Should the US Intervene in Syria?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Syrian children hold up Syria's pre-Baath national flag, adopted by the anti-regime uprising. (MARWAN NAAMANI/Getty)

On Monday Arab League representatives met with the United Nations Security Council to discuss a plan of action for Syria. More than 5,000 Syrians have been killed by government forces since protests against President Bashar Al-Assad began last March. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivered a strong message of support to the Syrian resistance the same day: "The longer the Assad regime continues its attacks on the Syrian people and stands in the way of a peaceful transition, the greater the concern that instability will escalate and spill over throughout the region."

Dr. Shadi Hamid is the Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center. He wrote a piece promoting foreign intervention in Syria in The Atlantic. Obeida Nahas, a member of the Syrian National Council that is meeting with the United Nations.

Guests:

Shadi Hamid and Obeida Nahas

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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2002 demands for intervention to topple a dictator and attacks against individual terrorists sparks an anti-war movement.
2012 demands for intervention to topple a dictator and and attacks against individual terrorists sparks nothing.

Why is there no consistency from progressives on foreign policy and doesn't this prove their "supposed" principles are fraudulent based on domestic politics?

The guest insults the sacrifice the US made in Iraq as a "western imperial imposition" and how dare a nation do something in its own interest while he asks for US involvement in Syria?

President Bush's actions created the first elections and democratic movement in Iraq which was intended to influence her neighbors and it has and that history is feverishly trying to be revised by those now concerned about their own patch of the middle-east and the media assists in distorting that recent history.

Jan. 31 2012 10:07 AM

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