Christiane speaks with Gen. Salim Idriss, the Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army.
On AMANPOUR. today, we will focus on J Street, a new Jewish American lobbying group, that is for the first time openly challenging the legendarily all-powerful AIPAC – and seeking to change the way Washington deals with Israel. Will this group fundamentally shift the dialogue about U.S. policy in the Middle East? Or will it drift to the margins and become irrelevant? That’s not the only topic we are looking at today. Here are some perspectives on some other news in the headlines.
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AFGHANISTAN – Has U.S. President Obama settled on a new strategy for Afghanistan?
- Sources tell CNN President Obama will announce new strategy and troop levels after Thanksgiving Holiday in the U.S., which is next Thursday
- Announcement will follow yesterday’s inauguration of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kabul for a second five year term
- Karzai saying he wants Afghan security forces to take the lead in security within five years
- Violence continues, with a suicide bombing in far west of Afghanistan killing at least 13 and wounding many others, including children
QUESTION: Will President Obama announce an exit strategy from Afghanistan at the same time as he makes announcement on troop levels? FULL POST
Emotional discussions were exchanged regarding the powerful talk Joseph Sebarenzi shared with Christiane Amanpour. The Rwandan genocide that killed Sebarenzi’s entire family, 800,000 other Tutsis and put Sebarenzi on the path to become a member of parliament and a specialist on conflict resolution caused sympathy among all viewers. “Forgive and forget” was the common phrase used by many and debate around the history of this genocide was present:
Below, you will see some opinions from viewers like yourself.
That would be good news, provided he now works for the good of Rwanda, and not for the Tutsis or the Hutus or anyone else. For he has been elected a a Member of the Rwandan Parliament. And at the same time, he will also need to be aware that the national interest of Rwanda will be best served through meaningful cooperation with the international community, including Rwanda's African neighbours, provided that cooperation is mutual, benefits the people and the nation's resources (now and in the future), helps the cause of good governance, and enhances the dignity, self-respect and sense of humanity of the citizens of Rwanda. FULL POST