Should The U.S Attack The Syrian Government? A wise man, Bob Dylan, once pointed out, “All this talk about equality. The only thing people have in common is that they are all going to die.” What this quote essentially means is that no matter how hard human beings fight for equality, no one person will ever be equal to another. This world alone has come so far since the Four Founding Fathers signed the document stating that everyone was created equally; and that everyone shares the same amount of power. Yet to this day there is absolutely no equality in power. For instance, take a look at the events occurring in Syria. Merely a few months ago, the government massacred thousands of its citizens by using a chemical gas. The Syrian government opened fire to its own citizens, with no actions taken upon it. Yet, a child got arrested and tortured for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall; in what way is that power equality? Therefore, the United States should take a stand against the Syrian government and help the Syrian rebels. The United States government should take action to the events occurring in Syria, because many innocent human beings have died. In one of the president’s speech, he pointed out, “All tolled well over one thousand people were murdered. Several hundred of them were children. Young boys and girls gassed to death by their own government.” (Shoichet). The Syrian government killed over a thousand people in the city of Damascus by attacking them with a chemical weapon. Several of those people who died were children. When you hear this, you can't help but think about how cold hearted the president of Syria must be to not only murder his own people, but to also murder children that haven't even started to live. In addition to this, “Over one hundred thousand have been killed in the Syrian uprising over the last 28 months and the Obama administration did nothing.” (Fleitz) In just twenty eight months, the Syrian government has massacred one hundred thousand people. This was done without the help of the United States. Imagine how many people would’ve been saved if the United State would have intervened sooner. If the United States decides not to get involved, the count of people dead in Syria will only escalate. If the U.S government doesn't do something about the events occurring in Syria, then that gives the Syrian government the green light to use chemical weapons and torture their citizens. Many protesters believe that engaging in Syria’s civil war; will only bring the United States problems. Hossein Mausavian highlighted the idea, “The Syrian rebel groups have established powerful alliances with al-Qaeda since the beginning of the turmoil.” (Mausavian). Many U.S citizens don't want to get involved in helping the Syrian rebels, because they believe that if they get involved, then an alliance between al-Qaeda and the U.S will form. Given the fact that al-Qaeda is an origination put together by Osama Bin Laden, this organization cannot be trusted. However, it’s only a matter of time before al-Qaeda attacks the U.S. Whether the U.S is in an alliance with al-Qaeda or not, al-Qaeda is bound to attack the U.S at some point. So why should an alliance between the U.S and al-Qaeda stop the U.S from helping Syria? If the U.S doesn’t help the Syrian rebel because of an alliance with al-Qaeda, then that just shows al-Qaeda that the U. S is afraid of them. In Obama’s speech, he additionally stated, “We’ve ended one war in Iraq. We’re ending another one in Afghanistan…” (Shoichet). If the U.S attacks the Syrian government, then there’s a chance that the Syrian government will attack the U.S as well. Thus, the U.S will be in another war against Syria. Nonetheless, if a war between Syria and the United States breaks out, then it will be for the good of the people considering that the U.S will be helping the Syrian Rebels regain…
English Comp 1301
31 March 2014
United States Intervention in the Syrian Civil War
Syria is a nation in complete disarray. The Syrian rebels are on a mission to remove President Bashar al-Assad and the entire Ba’ath government. They have received help from organizations such as the Al-Qaeda. The Syrian government is trying to stop the uprising at all costs, and have even resorted to extreme measures such as using chemical weapons to put an end to the rebellion…
and the rebel opposition has spread to an international issue. Countries with Syrian borders are becoming directly involved because of warfare and desire for either Syrian side to control the border areas. Near by countries are also becoming involved because of the need for a resolution. Western Nations including the United State, Britain, and France have also become involved in the quest for a resolution because of the immense economic, military, and political power they hold.
The United Nations…
The “CNN Effect” of Mass Media on Humanitarian Aid: A Case Study of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria
SUNY New Paltz
Often times, certain humanitarian issues receive more media attention than others. The media’s role in providing information to citizens has been amplified due to globalization. Recently, issues of politics and specifically foreign policy have been focused on largely by mass media (Robinson…
International Community in Syrian.
Specific purpose: To inform my audience what kind of suffering experienced by the Syrian people.
Thesis: The international community has failed in Syria, where the United Nations, as well as the great powers in the world cannot stop the bloodbath in Syria. The death toll in Syria is becoming increasingly and refugees filling the neighboring countries of Syria.
I- United Nations Security Council: One of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged…
Syria in the Midst of a Civil War
The Middle East was at one point a rich, cultural hub, filled with many different people from the world trying to catch a glimpse of the wonder. It was similar to what New York city is today. Traders and merchants would roam marketplaces, trying to either sell, buy, or trade merchandise from all over the world. Today, it is much different. The whole entire region is plagued with war, brothers fighting brothers, trying to find their place in this world. Syria’s…
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SYRIAN CIVIL WAR
1. The Syrian civil war also commonly known as the Syrian uprising is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Baath Party government and those seeking to oust it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with popular demonstrations that grew nationwide by April 2011. These demonstrations were part of the wider Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President…
Syria throughout the years has generally remained a “neutral” country within the Middle East. But due to growing frustrations with the Syrian government, people began to peacefully protest in mid-2011. Protests started turning violent within months, and violence turned into a full-fledged war shortly after that. I am going to take a look into the events and policies leading up to the conflict, what turned the protests violent, what is happening now in 2013, and what both sides are doing to…
financial crisis changed the way that Europeans thought about their government. In the United States, Occupy Wall Street led to a shift in both public and legislative dialogue. Time Magazine recognized the protester as leading the way for reforms and policy changes the world over.
In Syria, however, the protests have led to violent retaliation by the government, the army and security forces. Some Syrians feel that President Bashar al-Assad should step down, paving the way for what they see as…
September 24, 2013
Mass Starvation in Syria
“With world’s attention focused on chemical weapons, mass starvation feared in Syria”, Beirut. Opposition groups and the international relief organizations in Syria are warning the risk of mass starvation across the Damacus suburbs, where a gas attacked killed hundreds last month. Since everyone’s attention in the world seems to be on the chemical weapons, activists said six people have died for the lack of…
April of 2011 was the start of a very dark period in Syria. It began when the Syrians chose to host peaceful protests in efforts to challenge the dictatorship running the country. Shortly after these protest began, the government reacted, in a “not-so-civil” manner. They plotted on activists first with coercive acts and after those efforts showed little sign of retreat; they began to use more extreme tactics. Once the government saw that method was not working, they began killing their own…