February 14th, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Your chance to talk to a Syrian dissident

At 9a.m. EST today, I will be hosting GPS' first live online video discussion with three Syrians - two expats and one dissident in Homs, Syria.

We will discuss the ongoing violence in Syria, international efforts to halt it, and what the country could look like after Bashar al-Assad.

You can join the discussion here and submit questions in real time. Enter your name. The password is uncommon.

Email me at amar[dot]bakshi[at]turner[dot]com with any questions before the event.

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Topics: Syria • Uncommon Ground

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  1. T

    How do you watch this? Can anyone help?

    February 14, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
    • Amar C. Bakshi

      Hi T,

      I hope you were able to get on. In the future, you can email me at amar[dot]bakshi@turner.com and I can guide you through it. We are having another discussion tomorrow at 10am EST and you can find it through CNN.com/GPS again.

      Amar

      February 14, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
  2. j. von hettlingen

    Amar, you should advise the opposition to consolidate its forces and ask why it hasn't happened. It should urge for international recognition as Syria's legitimate representation. It would make things easier if it is recognised. It can ask for help and outsiders don't need Assad's regime to approve their actions.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  3. R. Stewart

    Mr. Bakshi, do you think that a U.N intervention would help the Syrian population at this point, or would it cause even more chaos? Why hasn't the U.N even attempted to hold Assad responsible for human rights violations?

    February 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      The UN's human rights chief, Navi Pillay said recently that the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court, as crimes against humanity were likely occuring in the country. Before the UN General Assembly she said it was vital that "all member states must ensure that these crimes do not go unpunished".

      February 15, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply

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