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Clinton says ‘there could be a civil war’ in Syria

Posted By admin On November 19, 2011 @ 4:28 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
November 19, 2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Friday of the possibility of a civil war in Syria that either is directed or influenced by Syrian army defectors.

“I think there could be a civil war with a very determined and well-armed and eventually well-financed opposition that is, if not directed by, certainly influenced by defectors from the army,” Clinton told the US network NBC.

“We’re already seeing that, something that we hate to see because we are in favor of a peaceful… protest and non-violent opposition,” the chief US diplomat said.

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that an attack like the one on a Syrian intelligence base by army defectors — who have formed the Free Syria Army – could lead the country into a civil war.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/18/clinton-says-there-could-be-a-civil-war-in-syria/

[2] Russia likens Syria attack to ‘real civil war’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-likens-syria-attack-to-real-civil-war.html

[3] Clinton says Russia is sending gunships to Syria, could escalate conflict ‘quite dramatically’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/clinton-says-russia-is-sending-gunships-to-syria-could-escalate-conflict-quite-dramatically.html

[4] UN: Syria now in full-scale civil war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-syria-now-in-full-scale-civil-war.html

[5] Russia never changed position on Syria – Foreign Ministry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-never-changed-position-on-syria-%e2%80%93-foreign-ministry.html

[6] ‘US doesn’t need UN to oust Assad’ – Clinton: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98us-doesn%e2%80%99t-need-un-to-oust-assad%e2%80%99-clinton.html

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