The Syrian War
Uponhearing any mention of Syria, the first thing that automaticallycomes to my mind is the civil war that has ravaged the country in therecent past. The country has been at war for a very long time, andthere seems to be no solution in sight to their problem. Most leadersfrom various nations keep reassuring the world of how they have notgiven up on Syria and yet none of them seems to have found asolution to restoring peace to this nation. As we wait for them tocome up with something effective, all we have left are images andstories of devastation as dead bodies of children are pulled out ofhomes, schools, under rubbles and hospitals. TheSyrian war has become one of the most devastating mass conflicts inthe world in the past decade.
Nowand then, the animosity of the regime of Bashar al-Assad isthoroughly reviewed. These range from the use of barrel bombs,chemical weapons, torturing of his opponents, air striking of the UNconvoys, killing the civilians and attacking of hospitals. Theviolence of the war has continued to astound Syrians who thought theyhad persevered through its most exceedingly worst occurrences. Thecountry’s human rights association gave an account of torment andmany other deaths at a site depicted by an ex-prisoner as the worstplace he had ever been to.
Presently,over 1,000 of the Assad`s rivals were hanged there in mystery in theinitial five years of the conventional war (Maurenza & Ortega,n.d). We are not motivated to trust that such practices ceased whenAmnesty`s sources lost access to certain data from the jail: it islikely that detainees are still being chocked to death. To call thesepassing executions would infer that some due process, if not equity,had happened. What I would say is that they are more of a strategy ofelimination. Casualties were walked from their prisons and sentencedto death in sham hearings, which lasted only a few minutes and heldwithout notice or even quick representation, regularly referred tothe use of torture to get confessions.
Presently,there are more than 5 million Syrians who have left their nation inhopes of escaping a six-year war and the outrages conferred by thegovernment of Assad and others (Pieper, 2014). The report is acapable reprimand to the individuals who view them as meager morethan a bother or risk. However, we ought to, at this point, have norequirement for the indications of wealthier countries` ethicalobligation to offer asylum and support to the frantic as opposed tonotwithstanding them. Such measures are the base reaction that weneed. Responsibility – and equity – are likewise required,however tough they might be to get, with the declaration fromSaydnaya jail adding to the long charge sheet against President Assad(Meis, 2016). At present, we do not have a means of getting a trialfor the Syrian president. His nation never joined the global criminalcourt. And in spite of the fact that a different worldwide tribunalis conceivable, the deterrents are obviously political.
Therefore,I feel Syria needs an efficient action plan which has to focus on acouple of issues. First, the focus needs to be on reduction ofdomestic terrorism and Jihad-inspired violence since this is wherethe whole problem stems from. The genesis of the problem in Syriaseems to be Islamist Jihadists who employ brutal tactics tointimidate and influence those who do not subscribe to theirextremist viewpoints. These people employ violence and brutality as atool of choice in pushing for their religious ideologies. Sadly, theJihadists in the country far outnumber the secular moderates who aremore tolerant and peace-loving. Radicalization is the problemafflicting Syria. It is the root genesis of the Syrian War, which hasescalated from minor conflicts in various parts of the country, to atragic war that has attracted the attention of the world and causedglobal outrage. I think world leaders should come together andinstitute measures to combat the rampant radicalization that goes onin the country.
Secondly,it is essential to note that President Assad is not the problem, butrather it is the Islamic state. Fighting Assad only creates moreavenue to the extremists and the Islamic state to spread more mayhem.From where we stand so far, fighting Assad has only resulted to theIslamic state gaining total control over a third of Iraq and half ofSyria while on the other hand, the American rebels keep gettingweaker (Pieper, 2014). Which means that President Assad gets hispower from the ISIS and other rebel groups. And therefore, containinghim will not solve the problem. so I think that the focus needs to beon terrorism since this is the real threat. The fact is that pushingfor different policies is not proving to be effective in controllingthis war and this is evident to all the involved parties. Andwith ISIS as everyone`s primary adversary—ISIS should be containedand crushed as adequately and quickly as would be prudent—all theinterested groups ought to hold hands to convey the Syrian chaos toan end. And this would present the ISIS with a devastating blow.
Thefact is that Syria is in a civil war which is apparently tearing thenation apart, leaving many dead and others homeless. Hence, it ishigh time we come up with an effective solution to end this menace.The political resolve in both capitals ought to make a commonlyexemplary and sensible arrangement a reality: the sooner, the better.Such a positive improvement, despite the difficult endeavors of itsdiffered swarm of ill-wishers, could likewise help shape a moresensible, more adjusted U.S. strategy towards the Middle East—whichwill, by any retribution, better serve everyone`s long haulinterests.
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