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How to stop al Qaeda in Syria

August 2nd, 2012
05:54 PM ET

By Samuel Burke

In April, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said that the longer violence festers in Syria, the greater the danger is of bad actors stepping in. Now, the Obama administration is concerned with growing reports of al Qaeda, its offshoots and other Jihadists flooding into Syria.

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, Daniel Benjamin, echoed what Bill Clinton said months ago.

“Whenever you have a case of civil strife and instability, as you have in Syria, it makes it extremely attractive to extremists who want to use this opportunity for more chaos and advance their cause,” he said.

Benjamin told Amanpour that these types of individuals are indeed already in Syria, including al Qaeda fighters. FULL POST

Why we love the water

August 2nd, 2012
11:32 AM ET

You don’t have to be an Olympian, or even a competitor to love swimming. Journalist Lynn Sherr discusses her new book about why we love the water and what it does for our mind and body.

CNN’s Juliet Fuisz produced this piece for television.


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Political crackdown in Russia

August 2nd, 2012
10:43 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour discusses dissent in Russia with Andranik Migranyan who knows President Putin well and has held prominent government positions in Russia.


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