Friday, June 15, 2012
France: It's a Civil War in Syria... Casual Observers: You Think?
I believe the French Foreign Minister should win the "stating the obvious award of 2012" with this quote: "if you can't call it a civil war, then there are no words to describe it." Whoa nelly..... There's some deep logic for ya, I wonder how long it took for him to reach that conclusion?
Apparently, after fifteen months of armed conflict between pro-government and anti-government forces, with over thirteen thousand dead civilians in the process, France is now just realizing Syria is embroiled in civil war. Jeez, I wonder how long it would've taken them to recognize the American one, or did they just discover that today as well?
This is the problem with our world today: if two different sides, especially sides divided by religion as well as overall power, are fighting over control of the domestic government in an organized way, that's a civil war... However, it takes our western powers and international bodies almost fifteen months, and fifteen thousand dead for them to recognize that.
And even worse.... Now that the world is just realizing Syria is in a civil war, all of these stories concerning what should be done now are popping up every where in the media. When we should have joined the rebels seven months ago, after we finished our mission in Libya, and maybe I wouldn't be writing this article about when a civil war is a civil war, and instead about us sending al-Assad to meet Qaddafi in a nice, warm spot reserved for despots in hell.
What say you?