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lawmakers return to capitol hill tomorrow, and while their agenda is clear, their votes are anything but. >> but what we do know is what the obama administration is showing members of congress to make their case for a strike on syria. we have shocking images that have just been released. we got you here. we said we would. >> and a heart-warming story of american soldiers and the dogs they promised not to leave behind. well, good morning to you!
rise and shine, oriole a sunday, huh? >> very early. >> we're used to it. >> yeah. >> i'm surprised they're all up and at 'em, but we're glad to have you company. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 6:00 a.m. on the east coast. this is "new day sunday." in a little more than 24 hours, congress will be back in washington to work after a month-long break and what a first task they have, to decide whether or not to aattack the syrian rejeej. >> now we have a chance to see the evidence they're seeing and we warn you, it is disturbing from start to finish, and purportedly, it shows dozens of people dying or dead after being gassed by a deadly nerve agent. >> we want to give you that full warning so you can herd kids out of the room. >> out of the room. >> cnn's jake tapper was first to obtain these 13 videos the obama administration, we understand, has shown to the senate intelligence committee. >> some show entire rooms full of corpses. you see here a lot of them are young children. others show people convulsing on the floor, the shaking,
twitching uncontrollably. >> others show the desperate attempts to resuscitate the lifeless bodies of young children. i know this is so hard to watch. on thursday, senators were told there were multiple reasons that the clips are authentic, that they were shot from multiple angles. the outdoor footage, apparently, matched overhead imagery, and they were corroborated by survivors. >> cnn's barbara starr is at the pentagon. barbara, the video may be strong evidence of a sarin gas attack. that's what the u.s. government is saying. is it still or has it yet proven that the syrian regime carried out this attack? >> reporter: well, good morning, victor and christi. i think the administration feels very strongly that the syrian regime is responsible, even if they do not yet have that final piece of intelligence that bashar al assad himself ordered it. they're going to look for that, we understand.
they may have it, we don't know, but at this point, the overwhelming sense of the administration is the regime is held responsible even if it was some element of the regime forces that ordered it, if bashar al assad didn't know about it until afterwards, he is responsible that the regime is the only element in syria that could have carried this out. >> barbara, i know that congress is going to be briefed tomorrow. what do we expect is going to happen out of that? >> reporter: well, i think what you're going to hear them talk about from the administration's point of view is more about the videos showing them what's in them, perhaps, more about the intelligence, more about what the regime did, what the u.s. believes the regime did and more about the military case, the case for military action, the view on the part of the administration that a military response is warranted, how the syrians are dispersing their forces, perhaps, and how the
u.s. military is going to respond to that if president obama carries through on his view that military action is warranted. >> all right, what else does congress and the administration have planned this week? because this is not going to go away any time soon and congress is so divided. >> well, that's right, and the full court press that only washington can manage is now on the full court, political press. look for more briefings, more phone calls from administration officials, more meetings, and of course, president obama will take a very public role in this. it's been announced from the white house he will do a number of network interviews, one coming up with our own wolf blitzer on monday. >> barbara, is all the intelligence in on this or is that something that is still in progress? >> reporter: well, i think the accurate answer would be we in the press don't know, of course. we don't have access to all of the intelligence. our sources are telling us, however, that they do feel they
have a good deal of intelligence on the attack itself by the regime as they see it, and of course, these videos go right to that. but the intelligence collection they're doing right now really focuses to some large extent satellites overhead trying to collect intelligence on how the regime forces are moving around, how assad is dispersing his units so that they can keep targeting them if a u.s. military action is coming. they want the latest intelligence about where those syrian forces may be. >> all right, barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon for us. thank you. >> meanwhile,obama's intense campaign for this strike on syria goes into overdrive this week, as she was alluding to. tomorrow he's talking with cnn's wolf blitzer. you can see that interview in "the situation room." it's at 6:00 eastern. and more cnn coverage tuesday night when the president addresses the nation regarding syria. senator john mccain is sending a strong warning to
president obama about the intervention in syria. during a radio interview thursday morning, mccain said that the president bungled the handling of the syrian crisis and that deploying u.s. troops would have huge political consequences. listen. >> no one wants american boots on the ground, nor will there be american boots on the ground because there would be an impeachment of the president if they did that. >> now, while many members of the senate and the house are still undecided, senator mccain has endorsed the president's plan for military strikes. meanwhile, across the nation, thousands of people are making scenes with their voices as congress weighs military action in syria there. first of all in san francisco, activists held signs and banners, urging the u.s. not to engage in war, but rather, peace. then in washington, protesters took their message directly to the white house, assembling before the gates and calling for the touz stand down on any military action. and moving to new york, hundreds of antiwar demonstrators gathered in union square holding
signs and chanting "no war in syria." >> so, we're taking you across the country. here's the question, how is the rest of the world reacting to these horrific, new images? >> yeah. senior international correspondent nic robertson is in beirut, lebanon, with more. and again, let me give you that full warning that the videos you're about to see are really disturbing. nic, what do you know? >> reporter: maybe not a smoking gun linking bashar al assad directly to the use of this nerve agent, but certainly an emotional trigger for anyone watching it. hard to walk away from those videos and not be emotionally affected. many of these videos already available on the internet, on youtube, but the way that these have been cut down and edited and shown to these lawmakers, very clearly, it shows them, the eyes being opened to show how the pupils are contracted, an effective nerve agent, the vomiting, the people dying in
the hospitals there. very emotional and hard to watch. but perhaps for some in europe, the middle east, they may look at these videos and say, look, we've seen this already. we didn't need to see a cutdown, edited version. we've seen this on the internet. where is the stronger evidence that the united states has linking assad to these attacks and providing more information that is already publicly available. so, a very powerful video, an emotional trigger, not a smoking gun. but what effect will it have internationally? maybe not as much as it will domestically in the united states. nic robertson, cnn, beirut, lebanon. >> our thanks to nic robertson, senior international correspondent in beirut for us. now, secretary of state john kerry is meeting with representatives of the arab league in paris today. >> afterwards, he takes his campaign for a military strike on syria to london, which has rejected any military role for the uk. cnn's elise lamb bet now in
paris. >> reporter: secretary of state kerry had more luck than president obama in building international support for action against syria. after four hours of meeting with all 28 foreign ministers from the european union, in lithuania, the eu issued a unanimous statement, calling for strong and clear international action against the assad regime, but they want to see that report from the u.n. inspectors on that august 21st chemical attack first. france was the only ally who said it would take part in a coalition. french president francois holland wanted more european support, and europe said if you want our support, we need the approval. the u.s. has halted going to the united nations because it says russia is blocking any movement in the u.n. security council and standing by syria.
secretary kerry said even so, the world has a responsibility to act. let's take a listen. >> when you look at those videos of those children heaving for breath, unable to move, spasming, their lives stolen from them or their parents' lives stolen from them by gas in the middle of the night when they should have been sleeping comfortably at home in their beds. instead, they're wiped out by a man who has no conscience about what he does to his own people. are we supposed to walk away from that? >> reporter: now, on sunday, secretary kerry will be meeting here with arab foreign ministers. the arab league has been somewhat more supportive in calling for international action and condemning the assad regime, but the u.s. is looking for much stronger shows of public support. elise labott, cnn, paris. >> all right, and thank you so much, elise. we appreciate it. still to come on "new day," tokyo is up on its feet and ready to celebrate. we'll tell you how the country's
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the international olympic committee has the honor of announcing that the games of the xxxii olympiad in 2020 are awarded to the city of -- tokyo! [ cheers and applause ] >> i love to see the reaction, don't you? that's in buenos aires yesterday, where obviously it was announced tokyo, japan, hosting the 2020 summer games, beating out istanbul and madrid, by the way. congratulations to them. >> big celebration there. that was the japanese delegation that traveled to buenos aires, but check this out. >> tokyo! [ cheers and applause ] >> an even bigger celebration. this is a crowd that gathered to watch the announcement at 5:20
in the morning. this is from tokyo. >> wow, they were ready, too! the confetti falling. paula hancocks has more on the city's big win. >> tokyo! applause [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: there was tears and there was gold tinsel, not bad for 5:20 on a sunday morning. tokyo was the favorite, and it did not disappoint. supporters were delighted the olympic games will return to the city in 2020. this boy shouts, "i'm so happy!" his friend adds, "i knew we would win." this girl says many people understand the trauma in tokyo, it's well known, but this will make tokyo even more popular. tokyo billed itself as a safe pair of hands in uncertain times, clearly what the olympic committee wanted this time around. and it doesn't hurt when your prime minister is willing to leave the g-20 meeting early to
help wave the flag. >> translator: the olympic movement in japan will be expanded to the rest of the world. they expected that role to be played by japan. that's why they supported us. safe and secure games to be staged by us. >> reporter: even concerns over radiation spikes and fresh toxic water leaks at fukushima nuclear power plant could not derail this bid. >> i think tokyo and japan's very dangerous. but i'm japanese, so i just believe. >> reporter: it is a big win for prime minister shinzo abe, as his strong personal involvement has paid off. abe insists that tokyo is safe, and the olympic committee believes him. paula hancocks, cnn, tokyo. >> all right, great for japan. you know, last night i went home and i was planning to just have a quiet night at home. >> and? >> i walk in and there is a screaming person in my living room, a michigan fan watching the game. >> oh, no, don't tell me.
