Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:43 PM
elleng (43,891 posts)
Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels.
President Obama said Tuesday that the United States would formally recognize a coalition of Syrian opposition groups as that country’s legitimate representative, intensifying the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to give up his bloody struggle to stay in power.
Mr. Obama’s announcement, in an interview with Barbara Walters of ABC News on the eve of a meeting in Morocco of the Syrian opposition leaders and their supporters, was widely expected. But it marks a new phase of American engagement in a bitter, nearly two-year-long conflict that has claimed at least 40,000 lives, threatened to destabilize the region, and defied all outside attempts to end it.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/us/obama-says-us-will-recognize-syrian-rebels.html?_r=0
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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:22 PM
David__77 (15,696 posts)
3. They get recognized and put on the list of terror groups at same time.
The weapons flowing to these terrorists will surely kill Americans in the period ahead, and those facilitating this will be to blame.
And this pending "recognition" is an absolutely terrible, immoral decision.
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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:40 PM
Purveyor (16,417 posts)
4. Agreed and these weapons are the 'real deal', indeed. eom
Lest we forget: Israel To U.S.: Don't Delay Iraq Attack http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/08/18/world/main519037.shtml