Syria -- Good Reasons Why We Need to Stay Out

MJTrep By MJTrep, 17th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Looking briefly at rhetoric, UN agreement, and aid already given

Syria -- Good Reasons Why We Need to Stay Out

Both al Assad and the forces of the resistance are guilty of Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and Ethnic Cleansing. Assad is Alawite, a sect under Shi'ism. Assad has been working to remove all non-Shi'a sects from Syria. Christian villages have also been attacked and slaughtered. Rape, torture, and murder of civilians by both sides in this internal war occurs with alarming frequency. The assistance from Iran is already widely known/

The US has already provided most of the Middle East states the means with which to tackle the Syria problem themselves. We have sent hundreds of billions of dollars to the Middle East in the form of developmental aid, military equipment, military training, petroleum dollars, and the list goes on.

Remember that, for decades, the call has gone out to remove all Western (American) influence from the region. Seriously, how many American allies call us the great Satan? How many allies say that they will fight us until there are no Westerners in their hallowed lands? How many have taken on the heavy responsibility of safeguarding our ambassadors only to stand by and watch while our embassies are attacked and delegates horribly murdered?

Enter Responsibility to Protect. The international community is, and has been, saying that the atrocities in Syria must be stopped. The 'stop' is anticipated to be the forced removal or death of al Assad by the United States. Saudi Arabia is even reportedly willing to pay for the US to do this. Under this approach the US would not only be fighting alongside groups that are known to be on the State Department Terrorist Watch List.

The Responsibility to Protect is an agreement, not a law, that has been designed to prevent four massive crimes. The four crimes are genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing
Genocide – the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, caste, religious, or national group
Crimes Against Humanity – defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum, "are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings." Are part either of a government policy or the accepted practice of atrocities. This holds true if the government is turning a blind eye towards it ot conducting it Murder; extermination; torture; rape; political, racial, or religious persecution are some of the crimes under this law
War Crimes – Murder, the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps, the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war, the killing of prisoners, the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages, and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity.
Ethnic Cleansing – the process or policy of eliminating unwanted ethnic or religious groups by deportation, forcible displacement, mass murder, or by threats of such acts, with the intent of creating a territory inhabited by people of a homogeneous or pure ethnicity, religion, culture, and history. Ethnic cleansing usually involves attempts to remove physical and cultural evidence of the targeted group in the territory through the destruction of homes, social centers, farms, and infrastructure, and by the desecration of monuments, cemeteries, and places of worship.

This agreement is supposedly being upheld by all members of the UN, to include

So, I ask you why is it, with all the financial support, military support, ignoring their vile attitude towards America and Americans, that we are in such a rush to go into Syria? Haven't the members of the Arab Street been provided with all the means necessary to deal with their own neighbors?

In my honest opinion, the Arab street must first use every means that they have to stop Assad and protect the people of Syria first.

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