>> that was the end of the quiet evening. >> notre dame and michigan, by the way, and they set an all-time football record, american football, attendance record. joe carter is here with the "bleacher report." i am an ohio state football fan, so i would have been screaming for other reasons. >> seven months we've been waiting for college football to return and you could tell people were long awaiting the great return of college football by the numbers we saw last night in this game between notre dame and michigan. >> it's amazing. >> absolutely incredible. more than 115,000 fans watched these two schools play last night. and by comparison, the super bowl attendance record, 105,000 fans. just look at the video. i mean, look at all of those people. but i bet when ohio state comes to michigan at the end of november -- >> go, bucs! >> -- this new attendance record will be broken because both teams will probably be top ten teams at that point. talking about how good michigan looked, quarterback devin
gardner scored five touchdowns, threw four, ran one. notre dame tried to make it close at the end, but michigan pulled away, won 41-30. the wolverines have now beat notre dame at home four straight times. georgia quarterback aaron murray, he's been known to choke in big games over the last three years, but against number six south carolina, he finally did not. murray passed for over 300 yards. he threw four touchdown passes and georgia snapped a three-year losing streak against the gamecocks with a 41-30 win. this also means, i know it's early, but it means that georgia takes early control of the s.e.c. seed. talking tennis, the men's final is set at the u.s. open, two familiar faces, novak djokovic and rafael nadal will meet in the finals for the third time in the last four years. the finals will be on monday. later today, the women's final, serena williams versus victoria azarenka. if serena wins today, she will get the biggest single-day
payout in tennis history, $3.6 million. now, this is a good one. trending this morning on bleacherreport.com, rapper eminem made a strange, and i mean strange, appearance in the press box during halftime of last night's notre dame/michigan game. it was so weird. the detroit native was there to promote a single and later explained his strange behavior as that he gets a little freaked out by live television, guys. but we can't show you the video in its entirety. i encourage those at home to go to bleacherreport.com and watch it, because it is definitely worth the visit. very strange. >> i watched this last night and i was asking myself, is this a put-on? i mean, is it a performance? >> was he acting? >> not sure. and kirk herbstreit, basically the analyst, was sitting there, like, he was so awkward during the whole thing. i felt so bad for him. he didn't know what to say or how to handle the situation. >> that's a tough one to be in. >> they wrapped it up quickly, though. >> well, we're talking about it, so it worked, noenetheless.
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23 minutes after the hour. waem to your "new day." alaska's mt. ma jake volcano has not erupted in several thousand years, but that doesn't mean it's not a dangerous place to visit. >> no kidding. >> three researchers had to be rescued friday after their helicopter was iced over. here's what happened. bad weather made it difficult for those rescuers to reach the group for two days. they were forced to survive in
28-degree weather. can you imagine? and the group says they stayed inside the helicopter and slept in sleeping bags to stay warm. good news here, they were rescued unharmed. >> good for them. well, look at this. raging waters in utah p. that's a neighborhood there, even though it looks like a river, doesn't it? heavy rains and floodwaters forced residents near highland, utah, specifically to evacuate their homes yesterday. thankfully, officials say no one was hurt, but a witness near alpine said the rushing waters looked like "a blackmonster of lava." >> wow. >> good description. >> what they don't need is more rain, but there is a chance today of scattered thunderstorms. >> want to bring in cnn's alexandra steele. good morning to you, alexandra. what specifically can utah people expect today? >> good morning to you guys. more of the same, unfortunately, more showers, more thunderstorms, again the threat for flash flooding. this is the radar from yesterday. you can see here's the timestamp
yesterday afternoon south of salt lake city. that's where highland and alpine are. you can see here are those heavy showers and thunderstorms that rolled in, just dumping the rain. even the byu football game yesterday, it was delayed by two hours. officials said get out of your seats, get to safer ground, and so then they came back. so, there's a look at what happened yesterday. here's the current radar picture. you know, it's the time of year this month, monsoonal moisture coming in. so, southern nevada, in utah and in southern california, the threat again with all this monsoonal moisture. showers, thunderstorms and flash flooding. right now pretty quiet, but you kind of see the atmosphere bubbling up and developing, but look at the forecast for the next two days. once again, another inch to two. the rain you were looking at from that video, they picked up about 1.25 inches, another 1 to 2 in utah, 2 to 4 south of that in parts of arizona. heading eastward, kind of the story changes. here, east of that, it's the heat.
we talked about the heat yesterday. look at some of these numbers. yesterday, mccook, nebraska, 106. russell, kansas, 104. so, this dome of high pressure east of where all that axis of moisture is. look at this. denver, 67 by tuesday. a couple more days of the intense heat. the heat all pushes eastward. washington gets into the 90s by next week. so, the northeast, guys, a beautiful next five days, temperatures slowly ascending and getting warmer as that heat that's in the central part of the country pushes eastward. >> all righty. alexandra steele, thank you so much. >> sure. coming up on "new day," a special delivery from afghanistan. soldiers who promised never to leave their furry friends behind finally get to adopt the animals they loved and cared for in a war zone. plus, the president's hard push on syria. what the administration is showing congress to make their case. cnn's jake tapper will show you in a moment. ♪
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know for your "new day." >> i don't want to catch you off guard. in seconds, the video we're about to show you is graphic and purportedly shows people dying from the gas attack, okay? here we go. number one, the senate intelligence committee has posted 14 videos like this one on its website. u.s. officials say the videos show the aftermath of a sarin gas attack in syria august 21st. committee members saw this video last week, and the images could be shown tomorrow at briefings for all house and senate members. >> number two, an estimated 100,000 people packed st. peter's square on saturday. pope francis presided over a vigil for the people of syria. now, this went also five hours. it's a five-hour service. the pope issued a plea for peace and implored world leaders not to take military action. he urged them instead to pull humanity out of a "spiral of sorrow and death." number three, australia has a new prime minister today. his name is tony abbott, and he
represents a conservative coalition. though votes are still being counted, incumbent kevin rudd has conceded. abbott's win ends six years of leadership by the liberal labor party. abbott pledged a competent and trustworthy government. number four, two men are recovering this morning after being bitten by sharks off the coast of florida. it happened off new smyrna beach, south of daytona beach. the men were swimming in knee-deep water when one was bitten on the foot and the other on the shin. but they are expected to live. and number five, basketball bad boy dennis rodman isn't saying much about his recent trip to north korea, but when pressed about why he didn't help free imprisoned american kenneth bae, here's what the worm told reporters. "ask obama about that. ask hillary clinton about that. ask those" -- you see the expletive there that starts with an "a."" that's what he is.
he constantly repeated that he wanted obama to free bae. big week in washington. congress gets back to work tomorrow on capitol hill. number one on the agenda, syria. a briefing is set for monday evening for all members of the house and the senate. >> yeah, they're expected to see 13 shocking videos, some of which you just saw a bit of, that intelligence officials say prove chemical weapons were used to kill 1,400 people in syria just last month. cnn's jake tapper was the first to get those videos after they were shown to some senators last week. jake? >> reporter: cnn has obtained these 13 shocking videos shown to a key senate committee thursday, which show what the intelligence community describes as victims of a sarin gas attack, and i must warn our viewers that the videos are quite disturbing. the videos were shown thursday in a classified briefing to members of the senate
intelligence committee. its chair, democratic senator dianne feinstein of california had requested that the intelligence community put the dvd together to show this evidence of a chemical weapons attack. she is advocating for military intervention in syria. the images are shocking to watch, young children convulsing on the floor, close-up shots of people apparently dying, lines of what seemed to be dead bodies shrouded in neat rows. and while the images are disturbing, we should note that these videos do not prove that the assad regime carried out these attacks. that's a claim the u.s. government is making. they say based on other information that cnn has not verified. as i say, these clips were shown to the senate intelligence committee but not yet to the members of the house of representatives. we could expect them to see those images in one of their classified briefings coming up. back to you. >> jake tapper, thank you so much. we appreciate it. boy, that is just hard to watch. >> it's difficult to watch, but jake made the case about why we're showing it -- >> right, right, there's a reason. >> -- because congress will see it. the obama administration is
expected to show those 13 disturbing videos, as we said, to house members during briefings that happen tomorrow. >> so, we want to talk about the impact of those really jolting images with julian salazar, a professor of history and public affairs. professor, thank you for being with us. let me ask you, from the perspective of history, are those videos, will they be the determining factor for an attack on syria in your opinion? >> they are not the determining factor. they can have an impact. when people, legislators or citizens, see something so graphic, it can move them, it can move, it can create pressure for military action. but we're in the post-iraq age. there's so much skepticism right now about what the government says and does. i think obama will need to make even more of a case to convince congress to give him the vote that he wants. >> julian, nick christoph wrote this op ed this morning, "pulling the curtain back on syria" in "the new york times."
i want to read a portion of it. he writes, "when history looks back on this moment, will it view those who opposed intervening as champions of peace? or when the textbooks count the dead children, will our descendants puzzle that we took pride at retreating in passivity during this slaughter?" listen, most agree that chemical weapons were used there, and we've heard from members of congress who all say that they deplore what they've seen, but they've all asked for irrefutable evidence. doesn't it come down to just proving beyond not just a reasonable doubt, but proving 100% to these members that it was the syrian regime that used them? >> well, i think obama actually needs to do two things. one is to make the case and provide the evidence that this is a result of the assad regime, but he also needs to lay out some principles. if we are going to do this, will we act, again, with other kinds of humanitarian tragedies that take place all the time, many of
which the obama administration and other administrations have not acted on? and i think it's important for obama to deal with syria but also to provide a bigger framework for foreign policy so that americans understand why we're going into this war. if he can do this through speeches, through the congressional debate, i think he can actually build some of the congressional support which has become weaker as the week's progressed. >> all righty. well, professor, let's play a clip of congressman debbie wasserman schultz, head of the democratic national committee, and i want to get your thoughts afterwards. so, let's listen to what she has to say. >> for me, as a mother, you know, to see that searing image of babies lined up murdered by their own government, innocent children? i mean, as a jew, wolf, i have to tell you, as a member of congress who represents one of the largest holocaust survivor populations in the country, to me, the concept of never again has to mean something.
