Syria next on Europe's invasion list?

Assertive comments confirm intervention 'distinct possibility'

Posted: April 18, 2011
8:33 pm Eastern
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The European Union might intervene militarily to halt violent clashes between protesters and the governments of Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, according to one official, Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin reports

Hungarian Deputy Foreign Minister Zsolt Nemeth has warned of a Libyan-style military intervention as a "distinct possibility" unless these regimes stop the killings and repression of demonstrators and "[clean] up their acts."

Security forces reportedly have killed some 23 people Bahrain, 122 in Syria and 63 in Yemen.

At a recent European Parliament meeting, Nemeth said that the parliament had been discussing countries "where there are authoritarian regimes which are also playing with fire, and where there is a risk of intervention."

"I think we have sent out a very clear and important signal that came from the (EU) high representative (Catherine Ashton) and that is a very crucial message to these three countries," Nemeth said. "They know that in Libya and also in the Ivory Coast there have been military interventions and that's always a possibility."

Nemeth pointed to an evolving approach by Europeans as shaping a "very clear philosophy under the motto of 'the responsibility to protect' and that should be a warning sign to Yemen, Bahrain and indeed to all of those countries which maintain authoritarian regimes."

Ashton's spokesman, Michael Mann, later said that Nemeth's "nuanced" words shouldn't be seen as aggressive. Nevertheless, they echoes recent comments by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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