Syrian Involvement

I am gravely concerned about the action that our country may take in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.  Earlier this year, I read a newspaper report that Russia believed, as a result of the chemical analysis of the earlier attack, that the rebels had used gas in an attempt to provoke the US into joining the fight.  They had reached this conclusion because the analysis showed that the chemicals used were of an inferior quality than what the Syrian’s have in their arsenal.    I consider this to be a very real possibility.  The rebels have much to gain by American involvement.  There may be someone among the rebels who has the capability to manufacture and to use gas, and who could justify this action to their own satisfaction.

I am very concerned that military action on our part will have grave consequences for us.   I am concerned that it is a cost that we cannot afford.  I am concerned that we may find ourselves backing a group that we will later regret backing.  I am concerned about what response Russia, and the Muslim community,  will make to our involvement.

This is not our fight.  It is a civil war.  It does not involve us.  Neither party is innocent.  I believe that we should stay out of this conflict.  I do not believe that we should be supporting either side in any way.

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4 Responses to “Syrian Involvement”

  1. Riley Frost Says:

    You write very fluently, it’s somewhat refreshing. In addition to something I posted a while back, you may be interested in this:
    http://rileyfrost.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/if-intervention-is-the-chosen-solution-what-is-the-most-suitable-course-of-action-in-syria/

  2. pradiptabhaskar Says:

    You are correct that ‘rebels’ might be provoking attack for their selfish gains, but the world must take side to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. However, war should be the last option, and it will be unfortunate if it come to that. To believe that this is not ‘our’ war will lead to many wars in some form or the other. If the U.S. and UK are planning intervention and Russia and China are opposing any intervention on humanitarian ground, then they with the help of the rest of the world should work together and do everything possible to cut the arms supply chain to Syria. It is not happening because everyone is seeking opportunities from a human tragedy.

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      I think that the suggestion to cut the arms supply to both sides is an interesting one. The problem is that if it were not equally effective for both sides, one side would quickly overpower the other side.

      I am very concerned that the use of military force will lead to a much broader conflict.

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