Syria is taken out, Iran is next.....Russia and Chine must be in the cross hairs in the next decade you would think.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by fazeone1981
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its all there ,

lybia , syria , then iran .. ,

that was in 2008


yup all these protests are manufactured, remember the feb 17 libya protests were started only by outsiders and they weren't the real libyans, you what else is interesting?


Why the kingdom of Saudi Arabia hasn't been hit by these same protests? It two has a dictator king yet no wide large riots,rebels,protests haven't hit Saudi Arabia.

Because Saudi Arabia has US bases and the elites know that if Saudi Arabia has the manufactured riots they will hurt the marines stationed there, this is why they are avoiding Saudi Arabia atleast for the time been.


As for why there are protests in Syria its all because the russians were planning to build a huge naval base there, the first naval base since the cold war supposedly ended.


But with the tactics the amercian NGOs are going with, it seems cold war is still very much alive.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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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!


Unrest in the M.E is not dictated by whichever U.S party is in "power".

UN as a whole came to the conclusion intervention was required in Libya.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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From BBC News (last updated 17.55pm)


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



The future of the US is bound to the ME? I wonder what he means by that!




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.



Does Obama have no understanding of the differences between American/western democracy and Islamic democracy? As far as I can see, the 'Arab Spring' is about the overthrow of non theocratic regimes that are sympathetic to western values.



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.


www.bbc.co.uk...







 
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