Syrian conflict: Should we help Syria in a humanitarian effort to support democracy in Syria?
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Fact 1.) More than 200,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from Islamic State. This is the story of the civil war so far, in eight short chapters.
Fact 2.) By June 2013, the UN said 90,000 people had been killed in the conflict. However, by August 2014 that figure had more than doubled to 191,000 - and continued to climb to 220,000 by March 2015, according to activists and the UN.
Fact 3.) A UN commission of inquiry, investigating alleged human rights violations since March 2011, has evidence that those on both sides of the conflict have committed war crimes - including murder, torture, rape and enforced disappearances. Government and rebel forces have also been accused by investigators of using civilian suffering, such as blocking access to food, water and health services, as a method war.
In February 2014, a UN Security Council resolution demanded all parties end the "indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas". Since then, activists say more than 6,000 civilians have been killed by barrel bombs dropped by government aircraft on rebel-held areas. The UN says in some instances, civilian gatherings have been deliberately targeted, constituting massacres.
Source: WWW.BBC.com/world/MiddleEast March 12, 2015
Dempsey warned that military intervention would likely carry a multi-billion-dollar price tag and could ultimately blow up in Washington's face.
"We have learned from the past 10 years, however, that it is not enough to simply alter the balance of military power without careful consideration of what is necessary in order to preserve a functioning state," the general wrote in his letter, referencing America's bloody engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Chairman of defense Admits America would go to mass debt, Social unrest, and end in Death instead of democracy.
The Money Used for Syria, Our own Chairman Of Defense says, , Is Multi-Billion. Our Own Chairman also Said It's Possibke that it blow up in america's face. Thus, America Shoukd Not intervene in syria.
1. The Casulties are not ONLY assad Inflicted. Also, If you looked at my source, You'll see That America would prolong, Not shorten the war. This, America should not be involved.
2 Again, Not all of them are from assasd. The rebels Have Killed People too. In fact, Our i terfereing usually kills more civilians than the actual target.
3. Your Source says BOTH sides. Rebel forces have been Doing war crimes, according to your own Argument.
Also, If your wanting to keep syria in syria, The americans Intervenering, OR Supporting terrorists Iverthrpw assad Isn't the way to do it
To continue, Assad is fighting ISIS, America can't Sweep iver ISIS by overthrowing Assad. If they can, They would do it, However, Ovethrrowing Assad doesn't mean Winning the war on terror.
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