Thursday, September 5, 2013

Syria - we are all one humanity

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If the above photos disturb you, they should.  Dead Syrian children.  Syrian children gassed the third week of August by a monster dictator, Bashar al-Assad, against his own people. More than 1400 Syrian people were killed when gassed by al-Assad in the Syrian civil war.

Adults that have died in this conflagration of genocide at least have had a chance to live a bit of their lives.  But, for these children, snuffed out before their time, this is tragic.  The next generation of Syrians are being killed by al-Assad.  These children and the possibilities of their lives are gone, forever, as the day dawns in Syria.  All the positive platitudes we put on our blogs and facebook pages will never bring these children, and for many of them, their families back again.

We here in America, have never had to deal with being gassed by our President.  We have no idea how horrific this really is.  Our families are not being torn apart by a monster dictator who will kill his own people to remain selfishly in power.  

So as we go about our daily lives here in America, as a civilized people, we DO have a responsibility to these Syrian children, their parents, their families and their friends, and to the whole nation of Syria to take military action/strikes against al-Assad. 

 And, the Syrians that have survived this gas attack, what kind of quality of life will they have too look forward to in the future?  Years and years of sickness, ill health, and even premature death.  We are all one humanity here on the earth.  When a monster dictator attacks his people, we all are attacked.  There but for the grace of God go we.  How can the whole world dither over whether to do something about al-Assad?

It is time for the whole world, no matter how 'war weary' we are, especially America and Britain, to make a military strike against al-Assad, so that these lives lost are not lost in vain.  How can the civilized peoples of the world look the other way -' just a civil war in Syria' - and not take action against al-Assad.  How can we permit this monster to get away with this? 

This gas attack was nearly fifteen days ago, and Britain's Parliament has refused to be a part of a military attack against al-Assad, and Obama has dithered over how to handle this situation.  First, he was for a quick direct attack.  Now, he has pulled back and is consulting Congress further delaying retaliation for this horrific attack. 

Like it or not, America is the world's leader militarily, democratically, and morally.  And leaders in the world must take action when genocide is occurring in another country.   Even if we have to go it alone, we must stop the genocide.  But, Britain, Germany, and France should not be shirking their duty as leaders in this world also.  I am disappointed that these three countries have said no or are dithering also. 

If retaliation is not taken immediately, it is meaningless.  When our children misbehave at home or at school, we don't wait fifteen days or more to discipline them.  We take immediate action so the child knows what he is being disciplined for.  

As long as we are waiting to send al-Assad a message, the sting of the response lessens, because it does not come directly after the chemical attack.  

I applaud Obama's attempt in getting a world response, but this should have been done first, before he came out saying a strike on Syria was imminent.  We look foolish to the world for doing this in this order and manner.  As a world leader, our nation needs to look decisive and  in control.  The way this has been organized, we look waning and foolish.  

I know, we can't even take control and help Detroit, Michigan in its bankruptcy case, but to turn a blind eye to al-Assad's chemical attack shows the world we have no moral courage.

And, remember these two little girls, Anne and Margot Frank, who were snuffed out before their time by Hitler during WWII.  Think what they could have contributed to the world.  What they did contribute during their short lives, one diary and some letters to one another, is a testament of how important each life is here on earth.  

Anne and Margot Frank as children before WWII.