The US Weighs Options against Syria

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The United States Weighs Options against SyriaProtesters in Libya have help from the US and other countries, but those in Syria are on their own against another regime that's willing to kill its own people. Despite international outrage, Syria's use of tanks and guns against political protesters is likely to keep President Bashar Assad in power. What does that reveal about diplomatic realities in the Middle East?  Does the Obama Administration have a consistent policy?  

Photo: Syrians protesters in the city of Banias hold a sign that reads "The first results in lifting the state of emergency is over 100 deaths" on April 26, 2011. Photo: -/AFP/Getty Images