>> pretty powerful statement. what is your reaction to that, professor? >> it's powerful sentiment, and many people in the administration still remember how the u.s. government didn't respond to things like rwanda, where there are other humanitarian crises that haunt presidents who lived through them. and so, i think that is the sentiment that the president wants to tap into, but at the same time, with the memory of iraq, he has to explain why this and not others and what the mission is, what our goals are so that this doesn't become an endless war and that the casualties and blowback potentially are not equally bad. so, he has to play on that sentiment but then guide legislators toward where the end will be. >> all right, professor julian zelezer, good to have you this morning from princeton. we're going to continue this conversation throughout the morning. thanks for being a part of it. >> absolutely. and still to come, most of the stories that we bring you
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from a dog shelter in kabul to dubai, and finally, to the u.s. it's cost about $4,000 each to rescue these eight dogs, though. >> but hey, look at that reunion. >> yeah. >> people say, especially people who have dogs like myself, they're your family, they're worth it, they're priceless. randi kaye has this story. good morning, randi. >> reporter: good morning, christi and victor. as you know, on most days, the news coming out of afghanistan is not good -- car bombs, attacks on u.s. soldiers. but this week, one story from that region had us all smiling. i had the chance to meet a group of soldiers who made it their final mission to bring their loyal companions home. at terminal 4 at jfk airport, sergeant edwin caba and his fellow soldiers from the army national guard, are anxiously awaiting a special delivery from afghanistan. >> i'm extremely excited. i can't even put into words. i'm antsy, excited, anxious. i mean, i'm pumped up. >> reporter: to better understand why, let me take you
back to afghanistan earlier this year, where sergeant caba and the others were helping train afghan patrols on the border with iran. a stray dog took a liking to them, and the men immediately bonded with her. she went on patrols with them and waited each night for their safe return. they named her sheba. when she got pregnant, the soldiers knew her life and the puppies' lives were in danger. the puppies were hungry and sheba was dangerously thin. so, the men started giving her and soon her seven pups their rations, mres, beef jerky, you name it. they bathed them, swaddled them in blankets and loved them like their own. sergeant caba realized he just couldn't leave afghanistan without the dogs. >> i fell in love. you know what, from the second she was born, we were all kind of like oh, they're cute. then they started getting their personalities and kind of taking to us very well. and you know, you can't leave
something like that behind. >> reporter: a couple of phone calls, and soon, sergeant caba was in touch with guardians of rescue, a new york group that rescues animals. they got word to this dog shelter in kabul, afghanistan. and after some very generous donations, the dogs were brought there, quarantined for three months. next, they were shipped to dubai, then flown to the u.s., an 8,000-mile journey, which brings us back to jfk's terminal 4. [ cheers and applause ] late wednesday, the dogs arrived to cheers. >> we got you here! we said we would! >> reporter: the puppies had grown a bit, but they sure seemed to remember the guys. >> i feel fantastic. haven't seen them in a while, and she's gorgeous. i can't believe that they're here. >> reporter: they were checked out at a local shelter, where they got some strange stares from others, wondering where they came from. there was also a group photo.
>> oh, somebody -- >> reporter: well, sort of. all the excitement was a bit too much for sheba, the puppies' mother, but her babies, now 5 1/2 months, were thrilled. >> does she know any tricks yet? >> she doesn't know she's doing it, but she does shake hands. >> reporter: in long beach, new york, sergeant caba's baby seems right at home after the first night. how'd she do overnight? >> she did well. she's a howler, so that was something we weren't expecting. >> reporter: during our interview, she was easily distracted by all the new sights and sounds. [ barking ] thinks she's still in afghanistan. for sergeant caba and the rest of his unit, these dogs managed to give them a bit of normalcy far from home. >> she has offered so much companionship, you know? just to see someone excited to see me when we were back there, her butt shaking and her tongue out it was fantastic, it was, and it means the world.
she makes things so much easier. come on, girl. >> reporter: the soldiers say they hope to have some sort of reunion for all of them and their puppies once they're all housebroken, of course. and as far as sheba, the puppies' mother goes, she wasn't adopted yet, but guardians of rescue, the animal rescue group that helped arrange all this will be helping her adapt to life here in the u.s., and then they also plan to train her to become a service dog for soldiers with ptsd. victor, christi? >> oh, i love it! randi kaye, thank you so much! and to learn more or to help, just visit guardiansofrescue.org. and thank you to that organization for everything they're doing. >> sergeant caba says he chose cadence because as a puppy, she'd sleep on her back with her mouth open and he does the same thing. >> is that it? >> says they were meant to be together. listen to this, riding jet skis for a cause. that's what some combat veterans are doing to raise money for military personnel and their families, riding 1,600 miles from key west to new york city. that's eight hours a day every
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congress returns to capitol hill. the big issue on their plate of course is whether to approve military action in syria. also on monday, set your dvrs. at 6:00 p.m. eastern, cnn's wolf blitzer interviewing president obama about his plans in syria. and then moving on to tuesday, obama is going to address the nation, making his case for action in syria, and cnn, of course, will be covering that live as well, so you won't miss a thing. wednesday, would you believe a day of remembrance already? the 12-year anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. memorials in new york, d.c. and in towns all over the country. then on sunday, the season premiere of "parts unknown with anthony bourdain" kicks off. episode one features tours of israel, the west bank and gaza. so, there you have it. it's been more than two months since the world lost james gandolfini, beloved actor best known for his role as mob boss tony soprano, iconic role, but he takes on a very different
role in the last film he made before his death. nischelle turner has a speak for you of "enough said." nischelle? >> reporter: of the films premiering here at toronto film festival, "enough said," james gandolfini's last film, the last time we'll see him on the big screen. cnn sat down with co-star julia louis-dreyfus and she told us how it feels to be out promoting this film without him right beside her. >> i really wish that he was sitting next to me talking about this film, but having said that, this is an amazing part of his legacy, for people to be able to see this performance, which was so very real and small and heartbreaking, and really very close to who he, james, was as a human being himself. >> reporter: julia says james gandolfini's family has seen the film and that they did love it. she says at first they weren't sure they wanted to see it, but after watching it, she got a long note from his family telling her just how much they enjoyed the movie. back to you. >> all right, nischelle turner,
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afraid to come out. i just hear it banging and it's just destroying my whole house! >> oh, bless her heart! >> i feel terrible for maria. hopefully, she's able to laugh about it this morning. >> yes, yes. >> not then, of course. this turkey trashed the place, caused about $7,000 in damage, and then police officers were able to chase it out. they think this turkey got in and got a little aggressive after seeing its own reflection in the mirror and then, you know, mistaking it for another turkey that was trying to take some territory. >> how do you explain that to your insurance company? a turkey broke into my house! >> you play the 911 call. must-see moments. consumer tech giant lg played a heart-stopping trick on some job applicants recently. they turned it into their latest project commercial. here it is. the company tried to highlight how realistic images look on their tv screens and they disguised a meteor plummeting toward the earth. and you see they're trying to make this look like a window into this office.
>> and really, look at these people's reaction! on the screen, you see here, look at them go. >> i mean, you can see it scared the living daylights out of everybody. mean trick? yes, hilarious? of course it is! lg says the applicants were completely in the dark about the whole thing. they will leave it up to you to decide. did not get the job, though. >> they did not get the job? >> well, you can't hire everybody. >> all right. thank you very much for starting your morning with us. >> we have much more ahead on the next hour of "new day." the next hour of "new day." it starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com we're so glad for your company! it's 7:00 here in the east. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you this "new day sunday." in a little more than 24 hours, congress, as you know, is going to be back in washington trying to work out what's going to happen with syria. this is after a month-long break, of course. their first task, will they or won't they attack the syrian regime? >> we now know they will have a
chance to see some evidence, and we are getting a chance to see it. and we have to tell you right off the top here, it is disturbing. from start to finish. reportedly shows dozens of people dying or dead, some of them children, after being gassed with a deadly nerve agent. >> so, this is a good time to maybe herd the kids out of the room, because we just don't want to catch you offguard. cnn's jake tapper was the first to obtain the 13 videos that the obama administration has shown to the senate intelligence committee. >> some rooms show entire spaces filled with corpses. you see this entire corner here, all children. others show people convulsing on the floor, frothing at the mother. you can see them twitching uncontrollably like this man. >> and there are still others that show the desperate attempts to resuscitate the lifeless bodies, look at that, of young children. i'm sorry, i know it's so hard to look at. >> let's go to barbara starr at the pentagon. barba barbara, what makes u.s. officials believe that these videos are authentic? >> reporter: well, what sources have told cnn, including jake
tapper who first broke this story, is the videos were shot from multiple angles. so, that's one indicator verifying what transpired, that outdoor elements matched the overhead imagery. the satellite pictures taken overhead at these locations. and that, indeed, some of the survivors that were there verified the events that have taken place. so, the feeling is they have multiple points of confirmation. the very strong feeling in the administration is there's just simply no doubt about this. >> all right, so, there may not be any doubt about that, but the one thing these videos do not prove is who facilitated that attack, right? >> reporter: well, right. i mean, some in congress, some in public have raised this question, who really did this? now, the administration's view is, regardless, they feel it was the syrian regime. whether bashar al assad knew about it himself and ordered it himself, they say it doesn't
matter. they are holding him responsible and that the regime could have been the only one with the means and the capability to get its hands on this material and to launch the weapons that would have caused this attack, that the rebels simply didn't have access to this kind of material. so, again, they believe very strongly it was the regime. do they have that, you know, confirming piece of evidence that it was assad? perhaps not, not at this point, at least. >> barbara, members of the administration will be briefing members of congress tomorrow, and they will get a lot of information that the public does not have. why release this information? why release this video? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, one person who felt very strongly that it should be released when she saw it was senator dianne feinstein, democrat, california, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee. she felt very strongly that this was something that everyone should see. i want you to listen to a little
bit of what she had to say. >> i had asked the cia to prepare a dvd which would would have specific instances of evidence, largely victims, and what what we see means, what pinpointed eyes mean, what the convulsions mean, a number of aspects. and we received that this morning. and it's horrendous. so, we are having that dvd multiplied, and whe're going to get it out to every member of the senate and possibly members of the house so that they can at their leisure go through it, and also what each instance means in terms of making a determination that chemical agents were used. >> reporter: the video's now public, and that full court press on to get congress to do what president obama says he wants to do.
