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Syrian Civil War and U.S. Intervention

Syrian Civil War
According to U.S. Intelligence there is a high probability the Syrian Government has deployed chemical weapons. Is it time for U.S. intervention?

There have been increased calls for the US to intervene in the ongoing Syrian civil war that has cost an estimated 70,000 lives. The loss of life is horrific, but an intervention is something that should be carefully evaluated by our leaders and by the American public.

There have been calls for boots on the ground, a no-fly zone, and sending weapons to the Syrian resistance, all of these are risky moves for the U.S. In Mogadishu we sent in the US Army to end the slaughter there, soldiers were killed and we unceremoniously left.  Twenty years later Somalia is still a mess. The no-fly zone in Libya went from a no-fly zone to an attack on the government forces that delivered Libya into the hands of a government that does not seem to be friendly to us and may indeed be helping or sympathizing with terrorist organizations.


A similar problem exists with arming the Syrian rebels.  We do not know their loyalties; they could be democrats fighting for freedom or they could be Islamic extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  We armed the Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan and after the Soviets left they turned on us.

The United States is going through a financial crisis, stretched thin across the globe and facing numerous threats. The situation in Syria is horrendous and should be ended as soon as possible but we must be very careful about getting involved.

John T. Chance is the pseudonym of a student attending a state college. His interests are current events, political history, and military history. While a voracious reader, he has also written opinion and feature stories for his school newspaper.

2 thoughts on “Syrian Civil War and U.S. Intervention

  1. There have been increased calls for the US to intervene in the ongoing Syrian civil war that has cost an estimated 70,000 lives.
    Jt: Increased calls for the US to intervene in the ongoing Syrian civil war they are fomenting in the background that has cost an estimated 70,000 lives by whom? 70,000 aren’t enough, someone want the yankees invading officially? Calls for the invaders to intervene! Har har har har har har.

  2. That this is characterized as a “civil war” and not a foreign invasion using Muslim mercs, shows that the author is horribly uniniformed, or just another govt shill

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