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Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Syria: A Red Line is Crossed


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A woman holds a Syrian flag during a demonstration against British military involvement in Syria in London on August 28, 2013.
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A woman holds a Syrian flag during a demonstration against British military involvement in Syria in London on August 28, 2013.

President Obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a "red line" for the U.S. With banned chemical weapons purportedly unleashed on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus last week, a U.S. intervention in Syria seems unavoidable. We'll ask our experts what the next steps are for the U.S and Syria. And we want to hear from you: Should the U.S. intervene militarily in Syria?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Amr Al-Azm, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology, Shawnee State University
  • Andranik Migranyan, director, the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation
  • Anja Manuel, lecturer at the International Policy Studies Program at Stanford University; partner at the strategic consulting firm Rice Hadley Group LLC; and former U.S. State Department staff
  • Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; and author of "Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the U.N. Defy U.S. Power", and "Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism"

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