To discuss the Arab Spring in the context of Syria, CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by Bassam Abu Abdullah, Head of the Damascus Center for Strategic Studies in Syria; and Rafif Jouejati, Director of the Free-Syria Foundation.
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Clearly, they have very opposing views of the situation. Dr. Abdullah claims the opposition has no resonance among ordinary Syrians and labels opposition leader Ahmad Jarba as a "narcotics businessman". He also blames Jouejati for being based in Washington and thus unuware of the situation on the ground.
Her response: "As the good doctor just said, he invites me to come to Syria to see for myself. Unfortunately I can't because there are execution orders for me, because I have spoken out for a transition and because I have spoken for democracy."