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Syria / Crackdown / A Discussion #995900

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on moves by President Obama's administration to consider war crimes against Syrian President Bashir al-Assad introduced; YouTube video of a protest in Homa that turned to killing, from the Turkey-Syria border, the abandoned streets, protesters trapped in an alley in Homa. [For the BBC, Syrian SPOKESWOMAN - says the people are fleeing from armed groups massacring people--not from the army; talks about the refugees "visiting their mum."] The propaganda lies from the regime recounted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami and human rights activist Wissam Tarif about Syria; inset video of fighting in Syria shown. [AJAMI - comments on the moment of reckoning for the Obama administration after long supporting Assad, how important it is for Bashir to be recognized as a criminal.] [At The Hague, TARIF - comments on the crimes committed by the Syrian government, the actions by the security forces, how no one is talking about "reform" anymore, why the people keep protesting: freedom.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:11:10

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