Saturday, April 7, 2018

"You have to be brain-dead or you have to have an agenda" to believe US in Syria for democracy - Eva Bartlett on Redacted Tonight



The US should, but likely won't, pull out of Syria soon, independent journalist Eva Bartlett told RT's Lee Camp. She added that you have to be "brain-dead" to believe the myths used by the US to justify the conflict. Comedy show Redacted Tonight hosted by Lee Camp strikes a more serious tone in its special interview editions. This week he spoke with Bartlett - whose extensive reporting from inside Syria has challenged mainstream coverage of the conflict - about what the US is doing in Syria, the human cost of "bringing democracy" to the Middle East, and the many myths used by the West to justify its involvement in the war. US President Donald Trump's recent comments about wanting to bring home US forces currently operating in Syria caused an uproar in Washington and the media. Administration officials quickly clarified that while an immediate withdrawal was not being seriously considered, Trump was opposed to maintaining a long-term presence in the country.