If you are dumbfounded by the idea of throwing missiles at Syria and that it will help bring peace to Syrian people, then you are not alone. Americans realize that bombing will do little to help the Syrian people. Considering the “humanitarian” motives of the White House, we are surprised no one has suggested other alternatives for achieving peace. The most effective step that we can easily take is to STOP HELPING THE REBEL ARMY!
Assad’s regime in Syria has not attacked the United States. It has not attacked an ally of the United States. It is not threatening to attack the U.S. or our allies, so why are we attacking them?
There are also many risks in attacking Syria. Despite our technology advances, any bombing rampage will have collateral damage and innocent Syrian civilians will die. The risks that substantial numbers of civilians die by U.S. bombs are very real, and could undermine the whole purpose of the operation.
A huge question we keep asking ourselves is how is Russia going to react? Although most people believe Russia would not retaliate in response to the U.S. bombing Syria, it is impossible to be certain. Perhaps the biggest risk comes from the rebel forces that might seize control of Syria if Assad’s regime does fall.
While Syria has never attacked the United States, we have been attacked by al-Qaeda and we remain at war with al-Qaeda. Do we really want to fight alongside our terrorist enemies in Syria? Do we want al-Qaeda fighters to get their hands on heavy weapons? We should not be teaming up with the enemies, we should be destroying them. This idea of bombing Syria will hopefully blow over. Not only do we not have the money, it is unsafe, we do not have the international support, and it is completely unconstitutional! We should be bringing our boys and girls home, not sending them back out.
...Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt. However, the uprising in Syria remains unresolved and has evolved into a bloody civil conflict, caused so much casualties which has left destruction, lawlessness, and fear across the country. A resolution to the conflict has yet to be found, and thus far the international community has been mired in its inability to decisively influence the situation in Syria. That being said, military intervention is what the U.S. has been thinking to solve the issue on Syria. Although this method has been used in the past to stop further conflicts, due to the unique circumstances involved with Syria (sectarianism, dense population, threat of an expansion of the conflict into a regional war, relative strength of the Syrian military). Personally I think it is just not the right thing to do.
One of the most pressing issues of the Syrian conflict is sectarianism; the division of the conflict between different religious and ethnic groups could transform it from a struggle against the Syrian regime into a struggle between the Syrian people. If there will be any military intervention and if they successfully overthrow the regime there will be a big chance of an expansion of the conflict into a regional war. There exists an acute anxiety amongst minorities about the predominately Sunni uprising, as these minorities fear discrimination or retribution if the regime collapses. The development of sectarian strife...
...Syrian Civil War Essay
The Syrian civil war is an armed conflict in Syria, which has began on 15
March 2011 with demonstrations and protests against Syrian president Bashar al-
Assad, which evolved into an armed rebellion. By now Syrian war cost more than
55,000 lives and many people are still dying in this war. It is important to focus on
ending of this war as soon as possible not only for good of Syria but also for the good
of whole world. My opinion is that the main problem why this war still continues is
because many countries are supporting their economy by sending new and new
weapons into Syria, and these weapons don’t end only in hands of Syrian army but
also in hands of rebels fighting against the government. I think that first think Syria
should focus on in these days is to secure its weapon sites, containing dangerous
chemical weapons also labeled as WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction). These
weapons became the point of interest of rebels, which are trying to take them and use
not only against Syrian army, but also against any else country including the USA.
Stated in Adam Clark Estes’s paragraph from The Atlantic Wire, it is scary
enough to think of what the Assad regime could do with the several hundred tons of
chemical weapons and horrifying to think of what terrorists would do. I think that
president Assad should pay more attention to...
...The popular-uprising-turned-armed-rebellion in Syria is in its third year, and seems poised to
continue, with the government and an array of militias locked in a bloody struggle of attrition.
Members of Congress and Administration officials are debating options for responding militarily
to President Bashar al Asad’s forces’ reported use of chemical weapons in attacks on rebel-held
areas and civilians. After the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Asad’s forces used
weapons in limited attacks earlier this year, the Obama Administration had signaled a pending
expansion of U.S. civilian and military assistance to the opposition.
Earlier in the conflict, U.S. officials and many analysts asserted that President Asad and his
supporters would be forced from power, but had di
fficulty articulating how that outcome would
take place within the timeframes they set forth. Recent developments suggest that both the
opposition and the Asad regime face considerable challenges in their attempts to assert greater
control over Syria. Increasingly, analysts have focused on the potential for the regime and its
opponents to carve out strongholds and prolong the fighting. Rapid escalation or swift regime
change could deal a decisive blow to actors seek
ing to advance goals contrary to U.S. interests,
but it could also further jeopardize the security
of chemical and conventional weapons stockpiles
and/or lead to wider regional...
...THE UNITED NATIONS
PEACE AND SECURITY
The UN calls for cessations of violence in Syria, calling it a crucial moment. Their goal isn’t to completely intervene but to create an environment where a serious and credible political process could be had. The protest movement has already taken 9000 lives. The UN is calling for an immediate halt of violence between South Sudan, and Sudan after South Sedan was bombed. A UN representative from the UN said there is no military solution to resolve conflict. He also pushed Sudan to work towards dialogue with Sudan to help bring peace. Through this you can see that the UN is working towards the goal of World peace and security for all Nations involved.
