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June 13th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Syria's Cyberwarriors

Brooke Baldwin speaks with Jay Newton-Small of Time Magazine about U.S. aid to Syria's opposition. Dissidents are given training and camera equipment, along with other tech gadgets, to get their story out to the world.

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  1. bernard lemieux

    The situation in Syria is getting hopeless. It's clear by now that president Hassad's days in power are numbered. He no longer has the credibilty and the moral authority to govern. He will have to relinquish power volontarily or forcefully. He must go and it has to happen quickly. If the situation degenerates into a secterian/ethnic civil war, millions will dye, not thousands. Military intervention by western powers is unnessary and would only exacerbate the situation. They would suffer thousands of casualties as Syria still has a powerful military. Further, it would entice other "bad actors" from the region to join the fight. The United States should remain an interested partner but distant and detached from this situation. Syria has it's own friends, Russia and China. They are key to the solution. Their past record on human rights is less than stellar but now they have a chance to improve their immage and prestige on the international sceene. They have to tell president Hassad that they will not support him any longer and he must go and be replaced by a new president. The most expedient way to do this is to to have the existing government members vote in a new president from within their ranks for one year as head of a "care taker" government. The person with the most votes wins. Governmental experience is a requisite. Secondly, institute a national reconciliation commission composed from a representative from all secterian,ethnic, religeous communities, members of the national concil to interract with the interim president on how to ease tentions between communities and stabilise the country. A new government would be elected a year later by all the poeple of Syria. Hurry, there is very little precious time to save Syria!!!!

    June 20, 2012 at 10:13 am |

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