Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Some new information on the deadly bomb attack in Syria's capital the blast ripped through the national security building in Damascus.
During a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior security officers.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying today it appears Syria is rapidly spinning out of control.
Ambassador Richard Williamson is a former US ambassador to the UN Security Council he is now a foreign policy advisor for governor Mitt Romney.
Doesn't appear do you look mr.
ambassador that the Defense Secretary is right I mean is Bashar Assad losing control of the situation in that country.
Well he hasn't lost control but the violence is continuing -- more endangered.
There's an inevitable tipping point we're gonna reach.
-- unfortunately the US has -- on the sidelines wait too long.
People have now been killed.
But you know there are those who say that you don't really know.
Who the good guys are who the bad guys are just because somebody is anti Bashar Assad doesn't necessarily make -- a good guy in that country.
Yeah that's an excellent point in that.
I'd like to make two comments.
In April in a year ago fifteen months ago.
Can be a thirteen year old boy was -- a demonstration two weeks later he was dropped -- his parents' doorstep wrapped in plastic and a blanket.
His body was mutilated from head to toe he was body was burned his genitals were cut off and put in his mouth.
This dead boy it was a signal of how strong.
-- -- Al Assad would go to try to hold on to power.
Yet the US has lagged behind.
Governor Romney called for working with the opposition.
Tried to help the moderate factions arming them.
And we've begun to do some of that the last month or so.
But during the up preceding sixteen months.
70000 innocents have died the turmoil -- become greater.
And the instability in the region is just accentuated.
Some of the western governments -- and cheaply by Britain as I understand it wanted to put forward a resolution of the UN today.
Invoking sanctions more sanctions on Syria because.
What -- out regime is doing its own people that vote has now been delayed in the UN.
Is that body powerless to do anything.
Well I believe the US should cooperate collaborate coordinate with the others we should engage.
But we also should be realistic about the limits including the limits of the Security Council.
Moscow's last Arab allies.
In the Middle East is -- -- -- side.
They've obstructed any efforts to be robust they continued to do.
The resolution that's pending is I understand it calls for an extension.
Of the 300 peacekeeper.
Excuse me how's that work so far.
Is he calls for 45 more days for Kofi Annan it's peace effort.
How's that work so far and then says under chapter seven so in some future date you could be more robust.
The fact is that -- Russian government sees it in their interest to stay.
With this year Al -- as long as possible.
He itself feckless in this situation.
It's had its activity -- no productivity.
It's an average try to show you doing something.
When there's no results in the ground in more innocents die ambassador Richard Williams and it's an awful situation.
Thank you terrible -- -- you.
Filter by section