Streaming issues? Report here
Mandy Wiener 1500 x 1500 2020 Mandy Wiener 1500 x 1500 2020
The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
12:00 - 13:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Azania Mosaka Show
See full line-up
The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
12:00 - 13:00
Home
arrow_forward
World

'Airstrike on Syria is too risky'

11 April 2018 3:11 PM
Tags:
Russia
Syrian civil war
donald trump
airstrikes

Political Scientist and commentator Roland Henwood analysis the US threat to Syria.

The USA and its allies are deciding how to respond to Syria after many people were killed in a chemical attack.

Political Scientist and commentator at the University of Pretoria, Roland Henwood says the notion that Russia is involved may be on oversimplification.

I don't think the Russians are directly involved. There is no indication of that. The problem, however, is that they may know what the Syrians are doing and that's where the problem comes between the two countries.

Roland Henwood, Political Scientist and Commentator at the University of Pretoria

READ: Trump launches US's first direct military action against Syria

Henwood says there are huge risks in using airstrikes and questions what the US want to achieve with such actions.

Do you want to send a message that we don't support the use of chemicals weapons? Who are you going attack in that process? Or do you want to escalate the war?

Roland Henwood, Political Scientist and Commentator at the University of Pretoria

ALSO READ: 'International intervention is needed to stop the civil war in Syria'

Listen to more details on the Syrian war:


11 April 2018 3:11 PM
Tags:
Russia
Syrian civil war
donald trump
airstrikes

More from World

craig-foster-octopusjpg

How SA octopus doccie could help boost marine conservation and aquarium's work

16 September 2020 6:27 PM

My Octopus Teacher connecting 'non-ocean' people to nature says Maryke Musson (CEO, Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200428zweligif

UPDATE: SA recovery rate reaches 88.9%

11 September 2020 6:53 AM

The number of national recoveries so far is 573,003, which translates to a recovery rate of 88.9%. Gauteng has 189,208 recoveries.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Luno

SA-founded Luno acquired by Digital Currency Group (US) - a perfect fit

10 September 2020 6:38 PM

The cryptocurrency exchange is a huge SA success story and they'll continue to invest heavily 'at home' says CEO Marcus Swanepoel.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

billboard-advertisingjpg

CEO forced to apologise for implying over-30s too old to work in advertising

1 September 2020 7:42 PM

The CEO of the world's largest advertising group has ignited a storm with an apparently ageist comment. Andy Rice weighs in.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Professor Lucy Allais

Ethics in the time of Corona — a philosopher's take

31 August 2020 7:00 AM

Philosophers have a vital role to play in getting healthcare workers through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

black-pantherjpg

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies

29 August 2020 7:33 AM

His family confirmed the death in a statement posted on his Twitter page on Saturday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

computer-digital-technologyjpg

At least a third of world’s schoolchildren unable to access remote learning

27 August 2020 1:30 PM

A Unicef report shows 463-million children globally were unable to access remote learning since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Donald-Trump-US-president-White-House-America-politics-123rf

'Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19 might cost him the election'

19 August 2020 11:39 AM

The Guardian Washington bureau chief David Smith and freelance journalist based in USA Kenichi Serino reflect on the US elections.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lenore Manderson

Medical Anthropology: Where the study of a pandemic and the BLM movement align

17 August 2020 7:19 PM

This academic seeks to address the social responses to injustices facing humankind, thanks to a unique understanding of people.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Beirut capital of Lebanon with Beirut port prior to blast 123rf

Beirut blast: 'Think of an apocalyptic movie, that is what it looks like'

7 August 2020 7:35 AM

South African broadcaster living in Lebanon Mia Verdoorn Shamma reflects on how the country looks like after the two explosions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward