Just after accepting a DuPont award for her reporting on Syria, Clarissa Ward, CBS News' foreign correspondent, updates the situation there and other Middle East news.
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Ms. Ward said some of the Syrian rebels said they allowed al-Qaeda-affiliated groups to come in because they got no support from the West & had no one else to turn to. How much is it that they actively turned to al-Qaeda, & how much is it that they don't have any way to keep them out?
Wondering what's happening to the Palestinians who have been kept in refugee camps for generations. They have no rights in Syria anyway, so are they still in the camps or have they fled as well?
It is commonly reported that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria in the past year. The United Nations seems disproportionally quiet on this matter. When handfuls of people die in Israel and the territories, the world screams genocide and the United Nations makes it top priority. Where is the outrage over Syria? Where is the United Nations? The Syrian civil war provides stark evidence that the United Nations is broken and corrupt.
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