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Syria / Crackdown / Massacres #1023130

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Amman: Allen Pizzey) A new massacre in Syria featured; scenes shown of slain civilians shot execution style in the east, of the Houla massacre and shelling. A statement from U.N. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood† about this appalling act quoted. [U.N.'s Kofi ANNAN - hopes for a democratic solution and an end to the killing.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The US military options in Syria introduced.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) The Republican criticism of President Obama's Syria policy examined; details given of questions of what would come next if President Bashir al-Assad were to be ousted. [In interview, Representative Mike ROGERS - opposes arming the rebels and we should have been engaged earlier.] [March 5, Senator John McCAIN, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - offer views on what to do in Syria.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley; White House: Norah O'Donnell) The White House opposition to arming an opposition that is not unified and whether the president is engaging Russia on Syria discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Pizzey, Allen;
Cordes, Nancy;
O'Donnell, Norah

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