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Syrian Doctors In San Diego Launch Relief Effort

Evening Edition

Aired 9/10/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Dr. Alma Harb, Physician, UC San Diego Health System

Tom Reifer, Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego

Transcript

Events are changing rapidly surrounding the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.

Today, Syrian officials said they agree with a proposal to surrender their chemical weapons. Tonight, President Barack Obama will address the nation regarding these new developments and his belief the U.S. should be prepared to respond against Syria.

This crisis stems from evidence that the government of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons last month, killing more than 1,400 men, women and children.

But, people who have been watching the conflict in Syria point out that the cost in human life and suffering in Syria far exceeds the victims of chemical weapons.

The United Nations estimates that more than 100,000 people have died in two years of civil war in Syria — and it's the humanitarian side of the crisis we focus on today.

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MarkB1 | September 10, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

I see where a lot of you expat Syrians want the U.S. to launch missiles and conduct war against Syria. How many of you want your kids, 18-20 years old, to drop out of college, give up their jobs, and join the U. S. military? In this country, that means boys and girls.
How many of your children want to join the Army or Marines and fight with the U.S.???
Until you say yes, I hope you will shut up and yeah, just shut up. Ok?

Because, don't come to this country, demand all the benefits, and then just hope your kids don't have to sacrifice, ok?

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