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Over 60,000 people have died in Syria since hte start of the assad regime's attack on its citizens. The RtoP is a United Nations initiative that they
passed in 2005. This was used in Libya to help take out Gaddafi and his regime of terror. The goal of the initiative is to make nation sovereignty a
responsibility, not a right. All this does is give teeth to the actions of the UN. Established after World War 2, the UN has long talked about
responsibility, but it has never enforced the rules.
Above all, if the same rules that were applied to Libya still stand today, it's only a matter of time before they're applied in Syria. I am surprised
that they haven't been applied yet.
If the rules are applied it demands the international community does what Assad refuses to. This is to protect his own people. Instead of protecting
them, he is attacking them.
I remember when I said Gaddafi's days are numbered. It was clear to me then that the forces against him were united and he had lost his mind. It was
similar to the days preceding Operation Iraqi Freedom. The difference was that it wasn't America that was shouting, it was the whole world.
Well I'm here to say Assad's days are numbered. The opposition to him is immense, across the world. If anybody thinks he'll survive this, you're not
paying attention to the situation.
His only chance is to run. But he won't because he's just as stubborn as Gaddafi. The rebels won't quit until they're all killed or Assad's regime
steps down. The writing is on the wall.
What we have to understand is that Syria is not just anti-israel, they're anti everything that's good in this world. They're not going to step down.
They're filled with extremist passion.
These wars in the middle east unfortunately shall continue. Why do i say this? Because anti-israel and anti-western hatred is still widespread.
Because Iran. Because Russia and China refuse to work with the international community in such a way that these tensions can be brought down. Instead
they seek to undermine it in an attempt to get the US stuck in middle east wars.
Where was Russia and China in Gulf War 1 and Operationt Iraqi Freedom? What about Operation Enduring Freedom? What about Libya? I ask? They were on
the other side!
They were behind the curtains pulling the levers. Thinking they're smart. But if they keep on doing it, they'll end up losing in the end because we
will know them by their actions (inactions!).
Russia and China need to stop treating this like it's us versus them. What they're forgetting is it has been the US that's been fighting. It's the US
that has the experience. So while they're sitting in the corner with their calculators, the US is the one that actually knows how to fight a war.
You may look deeper into it here:
en.wikipedia.org - Responsibility to protect...
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