Middle East
3:21 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Syrian Government Fires Scud Missiles At Rebels

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 4:29 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma, about the recognition by the Friends of Syria of the Syrian opposition. He says it's an important step, but the longer the group of exiles go before naming officers in the transitional government, the harder it will be to exert any authority over the small local governments and militias that have sprung up all over rebel controlled Syria.