About the Author: Sarah Goldfarb serves as DipNote’s Associate Editor.
Today, Ambassador Ford addressed the situation in Syria in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s This Week. He said, “…My whole purpose in being in Syria is to be able to communicate not only with the Syrian Government but with the Syrian people more generally…It’s important to bear witness to what the Syrian Government is doing. In that kind of environment, where the international press, international television, can’t move around freely, it is really important for diplomats to be able to move around, to understand what the Syrian Government is doing on the ground. The Syrian Government does not tell the truth. They said there were armed gangs in Hama. Well, the only weapon I saw was a slingshot. So it’s important to bear witness and it’s important to relay… more »
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