Everyeveryeveryone is obsessing over the situation in Israel, but I haven’t seen a single goddamn post about Syria, and it’s, frankly, distressing that nobody cares. So, here I am, talking about Syria.
The civil war that is currently taking place in Syria started in March of 2011. It was,…
also the Assad regime has been using rape as a weapon against the Syrian women, Snipers target children and the bellies of pregnant mothers, children are being forced to grow up and learn about the different make, models, and sound of bullets rather than the alphabet or sciences. the Army targets people standing in line for bread, marked ambulances and cars, people trying to go to cemeteries so that they are able to bury their dead. there is nothing but horror in the cities, millenium of history destroyed, children being forced to leave their homes for the refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other places. And for What. A spoiled child who believes God gave him the right to take lives and rule the country in a state of terror. for god’s sake, I went to Syria with my family before and a cab driver knew my dad was an Ex-patriot because he was the only one smiling in a crowd in the Suq al-Hamadeyyah. If there is no reason to be smiling unless you are no longer a citizen of the country there is something seriously wrong with the political system. For God’s sake, they chased a friend of my dad’s out of the country for putting the CORRECT ballots in the ballot box and not the doctored ones years ago. Another friend of his was sentenced to prison and torture for 12 years, he had been a teacher at the University of Damascus and was arrested in his classroom. He still doesn’t know, twenty years later, why he was arrested. these people are fighting for the same human rights that the Palestinians are, the same ones that we in most Western countries have, and they are being treated to a helping of bullets, tanks, chemical weapons, and death. I stand with the Palestinian people, but YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE PLIGHT OF THE SYRIAN PEOPLE WHILE YOU ARE TRYING TO BRING JUSTICE TO THE PALESTINIANS. The Syrian Conflict has been going on for the last seventy years, just as long as the Palestinian conflict, and yet we can get 15,000+ people to turn up for Palestine at the drop of a hat, but we can hardly scrounge up the energy to get 500 people to a Syrian rally? True the Palestinians have been in the news more often, but that is only because most of the American media is controlled by Israeli supporters, and they have wanted use to try to aid the Israeli cause. Syrians were, until recently, unable to announce to the world what was happening. take for example the Massacre in Hama in 1982. My father was twenty and living in Syria at that time and yet he DIDN”T HEAR ABOUT IT. the government had such a strict hold on the media that it didn’t get out, and now the son is doing the same on a larger scale to the entire country and the people are able to get the message out with social media, do not mistake silence for peace. The Assad regime has had a stranglehold on the people of Syria and now that they are loosing it, they are trying to sink the entire ship with them.