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Views On The News: Syria

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Views On The News: Syria

In this new programme, a group of volunteers reflect on the conflict in Syria. Focussing on the arguments for and against Western intervention, blogger and commentator on the Middle East Karl Sharro answers critical questions with great insight. As the demand that ‘something must be done’ intensifies, Karl provides us with the understanding and principles needed to keep a cool head and examine what’s really going on.

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Andrew said:

This is brilliant insight on what’s happening in Syria at the moment. A lot of people were skeptical about western intervention because of what has happened in places like Iraq. However, I find it difficult to say that the west shouldn’t intervene after the massacres of many innocent men,women and children.

Carol said:

Very informative. Has answered a lot questions I had floating around in my head. To be honest, I don’t understand everything Karl spoke about, but I think this is the sort of programme that I can watch many times and each time I’ll understand a bit more…which is a good thing.

Kayla said:

How refreshing is this! All the volunteers raise questions that are on all our minds and Karl does such a good job in getting to the heart of each issues raised. It has left me with more questions, like what is the line for journalists who wants to seek and write about the truth with opinions. Do they just have to be a blank slate, no, as where would the anaylsis be? But on the other hand agree that a lot of journalism is weighted with so much assumptions and their own take on things. How do we do this?

Sarah Kelly said:

Very professional format again-well done WORLDbytes, on content it raises ever more questions for me- I want to know why and how- like the Spanish Civil war example at the end- we can’t reinvent a true internationalism- I’m not old but even writing that I feel old fashioned.

Zara Trinstan said:

I found this really informative and will re-think my emotional response to the horrors we keep seeing- but it will be hard to do.

John O said:

very watchable and informed- found the point on anthropology compelling as this is rarely said ie universalism versus particularism but thats not a justification for intervention or the ‘responsibility to protect’ idea which wreaks of paternalism.

Ishtar A said:

Some of those questions completely ignore the wishes and capabilities of the Syrian people to try to shape and control their own destiny. Is it something they put in the water in Western countries?