>> all right, barbara starr at the pentagon for us, thank you. meanwhile, the president is betting that those videos are going to convince congress to go along with a strike on syria. for the first time since that gas attack, both the house and the senate are going to be on the job monday. so, cnn's emily schmidt is joining us now. and emily, thanks for being with us. i know cnn's keeping a running tally of the vote? do we have any idea where that count stands this morning? >> reporter: christi, i'm going to show you the latest count. it tells us the uphill battle that the obama administration's facing as it tries to convince members of congress to authorize strikes against syria. we have the tally. we'll start with the senate for you. that's going to be the first to vote and where opinions that have been expressed so far are the most evenly divided. take a look at this. 25 senators saying they will vote yes, 20 no, still 55 undecided. it takes 60 yes votes to pass the resolution. it could be as early as wednesday. take a look at the house. the numbers show a different emerging story, more clear disagreement. 24 members in the yes column,
123 in the no. more than half of the members saying they are still undecided. we're still waiting for an exact timeline of any kind of a house vote. also still to be seen is how that video that was first obtained by cnn that barbara starr was talking about and now posted by the senate intelligence committee on its website for anyone to see could impact lawmakers' decisions. a number of lawmakers on the fence will be on the morning talk shows this morning. we'll look closely to see whether or not this video shifted their views one way or another. >> or their constituents will be calling them and shifting their opinions. with the house back in session, too, the president, i would think, would be having some more briefings, yes? >> reporter: yeah, we're talking about that full court press from the administration. that was on in washington even when the lawmakers weren't here, calls to members of congress, some briefings held, but now that everyone is returning, the already intense pressure is ratcheting up another level. the administration is planning to have its major players, really everyone on the job
taking on this task. later today we are expecting vice president biden will be meeting for dinner at the naval observatory with a number of republican senators. then key members of the obama administration, secretary of state, secretary of defense, among others, they are expected to hold closed intelligence briefings for every single member of the house tomorrow. they'll do the same, we're expecting, for all the senators on wednesday. we expect the same videos that we're talking about are going to be part of the information that are shared. christi? >> all righty. emily schmidt, we appreciate it so much. thank you. and president obama's intense campaign for a strike on syria really goes into overdrive this week. tomorrow he's talking with cnn's wolf blitzer. you can see that interview in "the situation room" at 6:00 eastern. more cnn coverage tuesday night as well when the president addresses the nation on syria. meanwhile, across the nation, thousands of people are demonstrating and protesting as congress weighs military action in syria. let's first go to san francisco, where activists held signs and
banners, urging the u.s. not to engage in war but, rather, peace. now to washington, where protesters took their voices and their message directly to the white house, right there in front of the gates in front of the white house, calling for the u.s. to stand down on any military action. in new york, hundreds of antiwar demonstrators gathered in union square. they held signs and chanted "no war in syria." secretary of state john kerry, meanwhile, is meeting with representatives of the arab league in paris today. >> afterwards, he's taking his campaign for that military strike on syria to london. and again, the uk has rejected any military role. cnn's elise labott is joining us from paris. elise? >> reporter: well, secretary of state kerry had more luck than president obama in building international support for action against syria. after four hours of meeting with all 28 foreign ministers from the european union in lithuania, the eu issued a unanimous
statement calling for strong and clear international action against the assad regime, but they want to see that report from the u.n. inspectors on that august 21st chemical attack first. france was the only ally who said it would take part in a coalition. french president francois hollande wanted more european support, and europeans said if you want our support, we have to have u.n. involvement. it's important to european public. so, this is the kind of horse trading going in european capitals. we have our politics in washington and they have theirs. the u.s. halted going to the united nations because it says russia is blocking any movement in the u.n. security council and standing by syria. secretary kerry said, even so, the world has a responsibility to act. let's take a listen. >> when you look at those videos of those children heaving for breath, unable to move, spasming, their lives stolen from them or their parents'
lives stolen from them by gas in the middle of the night when they should have been sleeping comfortably at home in their beds. instead, they're wiped out by a man who has no conscience about what he does to his own people. are we supposed to walk away from that? >> reporter: now, on sunday, secretary kerry will be meeting here with arab foreign ministers. the arab league has been somewhat more supportive in calling for international action and condemning the assad regime, but the u.s. is looking for much stronger shows of public support. elise labott, cnn, paris. >> all right, thanks to elise on the road with the secretary of state. all righty, still to come on your "new day," cheers, tears and some gold ticker tape. we're going to show you what has japan so excited. plus, he paved the way for bradley manning, edward snowden. we'll have more of my exclusive interview with the original nsa leaker, christopher boyce.
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celebrating from today's big announcement, or i should say yesterday's big announcement. congratulations to them. just in case you haven't heard the big news, here it is. >> the city of -- tokyo! [ cheers and applause ] >> look at them go! tokyo's been named the host city for the 2020 summer games. the japanese delegation there, as you can see, overjoyed at that news. >> how great is that job? that you know whatever you're going to pull out of that envelope, there are going to be thousands of people around the world screaming anyway? >> i want that job, right? just make people happy. >> yes, great job. in utah, heavy rains and flash floods have forced a lot of people to leave their homes saturday. take a look at this video. this is the street, not just a river in utah. officials say the good news is that no one was injured. evacuations have been lifted. >> utah could still see scattered thunderstorms today, though, and that is not what
they want to hear. so, let's bring in cnn's alexandra steele. alexandra, kind of walk us through what's in store. >> you know, the byu game, actually, the football game even delayed a couple of hours and officials said get out of your seats, get to safety. here's what happened. here's the radar picture from yesterday. all this monsoonal moisture coming in in earnest, and salt lake city points south, highland, about 30 miles south of salt lake city, here's what we saw, heavy rain, flooding and flash flooding. and again, that's part of the picture today. currently, here's the current radar. you can see kind of the moisture, the atmosphere still kind of getting its act together. but in the next two days, take a look at the rain we're going to see. again, in utah and in southern nevada, in areas of arizona, 2 to 4 inches there, another 1 to 2 in utah. so, once again, this monsoonal moisture coming in. it's the time of the year for it. so, we're going to take this forecast and move eastward, and the story here becomes something a little bit different. it's the heat. mccook, nebraska, 106. all of these records. russell, kansas, 104.
kind of ensconced in the heat in nebraska, kansas, yesterday, but that heat is on the move, moving eastward. look at places like denver, records the last three days, 97. tying the record yesterday at 95. today 94. look what happens on tuesday, 67. so, that's what happens this time of year, kind of those crazy undulations of temperatures. but watch places farther eastward, like wichita. the heat stays because the axis of heat pushes eastward. so, 16 to 20 degrees above average with this ridge of high pressure. look what happens by the time we head toward tuesday and wednesday. it's actually wednesday that we're going to see the peak of this heat, places like boston and new york climb up about 10 to 15 degrees. so, there's new york. 84 on tuesday. it gets even warmer on wednesday, though. washington as well gets into the 90s, guys. so, here come the temperatures across the board, cruising from west to east and going up about 15 degrees. >> all right, alexandra. we will ride along for the warm-up. >> yeah!
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20 minutes after the hour now. before edward snowden, before bradley manning, there were christopher boyce and andrew dalton lee, a couple of california kids hell bent on damaging the u.s. government. some might remember them, maybe you remember them from "the falcon and the snowman." >> i had no idea the extent of the lies, the level of deception. >> who did you receive your
instructions from? >> you want to be partners? i'm offering you a partnership. >> in the 1970s, boyce was an nsa contractor. he claimed he was angry about what he called a u.s. plan to overthrow the australian government, so he teamed up with his friend, lee, to steal secret nsa codes and sell them to the soviets. they were caught, tried for espionage, sent to prison. dalton served 20 years, boyce served 25, but what happened after they were freed has been a mystery until now. christopher boyce and his wife, kate, are providing some answers in their new book, "the falcon and the snowman: american sons." they sat down with me for an exclusive interview. it was christopher's first on-camera interview in 28 years. now, i asked him how the relationship with chris's childhood friend and co-conspirator deteriorated, why he sold the secrets to the soviets in the first place and if the decades he served in prison were worth it. >> i am saying that it is a
terrible thing for a person to bring down upon themselves, but if you so firmly believe that what you're doing is right, then yes, you ought to do it, but you need to realize the consequences. >> i think a lot of readers were really touched or impressed with you, kate, and why you got involved with this case. you were a paralegal at the time. you were trying to get out boyce's co-conspirator, andrew dalton lee. what attracted you to this case and why did you become so intimately involved with trying to free these two men? >> in my various meetings with dalton, we became very close friends and i was very fond of dalton and i couldn't not be involved in that. so, as i struggled to work with him, i also realized that i needed to communicate with ch s chris, mostly because i wanted some kind of an input from chris as to what i could do to help dalton, what i could tell the
commission at his hearings. and as i got more and more involved with it and just became friends with chris, it kind of took over. >> what happened to that relationship and why did it go away? >> i think that he blames me, in a way, for what we both did, and that's understandable. >> and cait, you worked for a very long time to try to free this man and now you're not speaking to him? >> it's not that i'm not speaking to him. i would be more than happy to talk to dalton, but there's no part of dalton that's ever going to forgive me for marrying chris. >> well, i also asked christopher and cait about bradley manning, edward snowden, and i wanted to know if they thought manning and snowden were traitors for revealing american secrets. >> i'm not much on that "t" word. that really bothers me. a lot of people have referred to chris as a traitor, too. i don't happen to believe that. i think in manning and snowden's case, i truly believe that if, in fact, everything that they have said is 100% true, i think
they're heroes. >> heroes. >> and that should get me in trouble. >> so, you spent decades in prison. you'd call him a hero as well? >> yes, i would. i don't know that i could do what i did again, but i believe that what he did was right. i believe that what he has revealed was in the best interests of the american people, and i think that he is attempting to defend civil liberties, and i think that the surveillance state is a threat to our civil liberties. >> would you be interested in working on their cases, considering your history? >> absolutely. absolutely. absolutely. >> and online, you can find out why cait is interested in working on bradley manning's case specifically. this is part two. part one aired yesterday. if you want to see that, you can see it on cnn.com. christi? >> all righty, thanks.
