Comments on: How to help the Syrians Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: ccharles Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:19:31 +0000 Do you understand “sovereign states”. This gives that country a right to govern itself as it sees fit, independant.
What was done to Libya was illegal. The intial attack that obama ordered without proper authorization, and natos continued bombing was far outside of what was allowed by law. Totally illegal. Normally these actions would be called an ACT of WAR. Now what do you have in Libya? Total lawlessness creating total destruction. Stereotypically expected.
When Goverment troops cant walk down the street without getting shot, then what do you expect. The enabling all the lip service has done is what is responsible for the destruction of Homs.
Now that they couldnt get the UN to act on Syria they want to get a group together that excludes the Axis of Evil and make judgments???? what value do these judgements hold… there no legality to act on anything coming out of that group. Bah … more lip service.

By: RepublicOfJohn Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:35:03 +0000 In the time following 9/11, I will admit that I was one among many who asked the question, “why don’t we hear about Muslims coming out and condemning those Muslims whose actions took the lives of innocents?” Many Americans were indignant that Muslims, who we sarcastically said were “a people of peace” could idly stand by while those who shared their name and faith were committing horrible acts of violence.

Today, I do what I clambered for 10 years ago from Muslims:

Shame on Syrian Christians who support the President of Syria, Bashar al-Asaad, the Syrian government, Syrian troops, and any others who support the actions of those people, whether in word, deed, financially, or by simply by their silence, that are causing in a violent and disgraceful way, the deaths and great suffering of innocent civilians in Syria. Just as it did following the attacks of 9/11, I am sickened by these violent actions, and as someone who identifies myself as a Christian, I am also sickened by those people in Syria who call themselves Christians that give aid, comfort, and support to those who perpetrate said violence.

I have read and hear recently that Syria is split between those who support al-Assad and those who wish for his removal from power and for sweeping changes to the government. The kicker is that even though Christians and Jews only make up about twenty percent of the country’s population, that as they predominately support the current regime, that it is by their very support that he is able to maintain power. Undoubtedly, a regime change to a more conservative Muslim government would mean much less toleration for these Christians, but at what cost will they continue to support the current government?

Every day, there are appalling reports of suffering and death from places in Syria like Homs, and what will solve it? Military intervention? Tougher sanctions? No, none of those. What would solve it is the unified withdrawal of support from the Christians in Syria. Should they in fact follow the same Jesus I do, I pray that they come to their senses and also desire to become “a people of peace.”

By: olderstrayheron Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:36:36 +0000 @paintcan

7000+ people aren’t killed in a “street brawl”

By: thatguy1919 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:04:40 +0000 Syria is a country of very moderate muslims…where does the idea of extremists come from ??

By: elissasangi Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:27:11 +0000 In this day and age, concerning the Middle East, peaceful endeavors are null and void.With Syria’s back against the wall she has no other choice towards her defense. Even in considering France’s proposal, extreme violence cannot be excluded.I applaud Syria for taking whatever measures necessary against the nefarious elements that surround her.

By: elissasangi Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:16:14 +0000 In this day and age, concerning the Middle East,changes through peaceful endeavors are null and void. Even considering what France has proposed,includes extreme violence. With Syria’s back against the wall, it has no other choice but to willfully defend herself with violence, which has been placed at her doorstep.I defend Syria and hope she gains progress within this mutilation.

By: paintcan Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:23:31 +0000 Why are you making conjectures on any part of this conflict? Nor even the UN seems to a have accurate information. The Arab league wants to send observers. That would seem like the logical start.

A street brawl is taking place and it is fueled by rumors and misinformation and cheered on by unknown parties eager to cash in on the commotion and to pass the ammunition. All fights for control of governments are rock bottom about control or greater access to the money of the state. And if they are crooks or swindlers – the brawl begins again. The mostly glib coverage of Syria seems to be blind or mum about the issue of who’s making what doing what and for how much?

I am convinced that modern freedom fighting, so called, isn’t nearly as important as the money that can be made on it. Gandhi knew how to hurt the British bank accounts. I don’t think he had even heard the word “marketing” or “media” or “global arms dealers” and “defense establishments”, and he doesn’t seem to have been disturbed by rumors. And he never wanted money for himself. His descendents, apparently, thought less high-mindedly. He was also an observer of conditions on the ground and apparently toured the country without guards or secret service.

Obviously he was not particularly concerned with his own safety because a lone assassin at a public gathering shot him: a man who blamed him for the Partition. .

And he was anything but a “smart dressed man”.

But he was a smart lawyer.