The Situation is Syria

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The Situation is Syria

Post  Joshua T on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:51 am

The situation in Syria goes beyond the March 2011 protest against the Syrian regime; the president of Syria is Bshar Alassad who has been in power ever since 2000, succeeding his father who came into power after the Coup de Etat in 1970. There have been hundreds of thousands of deaths in this conflict so far, and if nothing is done this number will only increase. There have been different attempts to end this conflict; the three resolutions were the S/RES/2042, S/RES/2043 and the S/RES/2118. Each of these had a similar approach to the problem, but they were all vetoed on the Russians Federations behalf. There have been other measure taken, for example, Kofi Annan, former Secretary General, tried to impose a six-point plan he created, but failed due to lack of cooperation from both sides.

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Re: The Situation is Syria

Post  Mira W. on Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:51 pm

It is incredible that, although he has caused a great deal of grief for his country, the president has been ruling for over 14 years. I definitely support John Locke's idea that in such cases the citizens have the right - and responsibility - to overthrow the government. Instead, it seems people are proving Hobbes' theories about people being naturally violent, selfish, and greedy true. This seems to have become a pattern lately; corrupt countries with greedy leaders taking all of the society's wealth while the citizens are at war... Interesting post, Josh!
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