Syria- My thoughts on it

For the past few days, i have been working with an international desk of a newspaper, and trust me, Syria has been the lead of the page for over 20 times. The world media turns a blind eye to the issue most of the time. But the fact remains that it is an issue worse than any other in terms of Human Rights Violation. The violence has reached to such an extent that even the Pope called for peace in Syria in his Christmas address to the world.

It is horrifying to think of a place where you are uncertain of returning back home when you leave for office. The UN observatory in Syria says that over 40,000 people have been killed in Syria since the first uprising in 2009.  40,000?! This comes down to one member from each family in Syria being dead.

What if it was one of us out there?!
What if it was one of us out there?!

And all this just to satisfy the egos of the two major forces, NATO, and the reigning Monarch/dictator/president/or what ever you choose to call him of Syira, Bashar al-Assad. This again is a classic example of how a man’s desire of not giving up on power is costing a nation heavily, in every sense of the word.

Supporters of Assad outside his office in Syria.
Supporters of Assad outside his office in Syria.

It’s hard to imagine living in a country which is in such a bad shape. I cannot comment on how to solve the problem, or what can be done to end the war , but it’s just that such a huge loss of life and property is unbearable. These random thoughts of Syria triggered off after I saw a photo of violence in Syria this morning, and felt that sharing it here would be a great thing to do.

 

People gather at the banks of a waterway in the south of Aleppo from which rebels have recovered more than 100 bodies
People gather at the banks of a waterway in the south of Aleppo from which rebels have recovered more than 100 bodies