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this is 5. >> no kidding. just when you thought you have seen it all, and we have shown you some very interesting things in the "must-see moment," we've got something new for you. >> a 31-pound cat named buddha. the 31-pound cat got me first, but buddha is working out on an underwater treadmill. seriously? an underwater treadmill for the cat. >> apparently, it's working, because buddha has built up his endurance, is now walking on the treadmill 12 minutes at a time. good for you, buddha, got to start somewhere. and me's lost 5 pounds, so good. >> i bet he's not happy, though. that cat doesn't look happy. a lot of cats don't look happy, but that one really doesn't look happy. >> and most cats don't like water. >> look, he's crying for help. all righty. we'll see you at the top of the hour, 8:00 eastern, for another round of your "new day sunday." we're glad to have you here. >> first, "sanjay gupta md" starts right now.
hey, i'm dr. sanjay gupta reporting all week from the syria/lebanon border. and joining me from atlanta is my friend and colleague brooke baldwin. hey, brooke. >> good to see you in lebanon. as we know the geography of the region, you are next door to syria, and i have a lot of questions for you as far as what you have seen in the last couple of days being in and around the beirut area. so, let me just begin with what we have seen so far. we have seen the videos. it looks absolutely devastating. you are there. is what you've seen what you expected? >> well, you know, i'll tell you, brooke, i've been to many refugee camps around the world, and i think, certainly, as a
father, you can't help but notice the children in a lot of these refugee camps, and sort of trying to imagine what they're going through, the things that they've seen and how they're going to sort of move forward. and that's challenging. i think what is particularly challenging about what's happening here in lebanon, along the border, is it's a very disorganized, chaotic, fluid situation. you've got refugees coming across the border so frequently now, and those numbers are only expected to go up. so, you know, after two years now almost, brooke, of setting up these camps right along that border, in sometimes some very dangerous areas, it's still very make-shift. refugee camps are always that way, but more than i would have expected, i think, in this case, brooke. >> i want to talk about some of the people, of course, who you've met at these refugee camps and kids specifically, but let me first ask about this exclusive access that you and our cnn team had into this secret hospital, steps from the syrian border. how did you get in there and what did you see, sanjay? >> well, we were spending some
time in refugee camps that day, and we got word of this hospital. we kept asking, what happens if people are more severely injured? where do they go? and that sort of led us into this, you know, pretty secretive hospital, certainly not a place they wanted to advertise or disclose in terms of its location. remember, we're talking about a syrian hospital, essentially, staffed by syrian doctors and other syrian staff to take care of syrian patients, but all of this is in lebanon, right along the border. and that's part of the sensitivity here. but ultimately, they did give us access and allowed us to visit certain tours of the hospital and to really get an idea. take a look. hard to believe, but these are the lucky ones. most refugees end up scattered in camps like this with little medical care available. so, four months ago, members of the free syrian army took over this mosque in the lebanese border town of madsel anjar. they turned it into a very basic
hospital. >> the types of injuries are gunshot wounds. >> yeah. >> amputations, spinal cord injuries? >> yeah, yeah. >> you see all of those here. >> yeah, yeah. >> we are just walking distance to syria. look over there, just to those mountain passes. dr. noor is syrian, as are all the medical staff here. they left their country to take care of wounded rebels. to keep them safe, the hospital is secret. no signs outside. they only allowed us to take pictures on the patient floors, and we agreed to limit what we would show that would identify people here. you don't want us to show your face. how worried are you about your own safety? >> very dangerous to do and to innocent people. >> there are many floors filled with patients, and inside this room, every man you see is a rebel fighter. every one of them shot or injured in combat. a sniper shot this man in the leg. this man's arm peppered with shrapnel. they are all afraid.
none wants to be identified, including this 24-year-old who says he was walking to work in damascus when a "rain of missiles" came down. he says he felt heat on his back and soon found he could not move his legs. he did get a ct scan over here which showed the fractures, and ultimately made it to this clinic, and he did get an operation, ultimately. you can see the screws in the bones here to do the fusion. the problem is the process took way too long, three months. the operation was unsuccessful. can i try and examine your legs? do you mind? can i examine? >> yeah, you can. >> can you try and kick up at all? nothing? it is not likely he will be able to walk again. in the last several weeks, dr. noor and his team have cared for more than 300 patients. and the good news, he tells me
all of them survived. but basic supplies are now running low. dr. noor says these shelves were once filled with antibiotics and pain medications. now he says there's just enough to last until the end of the month. and that is part of the problem, brooke. there's just not enough supplies. and think about those numbers and the number of injured that are coming across the border. this is one of the few hospitals that can take care of people with those severe injuries. and you saw what the supply situation is like. so, you get an idea of what some of the nervousness and anxiety is here, brooke. >> so, it's those that you've seen in the hospital. then we have to talk about refugees. there's one syrian refugee every 15 seconds, and you've been to the refugee camps, you've talked to the people. what did they have to say about a possible u.s. strike? >> reporter: i think the sense almost is that they think it's going to happen. now, granted, they don't have nearly the same access to
information that you do, that a lot of people do who have televisions, so it's much more word of mouth, but so much of the increase, i think even coming across the border, was because of the concern of those strikes, and i think that only grows. that concern only grows in these refugee camps. so, you see families that are coming across in parts of the families and then other members of the families coming across later. and again, the numbers just increasing. by the way, i point out quickly, brooke, because i know you've been talking about this. they say 700,000 to 750,000 refugees in lebanon from syria? those are registered refugees. the number could be double that if you count all the people who are just coming across without officially registering. >> wow. >> so, it's very difficult to keep track of this, brooke. >> then there is the fear, of course, of additional chemical weapons to be used. there is video that's surfaced, sanjay, of syrians making these homemade gas masks to, of course, protect themselves in the case of yet another attack. here they are. what about these masks, sanjay?
would this, homemade masks, actually help? >> no, i don't think they would help, brooke. and it's kind of sad to actually see that, because i think it just shows the desperation here. try anything. a couple things about sarin, and people are learning a lot about this gruesome chemical weapon. first of all, you can inhale it, but you can even just get a small amount on your skin and it could also cause the devastating symptoms that way as well. it is odorless, it is tasteless. you don't know that you've been exposed until you start to develop symptoms. but to your question, brooke, that mask there that we showed the video of, that would not work. let me show you the type of mask that could possibly offer benefit. this is a military-grade mask. besides actually filtering what you're breathing in, it also covers the skin on a large part of your face. you do obviously have to cover your skin on other parts of your body as well to be fully protected. best advice, if you think there's been a release, you've got to just run out of the area, get out of there as quickly as
possible. it tends to be a heavy gas, it tends to settle closer to the ground, doesn't tend to disperse as much. so, get out of there, get your clothes off of you because it can linger on your clothes, and then wash your body because it can linger on your skin. so, people who have nonlethal doses will often recover, but getting out of there really seems to be the key. >> so, with sarin, according to reports, there are hundreds of thousands of tons of this stuff, of sarin, not far from where you are. if there were to be this massive explosion of this type of gas, how far would it spread? >> i think the possible good news here is that as far as the refugee camps, which are over the mountains, over past between syria and lebanon, it's unlikely to come over into those refugee camps. so the people with the concerns in the camps along the border towns, understandable concerns, but probably not something they really need to worry about, because again, it's a heavy gas. by the time -- if there were small concentrations that made it over the mountain overpasses,
it'd be so diluted to likely not have an effect. but again, part of -- this is a psychological terrorism as much in some ways as it is a physical terrorism. so, you know, they're so frightened of this and they do everything they can to try and protect themselves, but the good news is, if there's any good news in this, at least for the people who are further away, they're not likely to be affected by this. >> let's take a quick break, sanjay. stay with me there from neighboring lebanon. because coming up next, i want to talk to you about the people struggling to survive without food, without medical care. back in a moment. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results.
