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September 9th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Marco Rubio: "It's gotten harder, but we should still try" to arm Syrian rebels

President Obama tells CNN that the United States must keep up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but he's leaving the door open to averting a strike.

Obama: Russia proposal for Syria 'positive development' - if it's real

Secretary of State John Kerry provided a new possibility of a diplomatic deal when asked whether there was anything al-Assad's government could do or offer that would stop an attack, Kerry said that al-Assad "could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week."

Kerry then tried to walk that proposal back, saying it was rhetorical. But France, Russia and Syria all jumped on it, and it's gaining a lot of momentum.

Assad also appeared on television - defiant, warning America of retaliation if there's a strike.

OutFront: Florida Senator Marco Rubio.


Filed under: News • Politics • Syria
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  1. gtheresab

    Dear Ms. Burnett,

    An amazing, blessed, and very Happy Monday to you, Erin! πŸ™‚ Hope you had a nice, great, and relaxing weekend! You looked very beautiful and glowing tonight (as always)! πŸ™‚ Erin: ever since this Syria situation arose with our President Barack Obama, this particular question had been on our curious minds! And today, our question was answered by our Number One news team: CNN! πŸ™‚ We had been wondering where was our beloved and former Secretary of State, Ms. Hillary Clinton–and what were her thoughts on the Syria crisis? And what advice and remedies would she give to her dear and close friend, President Obama? We also wondered if she was told to remain quiet; or, did she wait till the time was ready to intervene with her presence! Yes–as we figured–she agreed with President Obama about the strike proposal on Syria! We have always loved, admired, and had the greatest respect for Ms. Clinton! πŸ™‚ She was awesome in her job as Secretary of State for our country. πŸ™‚ May God watch over her always. Erin . . . all the best wishes, blessings, prayers, and hugs to your family. We wish y'all a terrific, blessed, and very Happy Monday evening; take care, and God bless; we love you-all! πŸ™‚ You-all are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

    With Our Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
    Kathryn, Gretchen, Jon, and Lloyd Brinker
    Metairie/New Orleans, Louisiana

    September 10, 2013 at 12:51 am | Reply
  2. gtheresab

    Dear Ms. Burnett,

    An amazing, blessed, and very Happy Monday to you, Erin! πŸ™‚ Hope you had a nice, great, and relaxing weekend! You looked very beautiful and glowing tonight (as always)! πŸ™‚ Erin: ever since this Syria situation arose with our President Barack Obama, this particular question had been on our curious minds! And today, our question was answered by our Number One news team: CNN! πŸ™‚ We had been wondering where was our beloved and former Secretary of State, Ms. Hillary Clinton–and what were her thoughts on the Syria crisis? And what advice and remedies would she give to her dear and close friend, President Obama? We also wondered if she was told to remain quiet; or, did she wait till the time was ready to intervene with her presence! Yes–as we figured–she agree with President Obama about the strike proposal on Syria! We have always loved, admired, and had the greatest respect for Ms. Clinton! πŸ™‚ She was awesome in her job as Secretary of State for our country. πŸ™‚ May God watch over her always. Erin . . . all the best wishes, blessings, prayers, and hugs to your family. We wish y'all a terrific, blessed, and very Happy Monday evening; take care, and God bless; we love you-all! πŸ™‚ You-all are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

    With Our Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
    Kathryn, Gretchen, Jon, and Lloyd Brinker
    Metairie/New Orleans, Louisiana

    September 10, 2013 at 12:40 am | Reply

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