posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
I think the protests started out as organic and Assad went full mental on them. I talked to some pro-Assad Syrian-Americans yesterday at the protest I
was at and they say that before the protests started Assad had basically stabilized their nation really well through secularism (everyone was free to
practice their religion, including Christians) but some zealous Sunni's were pretty upset with secularism and a multi-religion country and began
claiming their rights as Sunni's were being denied.
Then they turned their protest into one about democracy and how Assad would never leave in 2014 and open up elections as promised, that drew in other
people and when the orders came to use tanks against the protesters some of Assad's military members defected while simultaneously, US trained (they
claimed) Saudi and other bordering countries' soldiers went into Syria and joined the protests and began organizing the Free Syrian Army along with
known members of Al Qaeda... they also said that the FSA through their Saudi members brought in and used chemical weapons which leads us to where we
Who knows where the hearts of the innocents, caught on either side or propelled to one side because the other side bombed their house or killed their
family in front of them, lie. I think this is something Westerners can't relate to, not yet anyway though the hatred amongst us building to a boiling
The Sunni's were morons for being unable to achieve religious tolerance, Assad was a moron for responding to them with such unbelievable violence...
the West are morons for thinking that this is any of our fking businness. Now the whole world is holding it's breath in dread that WW3 is about to
start in earnest.
All of it makes me sick, but I'm not about to go over there and start telling people to knock it off, all I can do is tell my own government not to
act in my name, don't use my tax dollars for this... as if missiles can bring back those poor dead children, as if our missiles won't kill more of
them, as if somehow they'll be less dead if they'd been killed by bullets, bombs or missiles as opposed to gas, as if more won't be killed as our
missiles won't cause utter chaos over there even if they only strike military targets, as if the chaos won't lead to a failed state or a different
dictator, as if this won't breed more terrorism and give us every excuse in the world to put troops on the ground... as if Russia and Iran are just
going to sit silently by and watch it happen.
edit on 1-9-2013 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)