Obama's choices worsen as Syria nears point of no return

May 2013
Moderate Voice;5/10/2013, p12
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The article reports that choices for U.S. President Barack Obama are becoming worse as the civil war in Syria is growing. It states that no-fly zones enforced by the U.S. are unable to stabilize the situation in Syria and so Obama has only the option of being cautious. It mentions that though the U.S. and Russia have agreed to a Syrian peace conference, the U.S. will try to put down fundamentalist Sunnis while Russia will support Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria.


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