posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 05:58 PM
The Western media or UN for that matter are not in any position to provide the number of dead. How many of the dead are killed by the rebels or
caught in the cross fire? No one even knows what is truly going on outside of Damascus, and those that do are likely to be very biased sources.
Regardless of how many dead are there - 5,000 or 100,000, it is not an excuse for West to intervene and try and police the situations. Civil wars are
often very bloody, and also very complicated. It is not a matter for outside powers to decide who is right and who is wrong. The only allowable
intervention would be in a case of a true genocide, and there is certainly no genocide in Syria. A case for a genocide is very hard to make, and
Bosnia/Kosovo did teach us (most of us at least) that it can be very deceptive. In Bosnia/Kosovo US's intentions and interests went far beyond just
stopping the conflict and the so called "genocide". Same would go for Syria.
These conflicts should be alowed to play out naturally - meaning internally. Let them (Middle East, Africa) slaughter each other in their own little
wars - they did continuously for thousands of years after all. Interventions ultimately haven't helped out all that much, and in many cases have made
things worse for the locals. What are you hoping to create there? A civilized democracy? You know what will happen? Another authoritarian corrupt
regime will come to power, and in 10 or 15 years will engage in a fight against its opposition same as now. If any true change is to take place, it
is to be done on a social and cultural level internally without outside influenced that are always in some way detrimental.
US is also highly hypocritical in its selections of where it wants to intervene. Hundreds of thousands being slaughtered in a resource deprived
desert? Let it play out. A few thousand dead in the Middle East "outcast" nation that doesn't want to play along with US's agenda? We are ready for
It seems that the more US and Europe play out this whole Syria and Iran drama, the more people around the world don't buy it - especially given the
history of past interventions. CNN can throw whatever numbers they want, they don't mean anything.
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