June 12th, 2012
10:10 PM ET

Journalist: Syria an 'ethnic cleansing'

Photojournalist Robert King tells Anderson Cooper why he believes Syria is not in a civil war but an ethnic cleansing.

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  1. Name*mohmoud

    If there's ethnic cleansing, it should apply on the regime. Let's not forget that Bashar's dad was criminal before him. The Syrian protesting was peaceful in the beginning till the regime start to attack the civilian. I don't think it's civil war cause you need two different religion or two different group fighting each other, but in this situation there's the regime in one hand attacking the civilian and on the other hand there's the opposition that used to work under the regime and now they're against it cause they were told to kill their own people. The people will not stop protesting till Bashar step down cause there's no way they can forget their dead family members. I really don't think that it's civil war.

    June 15, 2012 at 12:11 am |
  2. Gary B. Sanford

    No doubt that children are suffering horribly as a result of the Syrian conflict where I have friends. However, the clip I just saw between Anderson and Robert King is carelessly rife with supposition. What ethnicity is being cleansed? How exactly were the children injured?Is it possible the rebels are using women and children as shields? Is this propaganda aimed at getting the US/West involved in a civil conflict? Is this the outcome that CNN wants and will be responsible for? Or will US/West involvement just make good copy and ratings for CNN? And by the way Robert, I am a Vietnam Veteran and I lived in the Middle East for ten years. You do not have the market cornered on witnessing atrocity. Please remain as objective as possible. Tugging on heart strings incites rash thinking.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:34 am |