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continuing our special coverage of the "crisis in syria," you know the situation is incredibly desperate for so many people there and the people hit the hard are the children. in fact, a lot of them are dying. correspondent arwa damon takes us to a make-shift hospital where children are struggling to stay alive without food or proper medical care, but i have to warn you. get the kids out of the room now because some of the video we're about to show you is very graphic. >> reporter: in this video uploaded to youtube by opposition activists, 2 1/2-year-old ibrahim struggles
for life. his body can't take solid food. it can only digest milk, but there isn't any for him. through skype, they reached a doctor in syria, the pediatrician who treated ibrahim. "there are many illnesses we are confronting because of an absolute absence of food," dr. samer explains. "we've depleted all of our food reserves, even animal products that could act as alternatives because there are no animals left." >> sadly, since arwa filed that report, we have learned that little boy has since died. an important point, cnn has no way to independently verify the authenticity of these videos. the red cross says they can't confirm how many people are in this condition because they simply have not been granted access to some of those troubled areas in syria. want to take you back to the neighboring lebanon. dr. sanjay gupta back with me who has been reporting from the border for the past couple of days. and sanjay, the video, the video
just continues to be very, very difficult to look at. there is absolute devastation and desperation in syria, but the refugee camps where you visited in lebanon, is malnutrition a problem for them, too? >> yes, it can be a problem here. i've just got to say, brooke, all the problems in the world that we talk about, and we've talked about a lot of them lately, feeding children should not be that big a problem. it is heartbreaking to look at some of that. and we saw some evidence of malnutrition in the refugee camps where we were as well. there was a boy that i met, he is 8 months old. he looks like he's about 4 or 5 months old, you know. i have children myself, so you get such a good gauge of being able to tell how big a child should be, and it is tough to see children who just aren't developing because of the lack of food. so, it is a problem. they're doing their best, i think, in some of the places, the ngos, to bring supplies in, but again, the numbers we just talked about make that challenging. >> right. and i know you have been all
over the world, you have covered natural disasters, droughts, wars, you've been in refugee camps, you know, worldwide. you mentioned ngos. what really works to get these kids what they need? >> well, you know, you need to find products that can be very sustainable, that don't need refrigeration and can provide both macro and micro nutrients. and i don't want to get too inside baseball here, but let me make it quite simple. this is something called pluminot. it comes in a package like this. it's essentially a peanut-based product that doesn't require refrigeration. it's mixed with some skim milk, but once it's opened, it can be reused. and this provides a lot of the fat, the protein and a lot of the micronutrients that kids need. brooke, this is what i'm talk being in terms of solving big problems. this can actually help address chronic malnutrition in many places around the world, this, peanut butter in a tin foil thing, and it costs less than $1 a day. so i mean, i don't want to, you know, obviously, these are -- i
don't want to minimize these problems, but there are some simple solutions out there, too, that can make a huge difference. >> and i know people sitting here at home wondering how they can help, go to cnn.com/impact. we have a list of groups who are trying to help get things like that to children and adults, of course, in syria and beyond. sanjay, stay with me, because before you hop the plane to lebanon, you hop a plane to key west. we will talk about this story you were all over here in the united states. roll the video and you will see her. you'll recognize her. here she is in her swimsuit. diana nyad walking off a key west beach unassisted after swimming all the way from havana. her true extreme dream, coming up next. the secret is out. hydration is in. [ female announcer ] only aveeno daily moisturizing lotion has an active naturals oat formula that creates a moisture reserve so skin can replenish itself. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. [ all ] who's new in the fridge! i help support bones... [ ding! ] ...the immune system... [ ding! ] ...heart health... [ ding! ]
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how about something positive. you know the story this week. earlier on endurance swimmer diana nyad made history again. she tried four different times to swim the 100-mile stretch between cuba and key west. the 65 year old swam nearly 53 hours straight to become the first person to cross the waters without a shark cage. just hours afterward, guess who she sat with? of course, dr. sanjay gupta. take a look. >> it's a great story. you have a dream 35 years ago. doesn't come to fruition. you move on with life. you turn 60.
your mom just dies and you want to look for something and the dream comes again in your imagination. no one has ever done it. i'm not sure when the next person will do it. that's how hard it is to get everything right. when i say everything right, with all of the experience i have especially in this ocean i never knew i would suffer the way i did. >> are you hurting right now? >> i was hurting then. i know your face is swollen. >> that's okay. that's temporary. 13 hours to avoid the fatal attacks of the jellyfish. they are close to 80% fatal no matter what the sting is, how small, what part of the body. i had a prosthetics mask made. it's brilliant because jellyfish
won't penetrate it. i wasn't stung and they were there. >> what about sharks? >> great shark team. brave, experienced. in the black of night they're just in there looking for eyes. and if the eyes are far apart, it's a large animal. >> at those times when it was really tough and wind was blowing hard and squalls and stuff like that, what do you think about? >> my whole mantra this year was find a way. not doing well, find a way. >> find a way. i like that. >> it was really rough that first day, saturday, after the start. i just said, forget about the surface up. get your hands in somehow and with your left hand say push cuba back and push forward toward it.
>> you got this! you got this! you got this. >> you had just gone through something nobody has ever done before. has that set in? >> yes because i've been trying so long. today i had 15 hours. you can see last night the lights of key west. our navigator said it's probably going to be about 15 hours of swimming. but i just believed in it. i believed i could make it. >> goose bumps. find a way. diana says the journey was thrilling but she has tremendous satisfaction. with the spark miles card from capital one,
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we should tell you this weekend is the big malibu triathlon. sanjay planned to race but couldn't be there because of the situation in syria. look at these five regular viewers spending nine months training for the race with the good doctor's help. all of the way from lebanon, what's your message for these guys? >> well, first of all, let me say i am sorry i could not be there. for good reason. maybe by the end of this you'll be inspired to do a triathlon yourself. let me just tell you that the reasons that i got involved in this in the first place was because this is a chance for you to hit the reset button your
life. i know our six pack is watching from malibu. i'm talking to you directly and viewers interested in this. this is a chance to hit the reset button in your life. how often do you get a chance to do that? you should do something every day that scares you. that's part of living. do something every day that scares you and makes you feel more alive and tomorrow morning when you wake up, you'll be a little scared. this is something that scares you. here's a couple pieces of advice. it goes swim, bike, run. line up by the water first. the swim. make sure you do that. also don't make the mistake i made the first time which is not to have my goggles all set and i got them kicked off my head at the beginning. get those goggles on. do a few strokes before you get going. after you get to the bike, do the bike ride. when you get back, take off your helmet before you start the run. you'll look a little ridiculous if you start that run with your helmet on. you may forget things. it's okay. it's part of this tremendous journey and i'm so proud of you.
i'm sorry i could not be there in malibu. i wanted to be there. i wish you the best of luck. maybe you can join us next year as well? >> maybe, maybe. you sound like a girlfriend of mine that did ironman. she was prepared to get elbowed and kicked when she swam. tough crowd. good luck to them from me as well. i know you are in lebanon for a couple more days? >> we'll be here for a few more days. as you know, it's a very fluid situation. i think it's safe to say that nobody in the world really knows how the next few days are going to unfold in this part of the world. we don't know how long we're going to be here. we are going to be spending some time in the border regions looking at the impact of what happens over the next few days on the citizens in this area but also people who are coming across the border from syria into lebanon. we are just walking distance from there and these refuge e camps and we'll look at what's happening there in the next few days. >> be safe, be safe, be safe to
you and our cnn crew. incredible reporting. we'll watch in the coming days as this is a fluid situation. we'll continue our special cnn coverage from cnn and beyond. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with us. now time for a check of our top stories making news right now. lawmakers return to capitol hill tomorrow. their agenda is clear. their votes are anything but. what we do know is what the obama administration is showing members of congress to make their case for a strike on syria. >> and hbo smash "boardwalk empire" returns tonight. it inspired us to ask, who are the hottest rivalries in sports right now? a special bleacher report for you.
rise and shine. thank you so much for keeping us company here on a sunday morning. welcome to "new day." i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell and this is "cnn sunday morning." . >> in a little more than 24 hours, congress will be back to work in congress after this month-long break. first task is deciding whether to attack the syrian regime. that's a big one on the table. >> we have a chance to see the evidence that they are seeing. we want to warn you that what you're about to see is disturbing. we're showing it to you because your representative in congress in part will use this video to determine if he or she will vote to authorize a strike on syria. the video shows dozens of people dying or dead after being gassed with a deadly nerve agent. >> please know that's coming up in about three seconds. we don't want you to get caught off guard. a good time to herd the kids out
of the room here. cnn's jake tapper was the first to obtain these 13 videos that the obama administration has shown to the senate intelligence committee. >> some show entire rooms fall of corpses you see in the corner children. others show people convulsing on the floor and shaking. this man switching uncontrollably. >> there are still others that show the desperate attempts to resuscitate the lifeless bodies of young children. it's so hard to look at. >> barbara starr is at the pentagon for us. the question that i have this morning and members of congress have as well what makes the u.s. believe that the tapes are authentic and that this proves in any way the syrian regime is responsible for those attacks? >> let's go to the question of authenticity first. what officials are telling cnn is that the tapes that you saw, those disturbing tapes, were shot first from multiple angles. and they also had overhead
imagery, satellite imagery of the outdoor area around these places and that all matched. they also have survivors corroborate it. they are making the case to congress this week that these videos are very clear in the view of the administration that this gas attempt happened and terrible event where so many people died happened. the second question, who did it? who ordered the attack. this is something that's becoming an increasing debate according to all of the sources, the official government sources we've spoken to. what they have is circumstantial evidence. they don't have sources tell us that final bit of evidence that tells them either bashar al assad ordered it, his generals ordered it, his regime ordered it. if they have intercepts, communications, we haven't seen or heard it yet. but administration's view -- they said this for weeks now. it doesn't matter to them.
they very much have the policy that they are going to hold the syrian regime responsible for this. responsible for the attack. they believe in the administration that the rebels or al qaeda elements in syria could not have carried it out. they did not have access to the weapons delivery systems, the missiles, the rockets, the artillery and that they didn't have access to the chemical weapons stockpile itself. that's where it sits right now. big issue for congress coming up this week. >> all right. barbara starr, thank you for walking us through that this morning. we appreciate it. >> the obama team is expected to press congress on syria all week. >> tomorrow is house lawmakers first day back to work since summer recess. >> our chief correspondent dana bash joins us. you see the corner filled with children. what role will videos play in this intense lobbying of congress in vote to authorize? >> from the point of view of the
administration they hope it will have a huge role. the point of it is to make the moral case. never again. show them this is happening in the world in 2013. we as the united states we have to stop it. so that is a big, big part of the argument. that's number one. number two is going to be to what end? you stop it and then what is the goal ultimately long-term with regard to the military and the strategic diplomatic objective in the region. >> listen top what charlie rangel said about his concerns. >> the last time i heard language like this in limited war and we have to stop these evil people was saddam hussein. now, that's been over ten years ago. 6,700 americans, americans, have been killed.
