March 30th, 2013
02:34 PM ET

American filmmaker helps Syrian rebels

Jill Dougherty talks to an American filmmaker working in Syria alongside rebels seeking the ouster of Bashar al-Assad.

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  1. john smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    March 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Davz

      "Innocent" isn't a relative term. Only for the truly evil are terrorists considered "freedom fighters".

      April 2, 2013 at 9:29 am | Reply
  2. rightospeak

    Did someone explain to the filmmaker that he is involved in a criminal activity ? Is he there illigaly ? Helping terrorists to fight a legitimate government is illigal in most countries including the US of A. Or is it simmply more of the propaganda by our oligarchs who do not like the socialist Assad ?
    It looks like the proxy war with China and Russia in Syria is lost, the "rebels" have been infiltrated by Islamists , the further propaganda seems like a waste of time-our media just loses more and more credibility. The American people are sick of endless wars and the waste of money , while the country IS BROKE !!

    March 31, 2013 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Davz

      Agreed. Well put.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:30 am | Reply
    • NNN

      You're the only one around here with no credibility. You're no American, you're an Assadist. You seem to have a problem with Islamists but conveniently omit consideration of Assad's state support of terrorists groups, like Hamas and Hezbollah, and his stockpiling of record amounts of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The rebels will prevail and this is apparent more and more each day as Assad's military disintegrates with massive desertions and defections. It is only a matter of time, and this will be soon, that Assad will have to flee the country.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Reply
      • iain

        Well said

        April 3, 2013 at 9:58 am |
    • hasany

      " legitimate government " ???
      How do you define that?
      I live in Syria and I saw how Assad won the " election" in 2000 and 2007 . There was only one candidate he got 99.99 of the votes. Is this legitimate?

      April 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Reply
      • Joe

        they are idiots. Don't listen to them. Assad is only president by accident, not because he is qualified to be in such position.

        August 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
  3. George Patton-2

    What is the name of this filmmaker and just how much are the right-wing thugs in Washington paying this jerk to help these so-called "rebels" in Syria? It appears that those thugs will stop at nothing in order to take over in Syria.

    March 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • iain

      Those "thugs" have you seen what Al bashar assads soldiers do to the population, have you seen the bodies of the children that are bombed, have you seen the bodies of prisoners shot or stabbed to death. I take from your comment you really have no credible idea of whats going on there.

      April 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
      • George Patton-2

        Neither have you, iain. Do you really believe everything the right-wing media says? The so-called "rebels" are committing just as many, if not more, atrocities as the Assad regime is purportedly doing. What we don't need is another U.S. backed pseudo-democracy in the Middle East!!!

        April 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
      • iain

        Who said i even pay attention to right wing media, Sure the rebels are executing for revenge and are not clean handed, but it is the Assad "government" that are killing the innocents bombing the cities and sending the death squads, this has been detailed, But i do agree America should take a back foot in the situation, The Arab world needs to come to modern times and sort these issues out instead of looking to outsiders to invest and solve everything.

        April 2, 2013 at 7:06 am |
      • Davz

        George, I believe you mean left-wing.
        left-wing: Obama, Kerry, the ones promising hundreds of millions in aid to Syria and Egypt to kill each other and then brainwash their children into hating us "capitalist pigs"
        right-wing: Fox News, telling you Obama is in bed with Monsanto. Oh wait, he IS on their payroll... I'm sure you can find some other ficticious 'right-wing' stories, but you may want to look up which sides left and right are.

        April 2, 2013 at 9:34 am |

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