Contrary to popular belief, the Syria situation isn't simply Assad terrorizing his own people, nor is it sectarian violence.Images shown daily in papers all over the world reflect the true suffering imposed by both sides.
Well, before analysing anything, one must first look at the known facts. We're not talking about chemical weapons etc. due to the complex confusion on those matters, but rather what started the war. I probably cannot even talk about the numbers killed, due to the distinct lack of unbiased journalism in the country.
Assad responded violently to protests in 2011, imposing censorship and mass arrests of opposition leaders. Perhaps a touch too overzealous from the man fearing he would be usurped. Some of his own army left him to form the FSA, a prominent group in the scale of things, such was his tyranny. So surely a simple conclusion? Well, perhaps the media outlets are feeding you nonsense again.....
There's no doubt that Assad has done wrong. His constant bombings, and attacks on Syrian people have escalated the civil war. It is the lack of acknowledgement of the wrong doing of the rebel opposition that frustrates those who want to look objectively at the situation.Groups within the rebels include the Muslim Brotherhood (see: the state of Egypt), Al Nusra (in other words, Al Qaeda), and both the Syrian Islamic Front and the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front, both Islamist, radical groups. My aim is to bring into perspective the people Obama and much of the West are currently supporting. Aid, in terms of food and medical supplies, should naturally be delivered to civilians in the country, who are evidently the real victims of the violence.However, the supply of weapons, mainly stemming from Saudi Arabia, to the rebels only accentuate the violence.
The notorious chemical weapons attacks have had much the same effect - yet the mainstream media have specifically mentioned Assad's alleged use . The "definitive proof" the US seems to possess has not been released - national security purposes, or maybe it's just very weak/doesn't exist....the latest chemical attack, on August 21st, showed the rebel forces using Sarin gas to kill 635 civilians. Oh and don't forget about the "Assad, eat your heart out fiasco".
As you can probably tell, my main point outlines the importance to not consume mainstream media for vital matters such as this civil war; do your own research, learn about both parties - media will always have a government bias. I switch on CNN, Assad bombing kills 200. I change to Russia Today, Rebels massacre 200 with machetes. It's unsure what will happen - but we don't want to turn this into another Iraq.