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A British TV crew went undercover into Syria. Foreign journalists have been forbidden to enter, which is one of the reasons why the brave Syrians' revolt has not received the foreign support it deserves and which makes it easier for President Obama, France and Britain to avoid providing worthwhile support. The overthrow of the Syrian regime, client state of Iran, dominater of Lebanon along with Iran's tool Hezbollah, would do more for US interests in the Middle East than all the other revolts in the Middle East that have turned illusions of Arab Spring into realities of Islamist Arab Winter. Watch it all. (HT: British blog Harry's Place)
After five minutes I could no longer take the narrator's drama. Seemed a cross between the Enquirer and the Guardian. I'm not unsympathetic of course, but when the telling of the 'story' is larger than the 'story' I lose interest.
Guys, this is silly. Just because the reporter doesn't keep a stone face, and neither would you is undercover witnessing what she did for weeks, and just because it's BBC, and it or the NYT isn't all "bad", you reject the video report. Pay attention to the facts presented, corroborated by all other news reports from every source.
Didn't say I rejected anything, Bruce. But as I've read/seen much of the corroboration you speak of I've no need to suffer the tedious dramatics of that particular presenter just to confirm what is well known, that Syria, for most there, is a hell-hole just now.
Saw your next comment in preview. No need to take this personally, Bruce. My commentary concerned the reporter and the editors of the film. Of course the video is worthy of posting as it is 'news' and it may, and hopefully will, have impact for those who haven't kept up on the situation in Syria.