Monday, 17 June 2013

U.S. Sending Arms in to Syria: A Little too Familiar

Most of us have heard of the civil war occurring in Syria, which started March 15th, 2011. The country’s unrest, as well as the sounding areas, has been in headlines around the world. Recently the United States has announced that it is going to send arms in to Syria to help the Syrian rebels fight against the corrupted government. An article on The describes how, that although the Canadian government supports the U.S., they will not be sending arms in as well.

When I first heard the United States was sending arms in to Syria I had a terrible feeling of Déjà Vu. Hadn’t this exact situation happened before? Was it not the United States who supplied weapons to Afghanistan rebels in an attempt to regain peace? And didn’t that in turn create the last decade of war and turbulence between those two countries? Although I support Syria’s attempts to over throw their oppressive government, I think that if the United States sends in weapons, it could back fire against both them and the innocent Syrian civilians. While it seems unlikely, I hope Syria will be able to resolve their conflict in a non-violent way, because as their country stands right now, their residences are not going to be in a position to gain from further civil instability.

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