Death tolls, and who is responsible?
Funny how people do not realize it is not the regime, nor the system that is killing people, it’s the war. As long as the war is going on, killing can be justified.
Let’s imagine if the Syria government lost, what would happen to Syria? At the moment the rebels seem united because they have a common enemy, what about after the rebellion, should there be another war then? I think the world is doing the right thing: just waiting. Let’s wait and see what would happen next. This is not apathy to the tragedy happening there, this is the realization that help is only vanity if the freedom fighters in Syria does not realize they do not understand freedom.
The Arab spring has spun into a vicious cycle of endless demands and disappointments, which aggravates into more demonstrations and more fighting.
Of course, democracy will probably come eventually, but at what cost? Enlarging the gap between the majority and the minority, or maybe profound ethnic hatred. Are these desirable consequences as long as democracy is achieved? An authoritarian regime always sounds so frightening, but the most democratic people on earth is also one of the most religious. And at what point does it occurs to the Americans, that the submission to Christianity which claimed superiority of all knowledge and reason is no less frightening?
A society needs both democratic and authoritarian entities to maintain its stability and function, while some are more of one or the other, some are completely the other; but promoting bloody revolution is something we do not want to do today, for the consequence of that is unfortunate: people can develop a habit of fighting, when they are not used to a society that transforms stably and are accustomed to rebellion. What you get after the rebellion? Is democracy going to solve unemployment? Who is going to govern? Is the rich militant leader or a former terrorist, or maybe a former government official? A revolution started by the bottom class has often successfully overthrown the government, but ended with higher class getting back to the leaders’ seats. This is because rebellion with only a goal to destroy something old can never build a better society themselves. Without a positive plan and a fruitful goal, the rebellion is simply a method for destruction. The consequence for supporting them will be painful and it is quite likely that the war now will never end.
The Syria government, if successfully keep all the sensitive issues in check, will actually have a chance in the game. Because the U.S. is powerless for this issue. Will they be going into Egypt too? or maybe Lebanon? Well let’s also give Israel a real border then, and that is how much of a bill? The U.S. will set an example leading to the bloody overthrown again and a again in the world, with the expectation of the U.S. to get involved. And that, the U.S. cannot do alone.
Trying to pay the war bill by importing American business, always ended up exploiting the people who financed the war in the first place. Why? Because the locals have nothing left after a long war, but Americans are fast meat. After the Iraqi war, people realized how expensive wars really are. in the mist of economic hardships in the world today, I am afraid Syrian people are not going to get much expected help.
Keep exploiting the possibility of chemical weapon attacks used in Syria is futile as well, because there is no evidence for mass killing as a result. Scattered reports can be dismissed easily if fewer people die from them than the street fights, and the rebels forgot that they are also generating civilian casualties, and are part of the mass killing campaign that is happening in Syria right now. At one point the people of Syria have to reach to a peace deal themselves, stop fighting themselves for the difference in believes and ideologies. For the world can help them achieve peace, but not agreements; the world can rescue the devastated, but cannot cure the violent.