The "demonstrators" are being backed by Western governments in a shameful attempt to destabilize Syria and open it up to Israeli exploitation. Read more:
Syria accuses Obama of meddling in its affairs
Syria accused the United States of meddling on Friday after President Barack Obama said that the Syrian president should lead his country to democracy or “get out of the way.”
Syria’s official news agency said Mr. Obama’s speech amounted to “incitement.”
The comments by the U.S. president on Thursday were his most direct warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose regime is trying to crush a popular revolt.
“Obama’s speech confirms the reality of American intervention in the internal affairs of the region’s countries, including Syria,” the statement said.