BERLIN — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the Obama administration has been considering new steps to increase support for the Syrian opposition and hasten the departure of President Bashar al-Assad and that some of them would be decided at an international conference in Rome this week.

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We are determined that the Syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind wondering where the support is or if it’s coming,” Mr. Kerry said at a news conference in London. “And we are determined to change the calculation on the ground for President Assad.”

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The rest of the story:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/world/middleeast/Syria.html?_r=0

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Obviously Syria does not pose a threat to the USA, so could it be because John Kerry has very large stock holdings in the military industrial complex?  Or perhaps the Obama regime is unhappy that not enough people are being killed.?  More likely it is because wars empower the State and these people are statists to the core.