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In the last hour conversation on the civil war in Siri -- I was interrupted -- we were talking to guess who waited a long time to talk to his name is Stephen Starr he's back with -- he's a journalist that spent years in Syria and Stephen we apologize in times.
-- technical difficulties happened so thanks for staying with us.
Those -- you had mentioned to US that.
The lines are not so easily divided Syria among the people on the ground that -- -- still a group of people.
That support aside that would -- it had him in power they don't want this -- be happening.
On their -- if you were asked by a senior administration official.
But -- from the United States what should our role be in Syria.
What would you tell them.
It's very very different question -- that that that's not gonna happen I mean journalists.
You know I think I think going in half -- with this idea dots the US and and other countries are.
-- this -- revels with non lethal aid and it's looking vote.
-- getting flak jackets.
Armored vehicles -- not guns and not weapons I think this is you know this this is kind of how it's gonna fall between two stools and a sense that you're not -- helping the revolution giving a certain protection.
A with the rebels and crying out for since almost day one all right -- -- -- -- -- -- revolution -- destroys.
Is that they want weapons sounds you know this is there a reason they can do you waited they can defeat the -- is superior -- -- Goldman's military and you know they -- gone through on Sunday -- weapons I'm not saying that this is what -- -- into -- -- think the US is quite right to be.
-- quite the suspect it will what something's seriously very very -- -- -- a country -- a number of kind of do you strategic strategic levels and even in turn leaving you know the population is -- divided over who support -- opposed of the of the revolution.
You know it's it's very difficult to say because he -- -- did the US Security Council is blocking any great moves in terms of greater.
International ministry intervention right in the conflict.
You know I think a simple threats -- the Syrian regime that if you're if you're aircraft fly than to be shot down.
-- this for for the most part to what I don't understand at least is that the greatest fear amongst frozen surname on civilians in Syria.
Is that his -- of Goldman pains indiscriminately dropping bombs.
Do you think a lot of incidents I know Larry Jones would be receiving giving a no fly zone because we just showed that some lawmakers are suggesting that now a no fly zone.
Over Syria should happen as -- next step you're saying that.
That that might be something that should be considered.
You know I'm I'm not seeing what's traditional -- and I don't propose the kind of -- advice put.
In pieces and and I've this is perhaps an option that that crude that it could work and props it's the best of a string of very you know not very good options that is an -- to the international community and two years of possibility.
Consumer food dollar citizens in the tens of of the thousands we don't know exactly how money.
I think it would if you know this is there are no good options in Syria for international community leaders there's a bond auction -- option I think doing a thing.
Is the worst option right now we know the Syrian regime will carry on what it's doing for as long kind.
It you know it doesn't discriminate between civilians and bread lines and -- -- -- cones.
If you bomb left right and center will destroy every city in population center in the country.
It doesn't care you know -- if you've -- to the Syrian regime will destroy the country.
It yeah it's a case of you know before going down we're taking -- -- Syria with us with taking the security of Israel.
We're thinking of committing just a good deal of of them and on next -- annals of Iraq so scary so practicing -- that are.
For sure Stephen there's never enough time really appreciate you sticking with us and and thank you for all your work will continue to fine thank you.
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