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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:43 PM

Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels.

Source: nyt

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.


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elleng Dec 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #1
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:48 PM

1. and ?

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. Biggest mistake of his Presidency, IMHO.

Perpetual war. I just pity the poor people who suffer under oppression from all sides.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:22 PM

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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Response to David__77 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:40 PM

4. Agreed and these weapons are the 'real deal', indeed. eom

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