we spent a trillion dollars. i have been elected to represent the people in my congressional district. i could not possibly go before them and say that what i've heard from the president and the secretary of state warrants going to war. >> what he just said is so critical for a number of reasons. number one, because of who he is. he obviously as i said is a veteran democrat. he is somebody who is traditionally a very loyal obama supporter but clearly hearing from his constituents in harlem that this is not something they want to support the president on. and we can't underscore enough how much i'm hearing from members of the democratic party and republican party that it's not so much about the intelligence, which barbara was talking about, which they haven't proved in a public way, but it's about the why. why are we going to do this? are we going to take out assad? is that a good idea? what if we do this and assad
uses these chemical weapons again? do we go back and strike again? where does it end? what is long-term strategy? that is what members of congress are saying they're not getting answers from administration on. >> we know where charlie rangel sits at this moment. you have been keeping a running tally of the vote count. do you know where it stands this morning? >> we have an amazing team here at cnn. dan has been taking charge of this. the latest is as following. in the senate where likely need 60 votes to get this in, 25. only 25 yes. 20 no and 55 undecided. this is democratic led senate. over to the house where it's even more of a challenge. much more of a challenge when you look at raw numbers. only 24 yes. they'll need 217 to approve this. 24 yes. 123 no. 272 undecided. 14 unknown. they haven't said. see that humongous gray area of undecided, many of them, i would
venture to say most of them, are at this point leaning no. so the administration has a lot of work cut out for them. they understand that. they'll start by giving house members a briefing tomorrow night when members come back. a lot of them have been coming back on their own to be part of briefings this past week but this is going to be the first time where everybody will be back and that's a big deal tomorrow night. >> all right. steep hill to climb for the administration. chief congressional correspondent dana bash in washington. thank you. president obama's intense campaign for a strike on syria really goes into overdrive this week. tomorrow he's talking with cnn's wolf blitzer and you can see that interview in "the situation room" at 6:00 eastern and more cnn coverage tuesday night when the president himself addresses the nation on syria. >> secretary of state john kerry says the number of nations willing to join a strike on syria is in double digits. he wouldn't name the countries. kerry is on a european swing to
shore up commitments on syria meeting with representatives of the arab league in paris today. the u.k. rejected any military role. across the u.s., anti-war demonstrators are hitting the streets voicing their opposition to any military action in syria. let's go to washington first where hundreds gathered outside of the front gates of the white house letting the president and congress know they do not want another war. across the country in san francisco, crowds chanted and held banners proclaiming "no new war on syria." there was some support for a proposed military strike. a much smaller group also got together in san francisco. they asked for u.s. support in bringing down the assad regime. >> take a look at this. some rough weather, heavy rains, flash floods, forced utah residents to have to leave their homes yesterday. listen to all of this mess here in utah.
and this is a street. this is in a neighborhood. it's not a river. officials say the good news in this community is that no one was hurt. evacuations are no longer in place there. one witness near alpine said the rushing waters looked like a black monster of lava. wow. >> quite a description. that utah storm is expected to linger which is the bad news. there's still a chance the region could get hit by scattered thunderstorms. >> let's bring in cnn's alexandra steele. what can they expect today? >> expect more of the same. monsoon season there. all of the moisture coming up from the southwest. about an inch and a quarter. here's the radar from yesterday when the storms moved through. here's the time stamp. saturday 4:00 in the afternoon. south of salt lake you can see where this heavy rain was. so kind of flash flooding occurred and really just in a very short period of time. here's a look at the current radar picture. now, it certainly is not seeing robust activity but we will.
the atmosphere just kind of getting its act together and again today, tomorrow, another one to two inches expected throughout portions of utah. here's the quadrant of concern today. here in the southwest southern areas around las vegas, southern nevada in toward utah down toward phoenix, one to two inches and south of that even more. two to four inches. that's the southwest. as we head eastward, the story really changes. it becomes record heat. look at nebraska and kansas yesterday. 106 in mccook. 104 in russell. dome of high pressure in the center of the country and that's pushing eastward. here's a look at the high temperatures. 94 yesterday tying a record in denver at 95. 97 the day before. and then 67 by tuesday. as the farther east you go, the high temperatures really stay in place. what will happen is this high pushes eastward taking these temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees to the eastern seaboard. so by the time we head toward
tuesday and wednesday, washington gets into the 90s. peak of the heat in the east will be wednesday. beautiful five-day stretch along the eastern seaboard. >> all right. alexandra steele, thank you so much. still to come on "new day," the video we've seen this morning is just gut wrenching. it's difficult to watch we know. the new video that shows the aftermath of a chemical attack is going to play an important role this week. >> as the world waits for u.s. response, the question lingers. does releasing this footage to the public compromise the american military strategy. up next, a retired army general weighs in. it's all up for grabs today. a preview of the big u.s. open finals rematch. we'll see if serena williams can take home her 21st title. peace of mind is important when you're running a successful business.
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first that these pictures are disturbing. you may want to get the kids out of the room now. it shows dozens of people dying or dead after being gassed. this clip you see what appeared to be lifeless bodies there sprawled out across the floor. there are 13 of these videos. another one, a young boy twitching and shaking and you can see the effects of this deadly nerve agent now with the entire world watching and administration pressing hard for a strike on syria. does the release of this group of new videos complicate a probable military strategy? >> let's bring in retired general major james "spider" marks. thank you for being with us. let me get your reaction first of all of to the first time you saw those videos. >> they are horrible. as a human being this is the type of thing you wouldn't want anyone to be subjected to. it's an atrocity. it's a moral outrage and as a
parent it's something i would never wish on anyone. it's terrible. >> general, i would like to know with chemical weapons in possibly populated areas, is there any precedent for trying to degrade or disassemble some of these things. do we know how this would happen? >> the united states has the capability. it's in the arsenal of capabilities. it's very difficult. prime consideration is what's known as collateral damage assessment and making sure the local population is either out of the way or toxins that might be released are minimized and clearly there's never 100% solution. there's a capability. it's called fuel air explosive which is an extremely hot very explosive implosion that would take place on top of chemical stockpiles.
there's a bunch of prework that has to go into make sure it's right and validate the coordinates and stuff is not moved. when you attack a target like that, it can be done. it cannot be done by cruise missiles. that's not the weapon system to be used against that type of capability. if the united states -- we don't know the plan -- if the united states is expanding its attack profile, then it would include fixed wing aircraft, pilots at risk, a lot of work that would have to go into making sure that that becomes -- you minimize the risk and that becomes the mission that can be executed very precisely and quickly. >> this is part of where hesitation comes from from most people. obama administration trying to illustrate the assad regime is responsible for this. i don't know. does this video prove either way and if isn't the government and it's opposition, how do we know opposition isn't as dangerous as
the regime. >> we have to assume opposition is -- look, assad has hezbollah fighting and supporting his military and he has his own militia and within the insurgency you have al qaeda forces. you have a bunch of extremely bad actors in syria that have been fighting each other for the last almost three years. the issue remains is that assad is the president of syria whether we want him gone and we're talking about regime change or we're not, he owns those capabilities. those are stockpiles that are part of the syrian military. he's responsible irrespective of how these things were released. that's a distinction without a difference. it has been proven at least forensically that chemicals were used. we have that proof. the only one that has the capability of delivering those chemicals without putting his own people at risk is assad and
his military. then you make the determination of what are we going to do about it? >> good to have you. thank you, sir. >> thank you so much. next on "new day," sports, sports, sports. preview of all of the must see things going on today including a look at the big u.s. open finals rematch and we have to talk football. >> it's a sunday in september. we'll be right back. eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin dedicated to your eyes, from bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite is uniquely formulated to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. and now there's ocuvite eye + multi. an eye vitamin and multivitamin in one. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition
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tokyo hear that they will be hosting the 2020 summer olympic games. >> tokyo. >> that's at the site of the announcement. watch how they react in tokyo and remember it's 5:20 in the morning when they make this announcement. >> thousands of people. you can't start any other way. >> they were up all night. >> congratulations to tokyo. >> absolutely. serena williams going for history today at the u.s. open as she is taking on second ranked tennis star victoria azarenka in a rematch of last year's final. she'll be the oldest winner of
the new york grand slam at 31 if she pulls it off. 3.5 million bucks if it happens. and then tomorrow nadal will play djokovic in the men's grand slam tiitle. we'll see how it comes out. >> let's talk sports rivalries. it's a sunday in september. that means we're talking football. last night's game between notre dame and michigan set an all-time football attendance record. let's bring in joe carter now. >> didn't that happen with ohio state and michigan. >> notre dame earlier this week said we're not rivals with michigan. michigan showed up huge. 115,000 plus filled the big house last night. comparison, the super bowl, largest attendance crowd ever, 105,000 so college football 10,000 bigger than the nfl. look at the people. i love the blimp shot.
when ohio state comes to town at the end of november, the 115 record will go down. a new star born in football. scored five touchdown. michigan went to win the game 41-30. wolverines won four straight at home against what notre dame say is not their rival, against the irish. another big upset yesterday was a really good one between two in-state rivals, that's miami and florida. miami beat the gators all of last season. florida was good at not turning the ball over. florida turned it over five times in one game. four in the red zone. you can't turn it over in the red zone. there was a lot of high school recruits there. they said 150 of the best high school players in the country were there on the sidelines watching the game. what a great opportunity for miami to capitalize on getting the best recruits in the country when they beat their in-state rival. and got to talk football. new york giants play dallas cowboys tonight.
