Syria

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Imagine a country covered in ruins where pain-filled screams fill the air and piles of corpses litter the ground. This doesn’t sound like reality, but this terror is ruining many lives in Syria. Many live in poverty, while most Americans live the “American Dream” of having a nice house, clothes, and food to eat. Many kids now a days ask for things very bluntly, and usually get whatever they demand. A Syrian child could ask for a clean drop of water, and not get their demand filled for days. Most Syrians don’t even have the pleasure of having a meal every day, let alone living in peace for a few hours. Problems like this haven’t just recently started. Most have suffered their whole entire lives like this. No food, no shelter, and no respect. Among the many problems in Syria, one of them includes the many violations of the human rights. The Syrian government takes away the freedom of information, equality for women, and they use humans as shields during war. Syria violates the human right that allows one to have the freedom of information, and to be able to live freely. The number of news media has increased over the past years, yet Syrians still have strict internet censorship. Syria bans websites for political reasons and arrests people accessing them. They don't want other opinions to influence one's own opinion. Even internet cafes are required to record all the comments users post on chat websites. One can not say what is truly on their mind in fear of being arrested. According to 2010 Human Rights Report: Syria, websites such as Wikipedia, Youtube, and Facebook were also blocked from 2008 to 2011. By doing this, the amount of information getting to Syria from the outside world is minimal and restrictive. Many don't know what... ... middle of paper ... ...re pain-filled screams fill the air and piles of corpses litter the ground. These poor citizens of this country are having to face all these problems. The Syrian government takes away the freedom of information, the equal opportunity for both men and women, and they use humans as shields during war. What would anyone do if they were treated like this? Many would call the government or just talk to someone who can help. Syrians have no source of help. Their only hope of help, the government, is the one who is causing all these problems. To relieve these painful souls in Syria everyone just needs to extend a helping hand. If international law is so important in evaluating Syria's actions, then shouldn't it be equally important in evaluating the proposed US response? (Hollar) Helping Syria would just make the United States become a more helpful and resourceful country.

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