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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – In an article on Wednesday, The New York Times said Washington intends to tighten sanctions against Syria to change power there, but many experts question the effectiveness of this U.S. measure.

According to the article, officials in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump are determined to impose new restrictions on the basis of the “Caesar Act”.

This was reportedly included in the American military budget for fiscal year 2020, and it gives the U.S. administration the right to impose sanctions against institutions and individuals providing direct and indirect assistance to Damascus, as well as the various  groups operating in the country.

The article quoted the words of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Joel Rayburn, who stressed that sanctions “will not end” until “the Syrian regime and its allies” agree to a change of power in the country.

As the newspaper notes, many experts have expressed doubts that such an approach would allow the United States to achieve the desired goals, without making active efforts in the diplomatic field.

“The sanctions alone cannot solve the problem,” John Smith, the former director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Foreign Assets Control office, was quoted as saying.

He added, “It is difficult to understand what the U.S. government can do as well, other than putting a group of Syrian regime officials on a list that only provokes indifference on their part.”

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Tyler Vincent
Tyler Vincent
2020-08-05 11:56

America wants to starve Syrian grandmothers and siphon Syrian oil from the slit throats of dead Syrian school children to please their masters in Tel Aviv. It is not surprising for a nation who’s “Stop Funding Terrorists Act” fails after gaining only 13 supporters. The Christ Killers of the Synagogue of Satan want their Christian Zionist political puppets in America to continue training Islamic State to cut the heads off Syrian babies. Judeo-Wahhabi are not proficient, so they learn from the fathers of it.

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-06 07:13
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The Christ Killers of the Synagogue of Satan In case you wouldn’t knew, Jesus was sentenced to death by Roman governor of Judea (you know, the Pali occupied area) Pontius Pilatus. Jews used stoning as a death penalty, Romans most of the time used to hang but those seen as traitors were crucified. Roman records say he was sentenced to death for sedition. The Synagogue of Satan are the worshippers of the one Jesus prophetised the coming as a false prophet to be followed by many nations and he would be a wolf in sheep clothes that can be recognised… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-06 07:53
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I think you don’t get what the Yankees are looking for. Syrian oil or starving Syrian grannies, even removing Assad is not their goal! Things assuredly won’t improve until cretins won’t face reality rather ranting and vomiting on stuff their weak mind ain’t fit to understand. Usually, the Yanks end doing the right thing, but only after trying anything that doesn’t works… And they already did so. In fact, what they want is not abusive at all and, would Assad acts in a way all great politicians do which he lacks, that is elasticity… Actually, Assad could absolutely use his… Read more »

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2020-08-08 14:07
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Look what the Yanks are doing for their EU NATO allies against Turkey. They ordered EU to stop concentrating on Turkey in Libya. And concentrate on Egypt and partners. While it is not Egypt that tries confiscates the EU EEZ and Acquis. The Yanks and Turkey made war in Syria, caused migration to withdraw manpower from SAA. And then the US and Turkey send two whole armies, 700.000 men to the EU, to burden the EU social system, social coherence and create a potential 5th column. Additionally the Turks with US endorsement blackmailed the EU for 6 billion humanitarian war… Read more »

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2020-08-08 14:50
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Not for masters in Jerusalem. Israel serves US interests and its own. Israel has common economic interests with Egypt. Want gas exports to EU Israel is not interested to weaken Syria if it helps Turkey. All regard Turkey as a problem. Iran and Syria were the target of the US, Turkey and all their Gulf allies. This coalition is partly broken now. The US, Turkey and Quatar fight in Libya against UAE, KSA, Egypt and Russia. The price is terrestrial and maritime oil and gas plus the path for the MED pipeline to the EU. So Israel here stands together… Read more »