President Obama Tells the Syrian President that He Needs to Step Down

22 Aug

barack obama, black news, black politics, bashar al-assad

by S. Renee Greene, Your Black World 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accused of imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people, has been asked to step down by U.S. President Barack H. Obama. Human rights groups around the world say al-Assad has murdered more than 1,800 civilians since March. U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg argued that the Syrian president is as ‘irrelevant’ to the country’s future as Muammar Gaddafi is to Libya’s.

The United Nations said on Thursday that they have found a “pattern” of human rights violations that constitutes widespread or systematic attacks against the people of Syria. ”It is clear that President Assad believes … he can silence the voices of his people by resorting to the repressive tactics of the past,” the president said. “But he is wrong…The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way.”

President Obama says the United States will not interfere in any government turnover that may happen as a result of al-Assad’s refusal to peacefully relinquish control.

S. Renee Greene is a former news clerk/staff writer with the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer, a biographer and historian, and is currently owner of GreeneInk Digital Media News Association, an SEO content and news aggregator company. GreeneInk also develops static websites for small businesses, and provides writing and ghostwriting services for individuals and companies.

One Response to “President Obama Tells the Syrian President that He Needs to Step Down”

  1. Kofi August 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Before we start asking other leaders in countries that don’t (or at least shouln’t) have anything to do with us to step down, we should remember that there are a great many sets of bloody hands in this government as well. Oh but we were fighting “terrorists” so that makes it ok.

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