america's team as they're called. prime time game. it will be a good one. giants are a perfect 4-0 in dallas stadium so at least since 2009. obviously they tend to have favorites today. you have new jersey governor chris christie even a cowboys fan. giants are in his home state. they play in his home state. he says he's in fact a cowboy fan. also a great announcement coming out supposedly today according to several reports bruno mars may be halftime performer at the super bowl. >> that would be a good one. joe carter, thank you very much. back to work for congress now. the agenda changed just a little since lawmakers left for summer break. house getting ready to tackle a possible strike on syria. that conversation just ahead. stay close. ♪
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gas attack in syria on august 21st. committee members saw the video last week. the images could be shown this week at briefings for house and senate members as well. >> number two, an estimated 100,000 people packed st. peter's square as pope francis held a vigil for the people of syria. he asked military leaders to not take military action but urged them instead to pull humanity out of a spiral of sorrow and death. >> basketball bad boy dennis rodman living up to his reputation. he isn't saying much about his trip to north korea recently but pressed about why he didn't help free kenneth bay, here's what the worm told reporters. "ask obama about that. ask hillary clinton about that. ask those [ bleep ] holes." rodman treated he wanted north
korea to free bay. and a volcano has not erupted in a long time but doesn't mean it's not dangerous. two researchers and a pilot were rescued after their helicopter iced over. they were stranded for two days in temperatures as low as 28 degrees and able to stay inside the busted helicopter and sleep in sleeping bags to stay warm. >> two men are recovering after they were bitten by sharks off the coast of florida. authorities say this happened south of daytona beach. the men were swimming in knee deep water when one was bitten on the foot and other on the shin. fortunately they are expected to live. congress gets back to work tomorrow on capitol hill. number one on the agenda is syria. a briefing is set for monday evening for members of congress. >> who are expected to see those
13 very startling videos part of which you have seen already. these videos that intelligence officials say prove chemical weapons were used to kill 1,400 people in syria last month. cnn's jake tapper was first to get those videos after shown to senators last week. jake? >> reporter: cnn obtained the shocking videos shown to a key senate committee on thursday which shows what the intelligence committee describes as victims of a sarin gas attack. i must warn our viewers that the videos are quite disturbing. the videos were shown thursday in a classified briefing to members of the senate intelligence committee. the chair, democratic senator dianne feinstein of california requested the intelligence community put the dvd together to show this evidence of a chemical weapons attack. she's advocating for military intervention in syria. young children convulsing on the floor. close-up shots of people apparently dying.
lines of what seem to be dead bodies. we should note the videos do not prove the assad regime carried out these attacks. that's a claim the u.s. government is making based on other information that cnn has not verified. these clips were shown to the senate intelligence committee but not yet to members of the house of representatives. we could expect them to see those images in one of their classified briefings coming up. back to you. >> jake tapper, thank you. an exceptionally busy week ahead in washington. congress is back from summer break. the president is ramping up his campaign to win approval for the strike on syria. >> "state of the union" host candy crowley joining us now. you'll talk to people about politics of syria. what have you got? >> we'll talk to white house chief of staff denis mcdonounii about all of these things, the white house approved of the use of this video trying to push
that vote and get backing even though the white house continues to say that in fact he doesn't actually need congressional approval and so we will talk to him about that and what the president may say tuesday night. we also have three members of congress who at this point are undecided in one way or another about whether they will vote yes or no. we'll talk to them about their reservations about that as well and we'll have a political panel and an update on what's going on at capitol hill at this point. packed show for packed week. >> interested to see what they have to say. advertising gone wrong. good to have you on cnn.
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tuesday then the president will address the nation making his case for action in syria and cnn will be covering that live as well. you'll find it right here. wednesday it's a day of remembrance already. the 12-year anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks. observances in new york, d.c., towns all over the country. we'll be covering that. and on sunday, the new season of cnn's "parts unknown with anthony bourdain." episode one tours of israel, west bank and gaza. victor? >> that's a great show. beautifully shot if you haven't watched it, check it out. a texas sign company is in trouble after launching an ad campaign that looks a little too real. look at this. the company designed this decal for truck tailgates and let's just say everyone is looking at this getting a lot of attention. it shows a woman tied up and bound. the company's owner says he was surprised by his community's
reaction. matt with kwtx has more. >> reporter: if you are driving down the road and saw this, with a would you do? on the surface it looks like a woman tied up in the back of a truck. but it's actually an optical illusion made by this sign company in waco. >> i wasn't expecting the reactions that we got. nor was i really anything that we certainly condone or anything else. it was just something we had to put out there to see who notices it. >> brad cobb is his name. signs and marketing are his game. he owns hornet signs. one of the company's specialties is car wrap advertising. which led to the idea of selling these. tailgate decals. >> it wasn't our intent was to make that the branding of our company. it was more of just what can we do with it?
when you will put a wrap on the side of your vehicle, you want that image to be realistic and portray the image of your company. >> when an employee of hornet signs was tied up and photographed, this decal was made and slapped on the back of another employee's truck and public reactions have been one sided. >> it was an experience for us and short-term and i was really shocked at how much traffic that it did drive. >> we posted a photo of the tailgate on our facebook and asked for your opinions. a majority agreed with rhonda who said abduction or any violence against women is not funny or cute. a few sided with chris nelson who said this american business owner has a decal that made the news. like it or not, it works. either way, since the decal has hit the streets, cobb has seen an influx in orders so poor taste or good business? you decide. >> the business owner says that he put it out there and wanted
to see if people would react. what else would he expect? a woman tied up in the back of a truck. >> i don't know. sometimes good intentions just take a nosedive when you're not thinking straight but like that gentleman said we're talking about it. >> sales are up. >> all right. next on "new day," let's move along here. controversial photos show what look to be service members expressing opposition to military action in syria. are they real though? if so, how much trouble could these men and women be in? copd makes it hard to breathe...
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cnn has not been able to verify the photos but they are raising serious questions. >> reporter: political messages like these posted on a facebook page by a group called "the armed forces tea party" showing unanimous people in military uniform condemning a u.s. military strike in syria have gone viral. this one reads "i didn't join the marine corps to fight for al qaeda in a syrian civil war." this other one directed to the president, "obama i will not deploy to fight for your al qaeda rebels in syria. wake up, people." what do you think these messages will do? >> the messages on facebook i think it creates an awareness that there is a difference of opinion within the military. >> reporter: jose served in the army for 15 years and understands why these service members are speaking out. he's not linked to the facebook page but says he was honorably
discharged as an objector meaning he left the military on grounds of freedom of thought. >> i did a lot of reading and went to college and understood the majority of people injured during car civilian casualties by in large. >> reporter: if unanimous photos in these photos are indeed active military personnel, retired general "spider" marks says they could be in real trouble. >> anyone in uniform right now disagrees in advance with what the discussion is all about, they run the risk of being punished. >> reporter: or the uniform code of military justice. the department of defense and the tea party groups decline to comment to cnn regarding these photos and their potential action. >> rosa flores is live in new york with us this morning. what type of punishment are we talking about here? >> you know, victor, we talked
to retired u.s. army general "spider" marks about that specifically. it depends. they would have to identify the uniform code a.m. section that would apply. after that it would be circumstantial. it would depend on the type and manner of service that have been brought forward by these potential service members. but then again we've got to remember that there's a lot of ifs in this. this is if these are indeed service members that are active members of the military and if they are identified and if the d.o.d. decides to investigate. there's a lot of questions like you mentioned. we've not been able to independently identify these individuals or if they are active members of the military. >> all right. quickly, can you tell us -- let's throw another if in there. this is a really uncomfortable and dangerous situation if you have combat members -- members of the military going into combat who question the motive. maybe they go rogue while they
are working. >> you know, we asked him that as well. short answer was no because as soon as any military member goes into an active mission, they focus on that mission. i have the exact same question. i said what if that happens? he does tell me that leadership within the u.s. army and other branches of the military are on the lookout. it's their obligation to be on the lookout for individuals like these and so that's what they would be doing in this particular case. >> rosa flores in new york. thank you. >> it seems like everyone is talking about syria and whether the u.s. should attack it even celebrities are speaking out and some are causing a stir. designer kenneth cole tweeted this. boots on the ground or not, let's not forget sandals, pumps and loafers, hash tag footwear. a lot of people were upset by that. and then there's a supposed sex tape that turned out to be a public service announcement aimed at creating awareness
about syria. let's talk about this more and who is weighing in with cnn editorial producer. so what are people saying? >> let's start with madonna. she says u.s. stay out of syria for humanity sake. she has the f word in there which she deletes. you are saying who cares what madonna says. 30,000 people followed her instantly. there was one reaction of someone said madonna, let us remind you that you are here to entertain us. >> so people didn't want to hear what she said but they cared enough to respond back to her. >> you say what power does madonna have. quite a bit when it comes to her followers on instagram. and then others think there should be military action in syria and retweeted the following saying.
samantha power's case for striking syria is the best i've heard from a member of obama admin." now you may not know these people because they are before your time, christi paul. legendary actor ed asner. they say beating war drums on syria is one of the many mistakes that obama has made. >> how are people responding to them? >> so many people agree and so many people are against. i went to a dinner party last night and conversation was getting dull. i said what do you think about syria? everyone has an opinion. my other favorite is george clooney was recently at a press conference for his new film.
he did expect off topic questions. one journalist said, he thinks they'll ask about ben affleck and "batman." what do they ask him about? they asked him about syria. >> remembering his support for the sudan. >> and remember his role in that. he was politically correct and did deflect the question. he does have a opinion as our viewers do so let us know. >> thank you so much. always good to have you here. >> up next, viral videos and must see moments after the break. stay with us. [ male announcer ] what's important to you?
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>> you can see it online. >> thanks for watching today. >> "state of the union with candy crowley" starts right now. make some great memories today. a picture is still worth a thousand words but will it sway a nation? today, u.s. intelligence agencies authenticate a series of horrific videos of what appear to be victims of sarin gas attacks in syria. a dvd designed to punctuate the president's argument that the u.s. must strike. >> we may not solve the whole problem but this particular problem using chemical weapons on children, this one we might have an impact on and that's worth acting on. >> in a pivotal week that includes top secret briefings and hearings and a political speech to the nation. the latest from chief of staff denis mcdono a