Arab Spring: EU Threatens New Sanctions Against Syria

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  1. IndependntLogic
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    From "France 24"

    European Union leaders are ready to slap more sanctions on Syria failing a halt in the regime's violence against dissenters, EU president Herman Van Rompuy said at the close of a summit Sunday.

    EU leaders "expressed grave concern over continued brutality against the population in Syria," Van Rompuy said, adding that if the violence did not stop the bloc "will impose restrictive measures against the regime."

    The EU earlier this month expressed support to Syria's opposition grouping while stopping short of official recognition.

    It has issued several rounds of sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, extending sanctions against allies of Assad to banks and the oil sector.

    EU threatens to impose fresh sanctions on Syria - SYRIA - FRANCE 24

    Interesting days in the ME...
     
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    That's not the word I would use.

    In other news, Islamists scored very well in the Tunsinian Elections.

    Libya's new government has imposed radical Islamic law

    Egyptian Islamists are committing violence against Coptic Christians.

    Has it occurred to anyone that our meddling is making things worse?
     
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    Uncle Ferd says, "Yea, go ahead an' bomb the schlitz outta Assad just like Qaddafi - den when Iran intervenes, bomb the schlitz outta dem too...
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    Neighboring Turkey down on Assad's case, says stop the bloodshed...
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    World must 'hear screams' from Syria
    17 Nov 2011 - The world must urgently 'hear the screams" from Syria and do something to stop the bloodshed, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister has said.
     
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    With, or without us, this is going to occur. But these nations are predominately made up of young people. They will soon tire of the 'holy' laws.
     
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    I see denial here of Islam...perhaps those that strap bombs to thier person didn't wait to read your pontification here that they should tire?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    They said that about Iran for 30 years, but the CRazy Mullahs have as tight a grip as they always did...

    And frankly, it's always young people who strap bombs to themselves to get the 76 virgins. The old guys just stay back and encourage them while hiding from Seal Team 6.
     

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