Syria to Foreign Troops: Stay Out

As a new burst of violence shakes Syria, leaving at least 30 dead across the nation, the government said it “absolutely rejects” a plan to send Arab troops into the nation. If “foreign” troops enter Syria, Assad’s regime promised to confront the trespassers. President Obama said Tuesday that the violence is “unacceptable” and the Syrian regime must step aside immediately. As if the situation weren’t bad enough, the U.S. said there are “strong” signs that Iran is giving Syria weapons. In the last 10 months, 5,000 people have reportedly been killed in Assad’s brutal crackdown, but a more staggering 400 people have allegedly been killed in the last three weeks alone.