Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talked with Cenk Uygur about how President Obama should handle early evidence that Syria may have used chemicals weapons. Wilkerson suggests the chemical weapons may have been a false flag by Israel to spur America into war with Syria.
Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, tells Current TV’s John Fugelsang how children are suffering as civil war rages on in Syria. “If you think about children watching parents die, watching their brothers and sisters die, being tortured — that’s trauma that’s going to be there for a very long time,” Miles says.
After being held captive in Syria for 5 days, NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel and two other journalists are free. Engel described the experience on camera this morning.
For more on Engel’s capture and escape, watch “The Young Turks” TONIGHT at 7E/4P on Current TV.
The situation is increasingly dire in Syria, yet the UN and the rest of the world remain unconcerned. As if domestic issues matter more than the draconian slaughter of innocent women and children. Sickening.
With Syria on the brink of civil war and a dictator committing atrocities against his own population, why has a coalition not gathered to intervene? Do you think Al-Assad’s links to the Iranian regime, or the lack of Syrian oil fields has anything to do with Western inaction? Discuss and spread the word!!