*Its About To Get Even Uglier In Syria*

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    1. Very soon Syria will start to crumble.
    2. And I think its not soon enough.
    3. But really folks, will it even matter if one hell holes collapses and another one takes it place?
    4. *No*.
    5. What we need here is some radical change, if we are going to get involved with these failed Islamic Countries, we need better guidelines, ground rules, etc., not what we have now, first off we have to have a standing agreement, we will get discounted oil for our help, thats it, no exceptions, discounted oil or you're on your own.
    6. We have to get something out of this, our people are worth more than *their* freedom, or freedoms, let them die for it, we ain't getting much for our efforts and lost lives and crippled soldiers, in all these wars.
    7. LINK:Syria revolt: U.S. prepares to impose sanctions on Syria - latimes.com



    "By Paul Richter and Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times

    April 26, 2011
    Reporting from Washington and Beirut—

    With tanks now patrolling the streets of a restive Syrian city, the Obama administration is preparing to take its first concrete steps against President Bashar Assad and his top lieutenants — the imposition of sanctions for an increasingly bloody crackdown on demonstrators.

    The regime in Damascus escalated the violence Monday, ordering army tanks and troops into action against protesters in the southern city of Dara. The move followed a tumultuous weekend in which Syrian security forces gunned down an estimated 120 pro-democracy protesters. More than 300 people have died since the uprising erupted five weeks ago.

    Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

    U.S. sanctions are unlikely to produce a dramatic effect because Syrian officials apparently own few U.S. assets. But the move signaled a notable shift by the Obama administration, which has worked hard to build better relations with Damascus, a regime it considers a strategic key for security in the Middle East.

    European officials said they also are considering steps against Assad's regime. Syrian officials maintain far larger investments in Europe than in the U.S., so economic sanctions or travel bans there would have a more direct effect.

    The Obama administration hopes U.S. sanctions will help build pressure on its European allies, especially France and Britain, to follow suit. Officials in Washington have consulted closely with counterparts in London and Paris on how best to persuade Assad to show restraint."



    8. I'm serious, and I am 100% correct too!



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    US urges Americans to leave Syria amid violence
    4/25/2011 WASHINGTON — White House says it is considering 'targeted sanctions' after crackdown
     
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    so.......... did any Syrians help us through our own civil war
     
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    Obama's next war.
    What a warmongering Chickenhawk
     
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    Leave them alone and they're come home wgging their tails behind them.
     
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    Syria is on the Bolton/Bush Axis of Evil list after all.
     
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    Possible sanctions on Syria a joke. We may freeze assets, and I emphasize the 'may'. Nothing like giving them a signal ahead of time. They're already moving or have moved their money. What a stupid administration!
     
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    If Assad falls he will be replaced with an Islamic government, I say give him room and let him take care of this.
     
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    Hopefully the chaos will allow Lebanon a chance to confrot the Hezbollah problem they have.
     
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    How does that help them? Hezbollah is the most armed force in that country and they pretty much control the parliament, the Lebanese people would have to go to a civil war to remove them.
     

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