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Jay Carney's newest warning to Syria on violence

Jay Carney statement on Syria, as provided by Jay Carney

We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence and mass arrests in response to ongoing demonstrations. We again salute the courage of Syrian protestors for insisting on their right to express themselves and we regret the loss of life on all sides. 

Over the past two weeks, it has been made abundantly clear that the Syrian government’s security crackdown will not restore stability and will not stop the demands for change in Syria. It is also clear that false reform announcements, such as ending the emergency law but then expanding the scope of arrests without even the pretense of judicial warrants, also do not satisfy the demand for change in Syria. jay Carney ponders 5-3-11

The Syrian government continues to follow the lead of its Iranian ally in resorting to brute force and flagrant violations of human rights in suppressing peaceful protests. 

The United States and the international community will adjust their relations with Syria according to the concrete actions undertaken by the Syrian government. 

On April 29, the president signed an executive order imposing sanctions against senior Syrian officials and other Syrian and Iranian government entities responsible for human rights abuses, including the use of violence against civilians and the commission of other abuses.  These sanctions are in addition to those the United States maintains pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and Executive Orders 13338, 13399 and 13460, as a part of the national emergency with respect to Syria.

The United States believes that Syria’s deplorable actions toward its people warrant a strong international response. Absent significant change in the Syrian government’s current approach, including an end to the government’s killing of protestors and to the arrest and harassment campaigns of protestors and activists, coupled with a genuine political reform process responsive to the demands of the Syrian people, the United States and its international partners will take additional steps to make clear our strong opposition to the Syrian government’s treatment of its people. 

In this context, the United States welcomes today’s decision by the European Union to impose sanctions on Syrian regime officials responsible for human rights abuses in Syria.     ####

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From: Rodney Inefuku []
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:39 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: "Obviously a fake" he says...

Please watch this video... the person talking in the video takes you step-by-step on how he retrieved the birth certificate document from the White House website, and analyzes it with Adobe Illustrator.

Here again is the White House website... I checked. The birth certificate is still there.

If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can try duplicating the video's steps. If you're not an Adobe Illustrator user but you know someone who is, ask him to look at the birth certificate. Even If you don't have Adobe Illustrator, you can see things that would create doubts. It did me. Just blow up the birth certificate magnification from 147% to 800% using the menu right above the document and navigate around the document to see if you see if you come across anything out of the ordinary. Four things I saw:
- The serial number on the top right of the birth certificate document... the "1" on the right is not the same as the other "1"s in the serial number. It's more "blockish"... in the graphical sense. Video showed this as part of "layering".
- In block 5b, the "M." in "P.M." is very "blockish"... so visually unlike the "7:24 P" which it's suppose to be a part of.
- In blocks 11 and 13, the first character of the words in the blocks are "blockish" like the "1" in the serial number... unlike the other characters in the word (name).... in the graphical sense.
- In block 20, the number "1" in "1961" is a distinct different shade from the other letter/number characters in the date. Video showed this as part of "layering".

The White House may not have known about their birth certificate document when they first posted it, but it's been awhile now... I'm sure they know now. Yet, no backtracking on their part... no replacing... no withdrawing. What does this mean? The plot thickens.......

Whatever, Mary


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