The US should not intervene in Syria because it is not our place to act. In addition both sides of the civil war have committed many atrocities, which makes it morally wrong to support either side. The Free Syrian Army, the main opposition in Syria is also affiliated with Al-Qaeda. Supporting them with weapons would be like repeating our mistake in Afghanistan where we supported the Mujaheddin. If Assad falls in any case, Syria will collapse into sectarian chaos like post-Saddam Iraq.There will be brutal persecution of the Alawite group that Assad belongs to. For all these reasons, the US should support a diplomatic solution rather than a military intervention.
Foreign intervention in Syria will do more harm than good as shown above. Allowing the regime to be toppled could create a violent anarchic state like Somalia which has spawned Al-Shabaab one of the most dangerous terrorist groups. Look at what happened in Libya and Egypt and in Iran the 1970's with the toppling of the Shah. To protect human life and rights it is paramount that the international community work towards stability in Syria, not an overthrow of Assad, however distasteful he may be. Some countries simply are not advanced enough for government without brute force. Syria needs a powerful regime to prevent the more dangerous, more radical elements from gaining power as they often do. Look at the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan after we defeated the Communists. For these reasons, there should be foreign intervention is Syria.
Entering Syria would be very bad for the US. Either they would end up helping the Wahabbi funded rebels who are bound to become terrorists, or they could support Assad who is internationally unpopular and his days are numbered anyways. Which would put us even more at odds with the radicals that will take over. Supporting Assad would also make the US more unpopular in the international community. For these reasons, and the many domestic problems it faces. The US should not get involved in a war that's not theirs to fight.
Reasons for voting decision: I like how he is arguing yesterday's debate. A diplomatic solution has already been found for the chemical weapons. Along with the fact that if any nation wanted to intervene, it should be Russia, who has more interests in the country.
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