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Obama, appearing with ally Hollande, expresses frustration over Syria
LA Times ^ | 02/12/2014 | Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 02/12/2014 6:31:40 AM PST by mac_truck

Acknowledging "enormous frustration," President Obama said Tuesday that his administration "continues to explore every possible avenue" to help resolve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war, although he again said he had no plans for military intervention.

Appearing with French President Francois Hollande, a reliable partner in his foreign policy agenda, Obama called Syria a "crumbling" state and worried that conditions there have destabilized the region.

The president also expressed frustration in another area of close cooperation with France, threatening to come down "like a ton of bricks" on businesses that would trade with Iran while international talks continue over its nuclear program.

The president's comments came on a day intended to highlight the successes and potential of a newly deepened U.S.-Franco alliance. Hollande's first state visit to the United States was garlanded in grand traditions and odes of mutual admiration.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: france; francoishollande; iran; syria
Obama's new BFF is a committed European socialist.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 6:31:41 AM PST by mac_truck
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2 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:57 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mac_truck

What they said in public is one thing. What was said in their ‘private’ talks is something altogether different. We won’t know what that was for a couple of weeks or months or so. File it...but don’t forget it. Something untoward is going to happen in the Syria situation.

3 posted on 02/12/2014 6:39:23 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mac_truck

Buh but....he DREW a line! Whassamatter? Did somebody cross it?

4 posted on 02/12/2014 6:45:18 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, right.

“I can do whatever I want,” Mr. Obama said.

How come he doesn’t want to do this? ‘Sa matter, no gumption?

Testicular fortitude is such a burden.

5 posted on 02/12/2014 6:52:11 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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