Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Syria: Syria's Assad Learns Lessons from Arab Spring, Recent History

With Russia and China blocking a U.N. resolution condemning the crackdown on protests in Syria, the prospects for a quick end to the conflict seem bleak. President Bashar al-Assad also can rely on support from some other key players in the region. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on some complex histories and alliances in the Middle East that are shaping the response to Syria's uprising.