The situations that occurred in Libya and are presently occurring in Syria are much distorted in majority of the population’s eyes, with loose details and misinformation being preached by politicians, reported by the mainstream media, and discussed internationally. One key guide to being informed and understanding the events that took place is to realize that living in a certain part of the world shifts your views and the influences apart of that culture or society may distort ones thoughts on the crisis that took place overseas in the middle eastern/African countries of Libya and Syria. Grasping the conflict with an open mind and conducting research, one can acquire suppressed information that’s specifically meant to remain shy of the popular topics being debated in the world of the media and in openly discussed politics internationally. Through numerous research sources, the main point will be to show and prove that intervention in the Libya crisis and the Syria crisis are an extremely dangerous idea and are backed by imperialistic views and the desire for power. Though these rebellions that have been occurring can have a clear cut purpose to remove their benevolent dictators, Gaddafi or Assad, they have merged into western backed forces consisting of extreme Islamist views and goals to implement Sharia law. With the main stream media’s absence to report truth and valid information on these events, many people have become one sided not understanding the views from the other side and have been fed lies with the appearance of truth.
The crisis or rebellion that is occurring in Syria is similar to the one in Libya, except that Syria had a much longer time period to prepare for an event like this where as Libya had minimal time. When comparing the two, it is clear that both occurrences had very similar motives and funds. The people backing the rebels in Libya are the same people backing the rebels in Syria and the rebels themselves in Syria make up a portion of the Libyan rebels at the time. As for the international response to both, they are pretty accurate as well; only that Libya was acted upon more quickly, especially with their no fly zone.
What one must look at first, is how reliable and trustworthy are the rebels in Syria and what makes them reliable. Unfortunately, majority of these rebels that promote revolution in Syria are not actually from Syria, but hired mercenaries that happen to be Jihadists or members of Al Qaeda that come from other parts of the Middle East. As reports begin to spread that maybe these rebellions are engineered by western and other powers, more information comes to light supporting these thoughts.
Taking a look at the Syrian situation now, one can depict how such events are very similar to the “1957 Anglo-American assassination plot directed against the Syrian president, with a view to implementing ‘regime change’. The similarity to today’s war on Syria is striking.” This article shows that British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and US President Dwight Eisenhower planned for a regime change in Syria through funding from MI6 and CIA officials and would require a rebel force that would be called Free Syrian Committee and would be funded to assassinate the Syrian President.1 Similar to events today, where CIA officials have been granted access to aid and train Syrian rebels due to an order President Barack Obama signed in August, this “directive permits the CIA and other US agencies to provide assistance to help oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.” What is even more similar is that the rebel army in Syria today is called the ‘Free Syrian Army’ where as the 1957 document called for naming the rebel force ‘Free Syrian Committee’, hardly a coincidence. Seeing as though this rebellion in Syria may have been already on the ‘to-do list’ for the Americans and the British, depicting this as an engineered crisis is not too farfetched. Russian President,...
...Musselman & Mr.Montagna
Academic Global Studies
May 28th, 2014
SyrianConflict: Hopeful or Hopeless?
Thousands of people wake up every morning in Syria not knowing whether they are going to survive the day; they are in constant fear of bombings, attacks and even imprisonment based on their opinion of the government. Syria has been in a full blown civil war for 3 years now and there is no sign of stopping. Rebels and opposition groups are fighting for their democracy and basic human rights for their people. These protests and attacks have left the cities in ruins and there is barely enough food and electricity to power the cities, let alone outlying villages. Syria’s capital Damascus doesn’t even have people living in it due to the fact that there is no electricity or water. Based on evidence, the violence in Syria is far from over. The rebels and other opposition groups will continue to fight for democracy until either an outside country steps in or they reach a diplomatic solution.
In 2000, Bashar al-Assad came to power after following his father, Hafiz al-Assad, who was in power since 1971. President al-Assad promised democracy in Syria and did the opposite almost immediately after coming into power. According to BBC News, “Critics are imprisoned, domestic media are tightly controlled, and economic policies only benefit the elite” (Syria: Origins of the Uprising Para.2). After March of 2011, the Syrian people had enough...
...Consequences of SyrianConflict!
*Syria is now mired in an armed conflict between forces loyal to President Bashar al Asad and rebel fighters opposed to his rule.
-Since major unrest began in March 2011, various reports suggest that between 22,000 and 25,000 Syrians have been killed.
-U.S. officials and many analysts believe that President Bashar al Asad, his family members, and his other supporters will ultimately be forced from power, but few offer specific, credible timetables for a resolution to Syria’s ongoing crisis.
-In the face of intense domestic and international pressure calling for political change and for an end to violence against civilians, the Asad government offered limited reforms while also meeting protests and armed attacks with overwhelming force.
-Nonviolent protests continued, but their apparent futility created frustration and anger within the opposition ranks.
-An increasing number of Syrian civilians have taken up arms in self-defense, although armed rebel attacks alienate some potential supporters.
-The government accuses the opposition of carrying out bombings and assassinations targeting security infrastructure, security personnel, and civilians in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, and other areas.
-Accounts of human rights abuses by both sides persist, with the majority attributed to security forces and military units.
*Syrians have long struggled...
