The Debate

Syria crackdown: how far will Assad go?

When does a crackdown become a massacre? It seems that a line has been crossed in the Syrian city of Hama, where rights groups say over 140 people have lost their lives since Sunday. Laura Baines asks her panel what, if anything, diplomacy can do.

  • Nadim HOURY. Director of the Human Rights Watch Beirut office, Senior researcher on Syria and Lebanon (from Beirut);
  • Joshua LANDIS. Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma (from Norman, Oklahoma);
  • Patrick SEALE. Journalist and author of "The struggle for Arab independence" (from Fayence, France);
  • Majd EID. Syrian Activist.

Watch the second part here.

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