Syria in Crisis

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  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues
  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons

White House Unsure

Although the Obama administration maintains that the U.S. would not intervene in Syria, instead favoring a political solution to the conflict, the White House and State Department hinted in late Februrary that military assistance for Syria's rebels may be a possibility.


"We don't want to take actions that would contribute to the further militarization of Syria," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. "But we don't rule out additional measures if the international community should wait too long and not take the kind of action that needs to be taken."

(Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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