The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Israel lobby imposes sanctions on Syria’s Assad

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From Truthout (which leaves out any mention of Israeli influence):

“The actions the administration has taken today send an unequivocal message to President Assad, the Syrian leadership, and regime insiders that they will be held accountable for the ongoing violence and repression in Syria,” said David S. Cohen, acting undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.

“President al-Assad and his regime must immediately end the use of violence, answer the calls of the Syrian people for a more representative government, and embark upon the path of meaningful democratic reform,” Cohen said.

A bipartisan group of senators lauded the order, saying they hoped it would lead to further sanctions from other countries.

“The president’s strong and principled action today should send an unmistakable message that the United States stands in solidarity with the brave protesters in Syria and that the Assad regime has lost legitimacy in our eyes,” said the statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut), John McCain (R-Arizona), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida).

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

May 21, 2011 at 2:04 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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