David Sanger's Guide to the History of Syria

Thursday, February 09, 2012

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

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and contributor to WQXR's The Washington Report, explores the history of Syria from the Ottoman Empire to the present day dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. At a time where civilians are under attack by Assad's oppressive regime, Sanger explains the president's rise to power and his family's 40-year reign. He goes in-depth about the complicated relationship with Israel and Syria's ties to Hezbollah.

Sarab Al-Jijakli is the co-founder of the National Alliance of Syria, a pro-democracy group.

Guests:

Sarab Al-Jijakli and David Sanger

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

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Like in Egypt and Libya the phase "pro-Democracy" is tossed around freely by our hosts in regard to the Syrian uprising without a close look at what is meant by that to those on the ground in those nations.
This is another example of where the media deliberately adverts its eyes from unpleasant things that do not conform to their political narrative.

Feb. 09 2012 10:07 AM

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