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Syria, a place of ancient religious harmony.

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 03:48 PM
I think it's important that people come to understand the nation that is Syria.

It is not an anti western closed Muslim society. It was an open, thriving and tolerant place. Assad kept this rolling with his secular Baath party.

We in the west need to start giving a damn about these people and help them save their nation. And that means doing a u-turn in our thinking about Assad and help him regain control.

The ancient religious harmony of Syria was not a myth, and the secular Baathist regime has actually promoted a liberal version of Islam, including Sufism and religious toleration, partly in the interests of its own survival. (President Assad personally drove Senator John Kerry and his wife to midnight mass in Damascus.) One Muslim cleric said to me: "Judaism, Christianity, Islam are one religion, the Abrahamic religion, but with different legislations

We all need to start caring about these people and this war. This is not a nation of hardcore Islamic extremists. They are moderate every day people like you and me, who just happen to be mainly Muslim.
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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:00 PM
Yeah, but is he sitting on a 'Boat Load of Oil?'

Ummmmm, yeah!! Iraq, Libya, Syria, then Iran.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:07 PM
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Whatever happened to nations controlling their own destiny?

Oh yeah, if you have something the US wants, then your destiny is yours as long as the mighty bald eagle agrees.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:03 PM
a reply to: markosity1973

Start caring now? As human beings we shouldn't have left it this long.

WAR=MISERY the U.S loves WAR.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 07:21 AM
Before you guys hoist Assad onto your shoulders for a victory lap maybe do some more research. He's not all touchy feely, especially when it comes to anyone who doesn't support him as ruler. Those individuals get the touchy feely treatment from his security services. To be clear we are not talking about armed opposition to Assad. We are talking about everyday Syrians whose opinion differs from that of the regime.

* - Human Rights Watch - Syria
* - Amnesty International - Syria

The above doesn't even touch the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, where they were just as touchy feely. The information above goes back well before the civil war, where Assad still murdered his own people.

But hey why worry about facts right....

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 08:14 AM
a reply to: Xcathdra

Saddam was a leader who did the same.

Gaddafi was apparently no better.

The Taliban were terrible.

So we liberated the people of those nations and gave them 'liberty' Except you can't even go to buy food at the market in ANY of those countries without fear or being car bombed nowadays.

Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is stupid at it's finest.

Russia says Assad is ready to power share. Maybe we should try that...

Besides, America can hardly talk about excessive force by government forces when your police force is going so rogue and you have Guantanamo bay on your conscience. Out should not call kettle black here.

Just saying.
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 08:30 AM
Agreed. We've been quick to judge a country based on behaviors of others nearby.

From what I've been able to ascertain, Syria has it rich people, and it's poor, but like us, most of them are middle class. They are an educated people. More sophisticated than their surrounding counterparts. Not an overwhelming proclivity to warmonger.

They meet the definition of "refugee" in every sense of the word.

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