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-- from Syria today as president Bashar Asad desperately tries to maintain his grip on power.
While his own people are being slaughtered by his forces.
One of the worst reports we've heard involves an eleven year old boy who says he survived last week's massacre in how law.
The rest of his family among the more than 100 people died that day.
You'll see all the body but -- right here.
The little boy says soldiers came into his family home and shot his mother his siblings.
And shot him.
The only reason he survived to tell a story.
He says he played dead.
Soaking his close with his own brother's blood.
The tanks were shooting guns and soldiers came out and entered your house yes -- -- -- knock on the door expired at the -- And they entered.
What do they do once they entered -- The military winning MM mother was afraid because there are pointing their guns at her he would shooter he shot five bullets -- -- And they shot my brother won here than one it is back then I was covering myself.
He came and took the cover up technique any shot at me any came here he shot you know.
Yes but the shot -- close to me.
Did you get shrapnel from the bullet -- any part he was injured yes.
After they killed us I went like this.
And they still three television sets in a vacuum cleaner and a computer equipment -- I mean that's just that says it all.
They're murdering their own people are stealing from the families series government.
Is now -- -- responsibility for that massacre blaming it on anti government groups.
This after a year in which -- and says 101000.
Syrian people have been killed.
By this government.
What should be world be doing about this crisis what should we be doing.
John Bolton is the former US ambassador to patients.
And Fox News contributor been really looking forward to speaking with -- ambassador since the latest round of violence because.
You know I feel like you've been giving it to -- straight on Syria you you you are one person.
-- despite your you know political affiliations have been saying.
It's very messy -- the thought of going into Syria is very messy and we need to be careful before we.
You know call for that but but -- you look at that little boy.
And you look at this little girl we've been showing on the show who for us to become the face of of the problems over there at the massacres and the targets innocent children by this government.
And I think a lot of Americans say that's not good enough we need to do something.
Well these pictures are appalling and and the -- regime is carrying on in that long tradition of the aside family dictatorship and murdering its own people that the trouble is that the aside dictatorship doesn't have to worry about UN sanctions -- Violating coffee on and cease fire or.
Having its diplomats kept that get kicked out of the great capital's Western Europe as long as Russia and Iran and others.
Are protecting it giving it financial aid arming it.
And flying political cover for and that has been.
The main problem with our strategy we have not gone to Russia and Iran and basically said you can forget about.
With us unless you're prepared to take steps to stop this and and so as long as a side feels protected he's got to continue.
That's the -- union -- all these countries through their Syrian ambassadors out of their countries including the United States that that this week after this this massacre whole law.
Russia did not Russia's then you know that's one country that can influence.
Behavior in Syria and it is declined to pass Iran's another one but we don't we don't have diplomatic relations with them.
What should we be doing what could we realistically do with Russia to to make that upped the ante for Syria.
But you know it's even worse with Russia the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this week that those killings and who -- were not carried out by the government.
But by the opposition or at least it needed to be investigated.
That's the Syrian government line so the Russians are carrying a lot of water here.
I think the administration should should say you can forget that reset button and my issue.
Take steps to help us deal with this in a serious way stop arming the aside government.
Stop financing the aside government and I think we should say to Iran.
You can also forget about any negotiation over your nuclear weapons program you are a terror state you are -- -- another terrorist state in suppressing its own people.
And we're going to treat you accordingly.
The question I have for you is gonna -- -- -- for it answered my question is.
Why don't we why aren't we doing those things and general Jackie was on -- show the other day talking about perhaps Covert CIA apps there.
To help overthrow the regime -- to help those who are being oppressed.
And the question is why are we doing I want to take you back to what President Obama said after we.
Went into Libya not thousand people have been killed there.
And there'd been an exodus of the tens of thousands in Syria 101000.
People have been killed an exodus of almost 400000.
And we haven't gone in and we haven't been providing arms as far as we're being told.
Here's how President Obama talked about his decision.
To go into Libya and he was comparing it to the situation that it happened years earlier in Bosnia -- When people were being brutalized in Bosnia.
In the 1990s.
It took the international community more than a year to intervene with -- -- power to protect civilians.
It took us 31 days.
I was Libya different situation in Syria today.
Well that's the problem with the theory under which President Obama announced our intervention in Libya this so called responsibility to protect doctrine it sounds.
Very noble but trouble is it simply is rhetoric it doesn't.
A real justification -- basis.
To know when to intervene and so in this case in Syria where it's very complicated politically and very hard to do.
We don't know what the consequences of the intervention will be and I think that.
Is a significant point there is a risk here if the opposition prevails.
That they'll be a blood -- bloodbath against the ruling Al whites who support the aside family dictatorship.
I don't justify what the Al whites have done they've had their own blood bats before.
But we need to be careful that our weapons are used for that purpose.
It's it's so it's so messy and so many ways ambassador thank you so much for expertise.
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