In this discussion I asked Ambassador Ryan Crocker about establishing a No-Fly-Zone in Syria in order to provide a safe haven for Syrian civilians. I believe the United States is responsible for protecting civilian lives, stopping Assad from killing his own people and creating the necessary conditions for a peaceful transition to Democracy in Syria.
What Syrian-Americans think of President Obama’s policy towards the Syrian Revolution after two years of the uprising; and what role they want to play regarding future relations between Washington and Damascus.
Guests: Oula Abdulhamid, Mouhanad Abdulhamid, Omar Al-Muqdad, Hayvi Bouzo, Dlshad Othman, Rami Nakhla, Aya Zerikly, Sirwan Kajjo and others.
We quickly assembled a production crew to cover this most pressing news story within the Arab Spring by interviewing both Syrian activists, Oula Alrifai (Abdulhamid) and her Stepfather, Ammar Abdulhamid. Both Oula and Ammar work tirelessly to spread awareness about the oppressive Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. The support by Syrians in the US and the international community more broadly is a critical part in the movement for change in Syria. Our Producer and Guest Host, Erica Woods stepped in to host and produce this episode.
Oula Abdulhamid, activist and dissident from Syria.
Ammar Abdulhamid is a Syrian-born human rights activist, dissident, and founder of the Tharwa Foundation.