Obama says U.S. to boost support to Syrian opposition groups

WEST POINT N.Y. Wed May 28, 2014 11:33am EDT

1 of 3. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, May 28, 2014.

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WEST POINT N.Y. (Reuters) - In a major foreign policy address on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he will work with Congress to ramp up U.S. support for Syrian opposition groups that are the best alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

"We will step up our efforts to support Syria's neighbors - Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq - as they host refugees, and confront terrorists working across Syrian borders," Obama said in his prepared remarks.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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Comments (8)
umkomazi wrote:
Why is Obama supporting al qaeda????

The same aq who which gasses civilians, machine guns prisoners…..

Well Obama – why?

May 28, 2014 11:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:
In other words he’s going to support al-qaeda. I thought we’d been over that ground already.

May 28, 2014 11:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bighammerman wrote:
Too little too late. Did Obama ask Putin if it ok to do this? Obama will most probably end up giving this stuff to terrorists. If Obama was really interested in the welfare of the U.S. Obama would not have allowed Benghazi to happen and then, later,lie to the families about the cause and cover it up. The best thing Obama can do for the U.S. and the good people of the world is to resign before he creates more world situations that result in the mass deaths of good, innocent people.

May 28, 2014 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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