The Madeleine Brand Show for March 15, 2012

Syrian leader's emails hacked

Syrians rally in front of the Russian Em

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Syrians rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Damascus.

Thousands of emails - reportedly from the personal account of leader Bashar Al Assad - have been leaked to London-based newspaper The Guardian.

The messages span from last summer to February and reveal Assad's inner most thoughts on the uprising and his attempts to quell the opposition. The emails also detail Assads lavish spending on designer goods and his habit of downloading songs and movies from iTunes.

Guest:

Tony Koran, senior editor at TIME magazine.


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