Obama: Syria's 'Outrageous' Violence Must End Now

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington, D.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama is condemning the
latest use of force by Syria against anti-government demonstrators
and says the regime's "outrageous" use of violence against the
protesters must "end now."

At least 75 people were killed Friday when Syrian security
forces fired bullets and tear gas at thousands of protesters across
the country. It was the bloodiest day of the monthlong uprising
against President Bashar Assad.

In a statement, Obama says Syria's moves a day earlier to repeal
a decades-old emergency law and allow peaceful demonstrations were not serious in light of Friday's events.

He called on Assad to change course and obey the will of his
people by giving them what they seek -- freedom of expression,
association, peaceful assembly and the ability to choose their
leaders.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Just Curious on Apr 24, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    whatever- I never liked Bush. The problem is Obama promised "hope and change" and has proved to be no different than Bush- he's actually worse. Also, what I find hysterical is reading all the posts by liberals defending Obama when he is basically George W. Bush on steroids.
  • by Rick Location: Tallahassee on Apr 24, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    I wonder if he will us the Easter weekend when everyone is at home with their families to order bombings in Syria without the approval of Congress like he did with Libya.
  • by whatever on Apr 24, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    To Just Curious - did you make a similar comment 10 years ago after Bush make his infamous "now watch this drive" video after taking questions about the illegal Iraq war on the golf course?
  • by go go go fla Location: fla on Apr 23, 2011 at 07:25 PM
    go get a real birth certificate or go to federal prision. Stop attackin now 4 very strong and evil countries. What your doing is only putting gas on the fire.You promise to bring our troops home didnt you. Go to jail or the other word.
  • by Just Curious on Apr 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    Did Obama give this ultimatum before or after he played his round of golf this morning?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    Maybe he should have stomped his foot energetically? That always worked for me.
  • by gowa Location: Cairo Ga on Apr 23, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    Obama is a joke. You think anybody is going to care what he says!!
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Apr 23, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    How about the outrageous violence that occurs in this nation everyday by a certain segment of our population. Get your own house in order.
  • by tom Location: madison on Apr 23, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    he must think he is smarter than the rest of us and only he can fix problems
  • by LOL on Apr 23, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    Hahaha Obama says stop so you better stop. Who's going to listen to him?? We are laughed at by other country's for having a president with no clue.
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