Why Is World News So Ignored in the US?


look Vargas is joining us he’s the
United Nations correspondent for talk radio news service he has been all over everything going on at the UN I reliever for the last couple of weeks up
in Midtown which is cause all sorts of traffic craziness getting back into new york
city but my personal complaints aside Luke I wanna talk about syria first syria has
been talked about a lot over the last few weeks and and really
kept kind of almost months at this point and there was so much media interest when
there was the possibility American military action in Syria once
that was no longer as likely interest faded quickly
although there is still a really big story out of Syria it’s just not the
typeof international story that american corporate media seem to
care about sure everyone is talking up about the OPCW a inspectors arriving in Syria today everyone’s talking about i guess im glad
ur talking about the UN are talking about the Security Council resolution on I’m handing over the chemical weapons
but i think is most amazing something that was buried in the speech
by the deputy prime minister and foreign minister Assyria yesterday at the United Nations
in his speech he makes a reference to the refugees at
the Syrian crisis which according to the latest estimates from
the US number over two million people he said in his speech and many of them
are housed in military training camps and places
that resemble detention centers then he went on to
appeal quote to citizens a serious returned to
their towns and villages where the state guarantees their safe
return and their livelihood away from the
inhuman conditions a sucker in those camps and it is not taken expert on it to make
a determination that that’s probably a promise but the %ah government cannot fulfill
that there is very little capacity for you gonna be
awesome government or the UN or any other Metairie actors to take up a greater
load refugees or internally displaced persons
within Syria at this time right and this really shows you that
won’t when the the initial serious Syrian military action
conversation was starting from all angles we were hearing the the
impetus for this the catalyst is because in the humanitarian crisis
that’s taking place in Syria whenever I hear that as the reason for
military action to me red flags go up because there are many opportunities to get involved in where humanitarian
crises and we seem not to do that unless there is more oven interest
immediately here we have the elimination have the chance
that military action but that the humanitarian crisis as you’re talking about has not gone
away at all in fact we’re now getting these absurd and completely unbelievable
statement why are we still talking about Syria the
humanitarian crisis is still there with lot the conversation will turn
towards the humanitarian part the Syrian crisis again the security council a this week is
debating a possible resolution are statements
that would call on the Afghan government to create humanitarian house with an the country
allow for border crossings that humanitarian
convoys into the country but it will take hundreds if not thousands 0 those caravans Metairie age really
tipped the scales in that military crisis and again to have her comments a urging
people to return to the country now I just spoke to you
ahead this release for troop in DCA just moments before coming on here he said northern Syria looks like
Kandahar and the restive Syria’s population centers are still under shelling from the regime
of revenge return back the gentleman I spoke to said it seems
on the electric repack trying to get more people to come back
in the country perhaps you agree to fight on the side biaz government against a
increasingly a the test rebel factions there buying them but that seems a little bit
lexical settle comments from the Syrian or minister yesterday at the UN and
speaking a humanitarian crises and media coverage of international events I want to talk a little bit about sudan
it now I am often critical the fact that Americans seem to be not particularly informed about what is
going on outside the US any even often within the
US the information is it can be limited and here we have an
example where in Sudan their is actually an opportunity to discuss a
very important things that are happening and to inform the public however american media seem obsessed
with one particular story about sudan tell us what’s being discussed and then what is going on behind the
scenes that were not really hearing much about in of bitterness the story that the
media is disgusting are related president by sheer absurd
and is actually quite interesting involves allegations by seed and eight tonight
entry visa for the president to travel to the
General Assembly there are charters between the United States and United
Nations say the US’s misled anyone who’s coming
to speak on official business at the UN come here the Sudanese Foreign Minister
speaking on Friday said the US turned down that request that the
media has continue to talk about this story in spite of the fact that the foreign
minister spoke yesterday John Kerry in Washington and their his a lot more
going on in Sudan that expands beyond this issue with
these that’s right so let’s talk a little bit about that right I mean we
have popular protest we have a referendum that spending and these are
these are things which are just not really making it too the very few minutes that even exist on
most american newscast to discuss what’s going on elsewhere yeah all handmade points what’s going on
inside and out up there were recently since
longstanding subsidies on fuel in the country were cut last
week sending thousands people into the streets not only in the
capital Khartoum around the country five to ten thousand are the number
protesters I’m hearings from khartoum their reports
a high-ranking officials in the country leaving sending their families that I C
Dan there’s a petition signed by many of
them calling for the restoration fuel subsidies and the internet was also
shut down for 24 hours last week as ever reports circulating that the president
hired malicious to shoot at peaceful protesters and nurse a judas people not to go out into the
streets newspapers are being closed the coverage we’re getting from Sudan it there’s much courage at all is only
experts who call into West big television
networks they’re calling in from the Middle East and in Europe so
not a lot coming out soon and red out a time where up there could be well school starts about to happen a big movement away up
from the president Bashir as the International Criminal
Court wants him a held accountable for 10 counts %uh
works in the Sudan that conflict in a few years ago
no question at all that there are big stories there that urges not reaching
most years and Iza but the average news consumer we’ve been
speaking with Luke Vargas United Nations correspondent for talk radio news
service I know you’ve got to get back I know if
netanyahu is speaking now so we will will talk to you next time look thanks
as always jewish

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