What exactly is going on?
Over the past few years the situation in Syria has heightened into a series of mass destruction. More than a quarter million have lost their lives and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes. The country of Syria is under a civil war and the situation isn’t dying anytime soon
The situation began when protesters began to ask for the resignation of President Assad. By 2011, protesters grew to where hundreds of thousands were taking the streets. Opposition supporters took up arms; that is where the Syrian country descended into the civil war. Violence then escalated as rebel brigades went to battle governmental forces. Additional conflicts have been added with the rising of the jihadist group, The Islamic State. By 2013, 90,000 people had been killed. The United Nations commission of inquiry has evidence to prove that all parties involved in the conflict have committed war crimes consisting of “murder, torture, rape, and forced ”. The IS has also been accused of waging a campaign of terror. The acts committed by IS has inflicted severe pain to anyone who transgresses or refuses to follow the rules if the Islamic State. The conflict has gone as far as using chemical weapons to kill the populations in Syria.
As of recently there was televised footage of a gas attack in a rebel city. Forming a response, Trump ordered U.S. Forces to strike a Syrian Air Force base, even though this wasn’t an attack on the United States. To further question about the actions made by Trump, the President didn’t even receive authorization from Congress or the UN security council. He also did not discuss this with NATO allies who have supported the U.S. military actions in other parts of the Middle East. This is a huge problem because o the war the U.S. is waging against terror groups like Al-Qaeda and Taliban. By launching missiles against Bashar Al-Assad, Trump was crossing a major legal line.
Syria is a conflict in where there is no easy solution. Sending military troops or missiles won’t resolve any issues and will rather contribute to an already abundant issue. The actions taken by governments must be strategic but the complexity of issues is what makes decisions so hard for world powers. If countries don’t find a solution there will be no question in that the population of today will be criticized and judged severely.