Update On The Escalating Crisis In Syria

Update On The Escalating Crisis In Syria

Conflict in Syria: Lebanon is hit by deadly rocket fire, the EU ends its ban on arms to rebels, and Senator John McCain makes a surprise visit. Please join us to discuss the escalating crisis.

The bitter two year conflict in Syria may be widening. Yesterday four rockets were fired into a Lebanon town near its border with Syria. Three Lebanese border guards were killed by an unidentified gunman, and on Monday three Lebanese civilians were killed by rocket fire. The recent attack is thought to be related to Hezbollah support of the Syrian government. President Obama is evaluating a range of options including a no-fly zone over Syria. Senator John McCain, who secretly met with Syrian rebels over the weekend, is among those pushing for more direct U.S. action. Please join us to discuss fears of a widening crisis in Syria and what to do about it.

Guests

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya News Channel.

Aaron David Miller

vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and former U.S. Middle East adviser in Republican and Democratic administrations.

Ray Takeyh

senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he concentrates on Iran, Islamist movements, and Middle Eastern politics.

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