...The Syrian Civilian Conflicts
The Syrianconflicts have been occurring since the 15th of March 2011, as a secular revolt against autocracy. It turned out to be more than just a conflict that would be resolved with war. Some claiming it started of with only peaceful demonstrations then it evolved in to a continuous matter of disasters. While others claimed that they were more than just ‘peaceful demonstrations’. Obviously each discourse has their reasons for believing the truth they want to believe. Yet, what really is the truth? How can we know who is truthful and who is not? Was the media exaggerating? All these questions and more are doubts we all have when we see the news. Especially when it comes to news from the Middle East. It is hard for others to know the truth since we only see what the media tends to show us. Who is behind the media? The Syrianconflicts tended to divide its people in to two opposite dominant discourses. According to Michel Foucault, truth, morality and meaning are created through out discourse. Every age has a dominant group of discursive elements that people live in unconsciously. In relation, Syrian citizens cannot see what is right through out these conflicts. Yet, these people have not realized that these conflicts have affected them extremely to a point where it became a group discourse. The...
...as political corruption, economic depression including unemployment, high food price and etc. accumulated on each Arab country. Therefore, it is difficult to assure what makes them to start it.
Syria, an Arab country also in the conflict, is located on very particular place in Western Asia; north of Arabian subcontinent, south of Anatolia, west of Mesopotamia, and at the easternmost point of Mediterranean Sea. Given its geopolitical significance, Syria has been a crossroad of cultures for a long time which means there have been lots of languages; Arabic, Aramic and Cherkess, peoples; Arab, Kurd, and other non-Arabs, and religions; Sunnite, Shia, Christian also Jewish. For that reason, Syria has numerous factors of stirring its inner strife up.
French Mandate Era and Alawi
For a long time, Syria had been under the domination of Ottoman Empire. At that time, there was a system called ‘Millet’ which led to a quite peaceful coexistence between each religious group. After the Treaty of Sèvres (1920), Ottoman Empire lost control of Syria and an independent Arab Kingdom of Syria was established under King Faisal I, planning for pan-Arabian kingdom. However, his reign over Syria ended after only a few months, following the clash between his Syrian Arab forces and French forces at the Battle of Maysalun. French troops occupied Syria later that year after the League of Nations put Syria under French mandate.
The administrative system of the...
... The whole conflict with Syria is that it is in the midst of a civil war that has come to be
known as the Syrian Uprising. The civilians are fighting for the resignation of President Assad.
What were once peaceful protests turned into deadly riots after soldiers fired on demonstrators
which consisted of women and children which caused a nationwide uproar. This single action
would bring the world to the brink of a third world war.
August 21, 2013 civilians of Syria were gassed and innocent men, women, and children
died. President Assad violated international laws by using gas chemical because it was a weapon
that couldn’t decipher between soldier and civilian. Because of remarks made by President
Obama, stating that we were drawing a “Red Line”, meaning we would take action if it was
crossed America was included in further conflict. But a question arose if we should we be
involved in foreign conflict and should the president have power alone to declare war. The
problem is that there is no clear interpretation in the constitution of the that authority.
Congressional members have even signed a one hundred letter petition stating Obama
needs the votes of congress to declare war. The War Power act was one argument used to justify
Obama’s action. The act states “The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548)
is a federal law intended to check the president's power to...
... The security forces opened fire on the crowds, probably hoping that this would head off an escalation. They were wrong, and this is the spark that ignited the conflict in Syria.
The government of Syria has been in the hands of the Alawite minority for a long time, and they only make up 12% of Syrian, as opposed to the Sunni-Muslim majority which makes up 75% of the population. Since the Alawites’ control the government, their policies have leaned towards benefitting the Alawite minority. This is similar to what is going on in the United States, as the policies seem to benefit the wealthy, rather than the lower classes which make up the majority. The government is currently controlled by the Baa’th Party, which is basically an interest group that represents the Alawites. The Baa’th government is set up in a way that their dominance will not be challenged through democratic means in the foreseeable future. This is due to Baa’th being the only government party, as all political parties other than them have been banned. This leaves Syria as a one-party state without free elections. The people have no choice but to protest since elections will not get the job done, although there is little they can do because of the overwhelming presence of the Syrian military.
Since the demonstrations began in March, the Syrian government restricted independent news coverage, barring foreign free press outlets and arresting...
...The Syrian Uprising
Over the past couple of years we have certainly seen a drastic change in the Arab world dating back to December of 2010 in Tunisia as protestors forced ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country. This was the beginning of the Arab spring, which saw a revolutionary wave spread across many Arabic countries resulting in four leaders being forced from power in the countries of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. The sociological perspective onconflict states that the world is in a continual struggle and this is true as there is always going to be tension between two competing groups or multiple groups who don’t necessarily agree with a certain issue (Schaefer & Haaland, 2012). In most cases, especially in democratically stable countries, conflicts take the form of labor negotiations, gender relations and political debates. These issues are not violent and are necessary in order to make sure conflict does not escalate into violence. The uprising in Syria, which started in March of 2011, is a perfect example of a powerful regime that had the ability to control the people within that nation, and once that control was threatened drastic measures were taken. An oppressive state that refuses any type of reform to it’s policies needs to have control over the people an that is why the on-going massacre in this countries is still taken place, which has now claimed the lives of 6,000 people...
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