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Deb Amos on Syria

Monday, August 06, 2012

Residents of the Syrian village of Treimsa gather around the vehicles of UN observers upon their arrival to investigate an attack on the village. (Getty)

Deborah Amos, who covers the Middle East for NPR News, discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Comments [4]

rose-ellen from jackson hts.

Calling this a civil war is like calling the holocaust a civil war as that has been the narrative of the media and too many politicians from day one of this peoples uprising against a police state dictatorship.Funny how syria, once labeled part of the axis of evil, when the people themselves rise up against this regime-the right,left and center mass media keeep coming up with reasons to support it or stand by as torture and murder of men women and children goes on for over a year now. this devil you know attitude shows that our concern is not with human rights or freedom and that when it comes to a virtual holocaust of arabs we are icomplicit.This- but he's good to the christians -is no different then good germans silence .The banality of evil permeates the media today regarding this holocaust taking place before our eyes in syria.

Aug. 06 2012 11:40 AM
Harlmer from NYC

What does this ongoing conflict mean for Israel? Will the U.S. have to step in to protect the country?

Aug. 06 2012 11:21 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

20,000+ dead in Syria.

Where are the "anti-war" activists demonstrating across from the Syrian consulate?

Is it "counter revolutionary" to oppose genocide when perpetrated by Islamists?

Aug. 06 2012 11:18 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

"Many Syrian opposition leaders complain the U.S. hasn't done enough ..... compared to the efforts of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Rebel leaders say the U.S. could have pressed for a more concerted campaign to close down air and sea routes that resupply Assad forces. U.S. officials acknowledge the limitations come from the Obama administration's unwillingness to get entangled in the conflict. "If they think this is an achievement, then they shoud know this is weak and inadequate support," said Louay Mokdad, a logistics coordinator for the Free Syrian Army." (WSJ July 23, front page)

When Syria eventually falls, Barry Obama will actually have the chutzpah to take credit for it and his re-election propaganda team will chalk this up as another "achievement"….. and the mainstream media/Obama Public Radio will cooperate with the deception. And Alice thought SHE was in Wonderland.

Aug. 06 2012 09:50 AM

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