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What it's like face to face with Assad

July 7th, 2012
07:47 PM ET

The latest edition of Amanpour is online: Part 1 Mexico's presumed president Can Enrique Peña Nieto save Mexico? Christiane Amanpour speaks Mexico's presumed president-elect. Part 2: Impressions of Bashar al-Assad Utku Cakirozer, a Turkish journalist who just interviewed Bashar al-Assad, gives his impressions of the embattled leader.

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Impressions of Bashar al-Assad


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  1. kofi

    is up to the world

    July 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  2. Patrick

    This guy must be brought to book for the killing of innocent women and children he claimed to be their leader.

    July 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • Paul Okudo

      He should be brought to justice or assassinated if possible. Both are necessary but the later more urgent to stop the bloodshed. We could be dealing with a psychopathetic British trained doctor who needs help but out of reach. My guess is things will remain on hold untill US elections are over, by which time he will have no citizenry to lead.

      July 8, 2012 at 3:38 am | Reply
      • Ronnie

        So this is your final take on the whole Syrian crisis? Are you from Africa (as your last name suggests)? If you are, why don't you worry about the ongoing conflicts and bloodshed in your own continent, and I'd be interested to see if you can so glibly advocate the assassination of African leaders who are deemed pariahs in the West-e.g. Robert Mugabe.

        Whatever your misinformed, prejudiced impressions of the violence in Syria, and/or of President Assad, it's absolutely preposterous of you or anybody else to be brazenly advocating outright assassination of a head of state of another country. Are you so hopelessly sold on the ceaseless, hypocritical propaganda of the U.S/West that you can blithely speak such odious nonsense, and pass it off as a serious opinion?

        July 8, 2012 at 8:48 am |
    • Chesterpol

      This time Asaad's removal is inevitable. He's holding on straw and only time will tell.

      July 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  3. Ronnie

    A rather bland interview, with practically no new "insight" from the Turkish jouno here, about his interview with Bashar al-Assad. Christiane, as usual, was reeling off her leading questions, most of which sounded like blatantly American perspectives on the issue, rather than more sophisticated, unbiased, nuanced conversation I'd expect from a program like Amanpour's. I think Turkey shouldn't try to toy with Syria's resolve to see this crisis through, and Assad's determination to defeat the foreign-sponsored insurgency in his country. Assad has made many policy mistakes during his 12-year rule in Syria, but the outside clamour for his stepping down from power, and going away, etc...are entirely fatuous and unwarranted. Fantasies of Assad's fate being a sequel to Muammar Gaddafi's have the slimmest chance of being fulfilled.

    July 8, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply
  4. sandy tracy

    This comment is strictly to compliment Christiane Amanpour for her rational, intelligent iterviews with many world leaders. She is eloquent and all interviews are marked with extreme integrity. It's a distinct pleasure to be able to listen to you and the interviews which are often very difficult to imagine. Thank you for your unique ability to present such subject matter to viewers like myself who are looking for non-biased reporting.

    July 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  5. Axes

    Ronnie, you're a raving lunatic!

    July 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  6. Jerry

    Please we shuld look in to justice

    July 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
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    I agree with you on this. Assad is a bully and a problem for his country. he should resign for peace to reign in Syria.

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