We can certainly agree that neither side is a hero
I didn’t like, and still don’t like how the regime responded violently to the first protests. I still feel that Assad could have stopped all this in the beginning, but made the worst possible choices.
However, if the rebels were ever once freedom fighters. It’s clear that they aren’t anymore. The evidence of them committing their own share of atrocities have been mounting since the start and that video above me does put forward some pretty damning evidence against the rebels (though the video’s claim that the US orchestrated the entire conflict is highly questionable and I demand they provide more evidence on that one). Either this is a case of terrorists hijacking the goal of the rebellion to their own end, or the rebels themselves became the monster they fought against or this was how they were are the start.
Who to support now? Well if Syria decided they want their old government back, so be it. I’m not one to say they are wrong.
Though I think Syria could stand for a more competent leader; It seems he is the only option Syria has. If the other options are warmongering terrorist groups that want to turn the nation into a fascist theocracy then it’s no wonder his support from the populace is returning.
Regardless of who started this, it’s probably going to be the regime that ends it and that seems to be all people want now.
In all seriousness guys….
Some of you may have seen me behave very vocally on the Syria issue here whenever it pops up. We’ve had many threads on this over the past two years and I’ve been very charged on all of them
Perhaps I feel so strongly about it mainly due to those first couple threads we had, when it all began, and I had to watch one of my own friends in Syria struggle with it. Narrowly avoid FSA drafting, Narrowly avoid death, leave his home, salvage a new life…
I got to hear him ping me on Steam chat just to ask me why us westerners wouldn’t stop this and why none of us seem to care
And even though I’m on the other side of world, I just wanted to show that I did care and that I wanted to do something, anything to help, even if all I can do is argue about it on the internet
But one of the last things he said to me on the subject was not to worry anymore. He’s moving on with his life. I should too. So after much thought, I’ve decided it’s time to follow his advice.
I’m not going to post on this subject anymore. Not here, not anywhere. Feel free to continue discussing without me.