US condemns ‘brutal repression’ by Syrian government

The White House is strongly condemning what it says is the Syrian government’s brutal repression of demonstrations and the killing of civilians by security forces.

In a strongly worded statement, White House press secretary Jay Carney says those responsible for the violence must be held accountable. He says the United States is calling on the Syrian government to exercise restraint and respect the rights of its people.

Syria’s government pledged Thursday to consider lifting restrictions on political freedom and civil liberties in an attempt to stop a weeklong uprising in a southern city from spreading. The promises were rejected immediately by many activists who called for demonstrations around the country Friday in response to a crackdown that protesters say killed dozens of anti-government marchers in the city of Daraa. CP

  • josephphdman

    president bush was right about the axis of evil syria, iran, and ha
    look at syria killing and massacaring their own people immagine if they have the chance they will kill everyone in israel and wipe israelout of the map!!! that is there goal and there dream to come true
    and they believe if they die in the process. they will go to heaven ;this is very dangerous not only to israel also to the entire world ; now the only reason syria kept the border quiet with israel for 20 years is because they are secretley working on the big hit with there allies iran they are preparing to strike at israel to wipe israel out of the map and they will invade lebanon in the process to occupy it and make it a shia state

    • master09

      Dont forget they will go to heaven with 72 virgins. Google this and watch the video, ( THE COMING IS NEAR ), what they are trying to do is clear. They want to send thousands of this dvd across the ME and put it in motion

    • master09

      Dont forget they will go to heaven with 72 virgins. Google this and watch the video, ( THE COMING IS NEAR ), what they are trying to do is clear. They want to send thousands of this dvd across the ME and put it in motion

  • Anonymous

    president bush was right about the axis of evil syria iran and ha
    look what syria killing and massacaring ther own people immagine if they have the chance they will evryone in israel and wipe israelout of the map!!! that is there goal and there dream to cometrue
    and they believe if they die in the process they will go to heaven ;this is very dangerous not only to israel also to the entire world

    • Anonymous

      Dont forget they will go to heaven with 72 virgins. Google this and watch the video, ( THE COMING IS NEAR ), what they are trying to do is clear. They want to send thousands of this dvd across the ME and put it in motion

  • Beiruti

    Through all the mistakes George Bush made i still think he was one of the greatest presidents of all time. Because LOOK what was George Bush’s dream? DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST! He knew well whats happening to the people of the middle east. This Obama guy is very clueless and is sooo neutral he has no word in anything. George Bush was terrible but i stlil ove him for his caring of middle east democracy and at least he was a firm president and took a firm stand in everything he did.

  • Anonymous

    Through all the mistakes George Bush made i still think he was one of the greatest presidents of all time. Because LOOK what was George Bush’s dream? DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST! He knew well whats happening to the people of the middle east. This Obama guy is very clueless and is sooo neutral he has no word in anything. George Bush was terrible but i stlil ove him for his caring of middle east democracy and at least he was a firm president and took a firm stand in everything he did.