By Garrison S. Murphy ’15 The Roundup It would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t heard about the escalating conflict in Syria. Syria’s current president Bashar al-Assad’s regime allegedly used chemical warheads, against Syrian citizens Aug. 21 in an effort to eliminate rebel forces The result was horrifying — at least 1,300 individuals were […]
- by Roundup
- December 22, 2011
By Jack Macias ’14
Amid huge publicity surrounding the brutal government crackdown on Syrian protesters, the president recently met the American media with comments that are highly controversial.
President Bashar al-Assad claims that the recent violence in his country Syria is in the manner in which he has no control over. According to him, “I’m president. I don’t own the country. So they are not my forces.”