Amal Zayani
Sep 13, 2017

The role of US in Syria ?

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Edited: Sep 13, 2017

What do you think about the US power's role in syria crisis, and what about the mistake that Clinton had committed in Iraq ! Do you think she repeated the same! And how do you find Trump's reproach to her about this ?

Rachna Shah
Sep 13, 2017

Are you referring to Clinton's vote in favor of the Iraq War Resolution?

Rachna Shah
Oct 3, 2017

Do you believe that the US should be more or less involved in Syria?

Marcus Deans
Mar 11, 2018

Note: This is written by a national defense hawk; I believe that the most important responsibility of our government is to keep its citizens safe from both domestic and foreign threats.

 

The US and its allies in the Middle East are mostly responsible for the Syrian Civil War and the continuing crisis. The US encouraged destabilization in the region by supporting rebel movements in the name of fighting dictatorship, all while supporting the most oppressive Gulf monarchies which contain their oil supplies. The continued support of the rebels past the disintegration of the FSA in 2013 by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others has perpetuated this conflict and created a humanitarian classes that they are doing nothing to reduce despite their vast wealth. The US needs to put pressure on these "allies" to be accountable for the crisis they are causing, while doing so itself. The United States can't decide which countries need to have their citizens "liberated" while those allied to the US or with key assets remain untouched. The Western World will have hell to pay in the form of terrorism when thousands of militiamen find themselves out of work.

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