Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gutsy Call: U.S. To Impose Sanctions on Assad

He must be trembling in his boots.
The US is to impose sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, sources have said.

It would be the first time Mr Assad has been targeted personally by the international community for his government's crackdown on protesters.

President Barack Obama last month imposed sanctions on his brother Maher, his cousin and an intelligence chief.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the US would be taking "additional steps" against Syria.
That's sure to involve lots of finger wagging and sternly-worded letters of condemnation.

Sure doesn't look as if the Syrians are backing off.

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