January 25th, 2013
05:29 AM ET

The Syrian crisis: Where's U.S. aid going?

It has been more than a year since the United States government withdrew its ambassador to Syria and closed its embassy in Damascus.

On Thursday, that ambassador returned to the region along with a U.S. delegation, touring a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey to bring more attention to the growing humanitarian crisis. As the civil war has intensified in Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have sought refuge in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and other neighboring countries.

Ambassador Robert Ford gave an exclusive interview to CNN's Ivan Watson and described what the U.S. is doing to help the refugees and the Syrian opposition.

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  1. Herb Forpahl

    very nice post, i definitely love this web site, keep on it


    February 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  2. Kayaking Maps

    It's going to all the wrong spots that's where this aid is going. They have no idea where any of the stuff is going.

    May 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  3. U.S.M.C. 1371

    Why would we send a dime to Syria when we can't take care of our own!

    January 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Reply
    • George Patton-2

      How about asking the right-wing thugs in Washington? Let them explain away that stupidity! That has been going on since the 1950's and has never stopped!!!

      January 26, 2013 at 9:48 am | Reply
  4. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  5. Translation

    Translation: The rich people/war corporations/MIC are making a killing (pardon the pun) on wars. That's good enough for the GOP.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:29 am | Reply
    • John Geheran

      Thank you, Translation. You said it all.

      January 25, 2013 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • John Geheran

      and by the way I am also posting under fake George Patton. You approve my posts and I will approve your posts. How about that?

      January 25, 2013 at 10:58 am | Reply
  6. Bibi Your Master

    Boy . . . .we can sure mess up a country. economically or militarily . . . our victims include Iraq, Libya, Greece, Lebanon, Iran (except they got tired of taking an a$$ whooping and shut us out completely- that's why we're after them so hard) . . . yup! We can basically destroy anyone (FJK, MLK, Paul Wellstone, Ron Brown . . .the list is long) . . . .just watch out!

    Country or individuals . . . .no one, no independent nation is immune from our bloody assassins (cia, mossad) we control you, we control what you think . . . and we control what you spend for food and home.

    We are the banks, the government we are the rothchilds children . . . . we are the zine-0-ists of israel lies and we are your masters!!

    Just keep the money rolling in . . . . .chaaaa-ching!

    Pass the wine . . . . we laugh at you!

    January 25, 2013 at 7:44 am | Reply

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