September 13, 2011
Syrian activists target Russia for 'Day of Rage'
It's nice to see some other country besides America in line for some fist waving, spittle flecked invective by mobs of out of control Muslims. Hey! Maybe this "leading from behind" thing isn't so bad? Naw: Syrian opposition activists are calling for a "day of rage" Tuesday to protest what they see as Russian support for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On Monday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev rejected calls from the United States and Western Europe for increased sanctions against Syria for its violent crackdown on protesters. Medvedev said there is no need for additional pressure on Syria. He also said any possible United Nations resolution on Syria must be "tough" but "balanced." Russia has veto power in the U.N. Security Council and can stop the passage of any resolution against the volatile Middle Eastern nation. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday she "strongly disagreed" with Medvedev, saying the U.N. Security Council should "take...(Read Full Post)