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    President Obama calls for Syrian leader al-Assad to step down

    President Barack Obama called Thursday for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down -- significantly ratcheting up international pressure against a regime that has been criticized for its harsh crackdown against anti-government protesters in recent months.
    "The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way," Obama said in a written statement. "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."
    U.S. authorities also imposed new economic sanctions against Damascus, freezing Syrian government assets in the United States, barring Americans from making new investments in Syria and prohibiting any U.S. transactions relating to Syrian petroleum products, among other things.
    More here: U.S. calls for Syrian leader al-Assad to step down - CNN.com

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    President Obama calls for Syrian leader al-Assad to step down
    Syrian leader al-Assad calls for President Obama to step down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Obama said in a written statement. "We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way. He has not led.


    Oh now, is this what they mean when they talk about the pot calling the kettle black?

    In other words, do as I say . . . .


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    This tact worked so well in Libya so why not try it here?

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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    How long before the bombs drop?
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    Please don't let us get drawn into yet another area. We never had the money or military weight to get involved in the last two!
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