The UN has been working to stop the spread of malaria, the main focus being the highest concentration of malaria victims which is Africa. Even though there’s been a lot done already to minimize the number of deaths so far, the UN wants to ensure its goal of zero deaths to Maleria in 2015. The UN is collecting donations and working towards 3.2 Billion dollar goal that they will need to ensure their goal. The UN has also been working towards helping the need for fresh water in the pacific islands which have an extremely difficult time getting fresh water at this time of year because of the amount of precipitation. Once again, it is clear that the UN is constantly working towards the development of third world countries
In the area of...
A brief history of Syria since the French occupation until
WE CAN CATEGORIZE THE EVENTS
THROUGH WHICH SYRIA WITNESSED
INTO THE FOLLOWING:
Syria after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and French
Occupation in 1920 until the independence in 1946
Syria since the independence until 8th march 1963.
Syria since the first days of 8th march coup until 1970
Syria under the rule of Al-Assad until today.
SYRIA’S FIRST INDEPENDENCE AND
THE FRENCH MANDATE
By the end of the ottoman empire, in the 8th of
march 1920 Syria was given it's independence
by the French and King Faisal bin Al-Hussain was
chosen as the king of the Syrian Arab Kingdom.
However, it was not a complete independence
because the king promised to the French Prime
Minister Georges Clemenceau to surrender the
external relations of Syria to the French.
King Faisals rule didn't last so long because he
couldn't have control over the country and in
14th of July of the same year he surrendered the
rule to the French, in the 23rd of July the same
year the Battle of Maysalun occurred which
resulted by the defeat of the Syrians and putting
Syria under the French mandate until 1946
which began by dividing the kingdom to what it
look like today.
French Prime Minister
...factor at the domestic level would be the Syrian crisis as a whole. There is a civil war going on in Syria between people with different political beliefs. The conflict is between those loyal to the government and those seeking oust it. Looking from a global level of analysis Syria has many terrorist groups that could break out and endanger Syria and the rest of the globe. Looking at Syria from an interstate level of analysisSyria boundaries are connected Lebanon Israel, Iraq, and Jordan. These are all Arabic stated but they all speak different languages and have a many different religious beliefs. Because of all these small countries are clustered on top of each other and none get along because off all the difference they have weather it religious or fighting for the rights of land that they once owned could lead to interstate wars like it already has. Looking from an Individual level of analysis power hungry and crazy leader Bashar al –Assad was ruthless towars the people of Syria not providing them with enough food or water to survive, leaving them with nothing, Syrians to try to attempt to overthrow him.
2. What did you think about the rebels' views on the intervention of foreign powers in the conflict? What are the pros and cons of your position?
The rebels believe that foreign powers in particular those in the west should be doing more to help them. Many people in...
...economic issues, such as recovering from the recession, to major disagreements between political parties. Nevertheless, one foreign issue lingers: civil war in Syria. The topic has stirred a great deal of debate, not only in America but also throughout the world, with essentially two sides to the debate. One, America, along with the rest of UN, should militarily intervene and end all the atrocities being committed there by removing Assad from power. Two, Syria’s sovereignty should be respected, and it should be able to end its own chaos without help from the rest of the world. There are pros and cons to both approaches, but the latter option seems to be the safest with the cons actually outweighing the pros. However, the approach to assist this attempted revolution is not so black and white. The winner of November’s presidential election needs to know that, and he also should have an idea of how to deal with the conflict in general. Although Syrian authorities are committing mass atrocities to their own civilians, America should not militarily intervene in the nation because of minimal support and lack of an exit strategy. Instead, it should intervene in an alternate way by improving the lives of refugees.
An essential part of a military intervention is unanimous or worldwide support, which is not present right now with Syria. According to Jon Western and Joshua Goldstein, professors of political science, “legitimate humanitarian interventions...
...Have you ever wondered what it is like to live on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, where warmth covers your back year-round? Have you ever desired to live in a place of nature and beauty? If you lived in Lebanon, you’d know exactly what I am talking about. Lebanon is a small but extraordinary country located in the Middle East.
Lebanon is famous for many things. One of those things would be their healthy, yet tasty food. An example would be Hummus. Hummus is a very common food in Lebanon, which is eaten very often there. Hummus is made out of chickpeas, with other various seasonings. Not only are the Lebanese people known for their amazing food, but their dance and poetry. Lebanon is famous for two types of dances in specific. The first one is Dabkeh. Dabkeh is a dance that is usually done on special occasions such as weddings, by men and women of all ages. The second dance is the Raqs sharqi, belly dancing. Women, usually at fancy restaurants or concerts, do this type of dance. Last but not least the Lebanese are very well known for zajal, or poetry. Khalil Gibran, who was Lebanese, was very well known for this.
As I was researching my topic on Lebanon I found some weird, yet interesting facts. First, I would like to begin with the government of Lebanon. This is something that is very popularly discussed. The government of Lebanon is the complete opposite of the United States, and was designed by France when Lebanon gained their independence from them in 1943....