Syria's Crackdown Continues Despite Monitors from the Arab League

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The United Nations estimates that more than 5000 people have been killed by the government of Syria in the past ten months. After the Assad regime agreed to pull tanks and troops out of cities and talk to the opposition, the Arab League sent a task force to the country last week to monitor progress. In Time magazine, Rania Abouzeid said that might be "mission impossible." We speak with Abouzeid and other about Syria's continued crackdown on dissent despite the presence of monitors from the Arab League. Where does that leave the UN and the US?

Credits

Guests:
Rania Abouzeid - freelance journalist - @RaniaAb, Jonathan Miller - Britain's Channel 4 News - @millerc4, Robert Danin - Council on Foreign Relations - @robertdanin, Shibley Telhami - University of Maryland - @ShibleyTelhami

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg