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About breaking news we now and it comes from Syria the Reuters says twenty members of serious security forces have been killed.
In an ambush in the northwestern part of the country it's -- not official.
Could this mean civil war looks pretty grim.
Meanwhile Syria's president Assad continues his violent actions to stem -- balance -- more protests inside Syria.
And according to our next guest a pleasant very friendly to the Assad regime sits on the board of a major public university in California.
This -- be as Johnson -- save Syria now is -- with us from Phoenix so welcome to the program.
Now I want you to tell us who is this alleged close associates.
All for president Assad who is this person and it won't influence today how.
On education in California tell -- place.
Well -- I can't tell you how important this is many of us in the Syrian American community had been silent for many years because this is the most oppressive regime in the world.
And we're conditioned our families -- condition that we can't see anything because it'll be tracked all over the world I'll go back to our families and they'll disappear they'll be tortured they'll be imprisoned.
He'll be killed and now with the courage what's happening in Syria were speaking out.
And this doctor he's -- action heavy is on the board of the University of California Irvine.
And look at where he comes from his father was -- much ahead -- who was the chief of staff of the army for 25 years under -- as that.
A eighteenth of staffers responsible for the army that raped and -- -- -- At committed genocide in -- and Ted Moore and also was responsible for controlling Lebanon with which stole billions upon billions from illegal contracts and other corruption.
And then he comes to this country.
And within a few years of being here becomes a position opens a business and next thing you know -- donating millions to UC Irvine and and is now sitting on their board and he is the consul general.
Of the embassy for Syria in an LA at an honorary consul general.
But he has clearly been silent about that -- atrocities happening and I think it should be an embarrassment to California taxpayers.
That they have somebody with these types of connections sitting on their state of course.
You know you've -- education is a comprehensive case that you presented to his -- we got that but you haven't.
Can you prove that there is a direct link between this particular -- that you're talking about and the Al Assad regime.
-- -- the man's fault is that any other more direct link.
All the direct link -- he's the consul general of the -- Syrian government and LA.
He works there and as an honorary consul general and represents them in official capacities and has diplomatic status.
And yet is an American citizen I think by and buy in and of itself that of the conflict with the American citizenship.
He is associated directly by his silence against this regime.
He has demonstrated complicity and -- sympathy towards them and -- as a result clearly as the consul general he should resign not only from.
It's consul general status but easier by should put pressure and see that they don't want somebody who's directly affiliated with the -- that regime on their board.
Cannot just switch subjects for a second off -- and that we have that rental W that was from Reuters that twenty or 25 members of Syria's own security forces killed in an ambush.
As very important development I -- it -- -- to Reuters.
Not officially confirmed yet but nonetheless that's the story that's out -- from Reuters what do you make of it.
Well I'll tell you so far we had to be careful what we hear from the -- there is no media and Syria right now it's completely closed off all the information we get is from YouTube.
From courageous people they get the information out and -- Syrian government will release information to certain people as they want to.
-- right now people are being shot in cold blood on a daily basis over thirty were killed and how -- every.
If they continue to oppress and murder and -- this communities be surrounded many cities with -- And are pillaging them and there they're being oppressed and nobody is getting the real thing redundant -- get reporters in there.
OK Duffy asked I'm I'm telling you now it is Syrian TV.
Which is say that twenty policemen.
Were killed in an ambush that's what Syrian TV is saying so that's.
I like I is whether that's -- official -- so what do the open is Syrian TV that's coming up when it last within.
TV's information is is is completely useless not let -- have happened.
And the question is was at other army killing them because they decided not to kill.
In any sin city Syrian citizens in cold blood.
God knows there's pictures of military shooting other military because they refused.
Two under undertake the orders of killing innocents that are uprising in the streets so we have no valid information.
There is no more -- dirty propaganda machine than the Syrian press and -- government and we have to be careful that's why we need reporters in there there -- few reporting out through.
Through audio through Skype but they cut off the Internet over the weekend even for a few days and now put it -- doctor -- -- joining us from Phoenix thanks for joining us so we appreciate -- being with us thank -- anytime.
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