After U.N. vote, U.S. floats coalition on Syria
Published 02/06/2012, The Jamestown Sun
BEIRUT — The United States proposed an international coalition to support Syria’s opposition Sunday after Russia and China blocked a U.N. attempt to end nearly 11 months of bloodshed, raising fears that violence will escalate. Rebel soldiers said force was now the only way to oust President Bashar Assad, while the regime vowed to press its military crackdown.Word count: 1220
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