Saturday, October 15, 2011

Syria Vs USA 'When the US says "jump" Syria says......

So the Middle East news is that the Obama has called for Syrian leader Bashir Assad to leave power. The White House blog has Obama's statement. Obama on President Assad:

The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. His calls for dialogue and reform have rung hollow while he is imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people. We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way. He has not led. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.

The United States cannot and will not impose this transition upon Syria. It is up to the Syrian people to choose their own leaders, and we have heard their strong desire that there not be foreign intervention in their movement. What the United States will support is an effort to bring about a Syria that is democratic, just, and inclusive for all Syrians. We will support this outcome by pressuring President Assad to get out of the way of this transition, and standing up for the universal rights of the Syrian people along with others in the international community.

Western powers have made it clear that they believe it is time for al-Assad to step down. “The time has come”, declared U.S. President Barack Obama.

So from this statement from Obama, he is saying that he suggests that Syria makes its own choice to let the leader of their country stand down, for the better and to benefit Syria. Syria now believes he may do it.


  1. This is interesting, but it isn't what you were asked to post, eg the views of someone from a non American standpoint

  2. I have now changed it to one that I found from Syria. Sorry it has taken so long.


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