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Here it comes: The Hard Stick on Syria

It was really just a matter of time…. but the neo-LiberalCons secretly want force and now its in the open.

We just had one major speaker from Damascus cancel his lecture today in Beirut for our students – since the situation there is “really bad.”

Obtuse comments, as from the Senator, are going to worsen things:

“(CBS News) “Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday called for increased U.S. action in Syria, and said “now is the time to let [Syrian president Bashar] Assad know that all options are the table” – including the possible use of military force. Graham, in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” decried what he described as the Assad regime’s “wholesale slaughter” against the Syrian people, and urged the U.S. to take a similar approach in that nation as it has in Libya in seeking the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi. It’s time, Graham contended, to “get the regional partners to tell the Assad he has to go. And put everything on the table – including military force.”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

June 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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