Democracy Now!   March 15, 2013

Rim Turkmani, member of the Syrian Civil Democratic Alliance. She is in New York meeting with Security Council members discussing possible political solutions to the situation in Syria.
TRANSCRIPT | (click on the word TRANSCRIPT for the video and full story.)

Today marks the second anniversary of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people and created at least one million refugees. We’re joined by Rim Turkmani, an astrophysicist and member of the Syrian Civil Democratic Alliance who’s in New York meeting with Security Council members discussing possible political solutions to the situation in Syria. Turkmani warns that Syrian voices for nonviolence are being ignored as foreign actors on both sides fuel an armed conflict. “There’s systematic efforts to marginalize people like us inside Syria and focus only on the armed rebels. And they are the ones now who are stealing all the headlines,” Turkmani says. “Why? Because, yes, there are certain actors, regional and international, who see this as proxy wars, and it’s an opportunity to fight their international opponents. It’s a struggle over Syria, over power, and the Syrians are falling victims to that.”
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  1. Terry Burke March 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Is it good media practice to only pick the paragraph that fits your analysis? You did not post most of the article, ignoring even her first sentence – “… the uprising started as a nonviolent uprising; however, because of the extreme violence, you know, the way the regime responded to this uprising, things developed very quickly into a very violent movement.” She clearly blames the regime for the uprising becoming violent.

  2. wammtoday March 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I see what the problem is. I published the summary, but if you click on the word transcript you get the video and all. Some things have changed in how the posting works.on this post.

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