Being a vassal state of Iran has its advantages. Just ask Obama. He mumbles "right to protect" drivel when attempting to explain his incomprehensible involvement in Libya. What he doesn't tell you is that Libyan rebel factions are actually Qaddafi's men. Stop laughing, it's true.
Want something screwed up real bad? Put Obama on it.
Obama's media lapdogs sure aren't giving Syria the Egypt media treatment. Let's be frank, do you feel safer now than you did four years ago under Bush?
Dozens killed in new Hama massacre Foreign PolicyTop news: Roughly 80 people were killed when Syrian government tanks attacked the city of Hama on the eve of Ramadan as part of the most brutal crackdown yet during the four-month old uprising against Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Hama, site of an infamous 1982 massacre ordered by Assad's father, had been largely free of government troops since Junes, allowing anti-government activists to mobilize and erect barricades. At least 11 civilians were also killed this weekend in crackdowns in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor.
U.S. President Barack Obama said the "horrible" attacks "demonstrate the true character of the Syrian regime," but still stopped short of directly calling for Assad to step down.
The Syrian government says it launched the assault to prevent opposition gunmen “shooting intensively to terrorize citizens.” A U.S. embassy spokesman called the account "delusional."
The Syrian regime is increasingly relying on security forces drawn from Assad's own Alawite sect in order to carry out its attacks on the opposition, to the point that the Muslim Brotherhood accused the regime of waging a "war of sectarian cleansing."
Debt ceiling: President Obama and congressional leaders say they have agreed to a deal to cut trillions of dollars in spending in order to raise the debt ceiling before tomorrow's deadline.