Sources The war started in March when they attacked 15 school children that wrote graffiti on the wall in Syria. The government and president Assad didn’t approve and he captured them and held them hostage and tortured them. The people of Syria wanted to have peaceful protest and not fight however the government didn’t approved and killed people. Also when they were mourning the 4 people that had died the government killed one more person. This threw the country into chaos because they were upset and fed up that President Assad didn’t want to listen to them.
Syria’s conflict is an important to talk about because the problem came out from a civil war unlike most genocide like problems coming from wars. The mass killing in Syria should not be considered genocide. Before the government started to wipe out the Sunni, Syria started a civil war. This sparked the reason for the government to start killing the Sunni. They are killing the Sunni because the government believes that the Sunni are going to take over the Assad Family, which would result in the termination of the Alawite rule (Simon 1).
The Syrian Civil War The conflict in Syria has raged for 3 years and a month now. This civil conflict began on the 15th of March 2011. The main actors in this conflict are the supporters of totalitarian Ba’ath government and those who overthrow it. At first the demands of the protesters were democratic and economic reforms to be brought in by the Ba’ath government. Although after the military assaults on protesters across the country the protests evolved into an armed rebellion.
The Syrian civil war began on March 15th, 2011, between forces who are loyal to the Ba’ath government and those who want to overthrow them. Multiple organizations are working together to defeat the Bashar al-Assad regime, some of these groups are the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is an opposition force that has been operating since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. The FSA uses guerilla style tactics that defend civilian protesters, cause attrition in the government security forces, to degrade morale, and destabilize Damascus. (7) The FSA has conducted multiple mounted attacks.
Bashar Al-Assad is the current president in Syria and rules as a dictator like his father did before him, but this does not please the Syrian public. The people started peaceful protests in 2011 but the government responded very violently which out broke into civil war. The war has been devastating to many people but it does not seem to be ceasing. With the combined turmoil of the rest of the Middle East, some researchers believe that a massive war could be coming; some even say that Word War 3 is on its way. There appears to be many possible outcomes for the war but it is still very unclear what is to come of Syria as a country when it is all over.
As the years passed, the security forces violated human rights to the largest extent when Assad used chemical weapons in public areas. After Assad crossed the ‘red line’, meaning he had used chemical weapons against his own people, which was banned ever since World War II, the United States debated whether or not they should intervene in Syria. America has been interfering in every nation’s business to ensure safety and equality, they have seen proof of this civil war and yet hesitate to save innocent lives. This situation is not considered a genocide because it doesn’t complete any of the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial. This civil war between the citizens and government began in early 2011, when protests were demanding for the liberation of political prisoners.
Since then, the killings, the bombings and the fleeing haven’t stopped. Obama’s administration was blamed for letting the Assad regime, which is an Alawite minority, tyrannize its Sunni people who are a majority, for all this time, and for allowing the radical jihadist power, a part of the opposition, to benefit from the uprising. At the same time, there are many important domestic political concerns that justify Obama’s non-interventionist policy. But the use of chemical weapons, an issue President Obama tackled in his State of the Union address, impelled the U.S. government to take a serious position against the regime supported by both Russia and Iran. Unlike the other Arab spring revolutions, such as in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia, the Syrian Civil War takes a place of its own in today’s political world.
To stop the spread of communism President Johnson told Congress that North Vietnam attacked one of the American ships first. We would later find out that is was a lie to get get Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This document states that “ Resolved by the Senate and House if Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression. (Document A)” This document then threw off the check and balance because now it was giving the president to much power. Once we went to war we thought it was going to be fast, at least thats what Johnson wanted America to believe.
Syrian intervention was the saver for Lebanon from the war. Lebanese civil war was bloody war and complex conflict, which lasted for more than 16 years and 7 months in Lebanon (April 13, 1975 - Oct 13 1990). Additionally, the roots of the conflicts, comes from the political compromises in the French mandate time over Lebanon and Syria. It returned to appear because of population (demographic) change in Lebanon and the Islamic- Christian religious conflict, as well as rapprochement between Syria and Israel. There was brief stop to fighting in 1976 for the Arab summit and then returned to complete the civil conflict .
What is the Syrian Crisis or Syrian Civil War? Syrian Civil War is a known topic by everybody. The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing armed struggle between forces loyal to the Syrian Baath government and these seeking to oust it. The protests began on March 15, 2011 and, have spread worldwide in April 2011. These protests are known as the Arab Spring.