U.S. threatens new action unless Syria stops killings
AMMAN |(Reuters) - The United States, reacting to the killing of 27 protesters by Syrian security forces on Friday, threatened to take new steps against the Syrian government unless it stopped killing and harassing its people.
Rights campaigners said the dead were among thousands of protesters who demonstrated after Friday prayers in cities across the country, from Banias on the Mediterranean coast to Qamishly in the Kurdish east, demanding an end to President Bashar al-Assad's rule.
The European Union agreed to impose sanctions in response to Assad's violent crackdown on protesters, which rights campaigners say has killed more than 580 people.
"The United States believes that Syria's deplorable actions toward its people warrant a strong international response," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. Read the rest here
Obama: Nation can't drill its way out of soaring gas prices
05/06/11 12:41 PM ET- President Obama called for the elimination of billions of dollars in oil industry tax breaks Friday, while stressing that the United States can’t drill its way out of high gas prices.
“We can’t just drill our way out of the problem,” Obama said during an energy policy speech in Indiana Friday. “If we’re serious about addressing our energy problems, we’re going to have to do more than drill.”
Kliphnote: It's should be obvious to anyone with the minimum of
of understanding of how the oil market works that Obama is wrong.
Obama is playing on the ignorance of the people.
Also playing to his anti-oil left wing base.How many times do I have to say:
"lets find an alternative to oil, until than drill".