US involvement in Syria

Drapeau USSince 2011, Syria has been engaged in a terrible civil war, in which more than 250,000 Syrian lost their lives. While Russia is allied with the Assad government, the United States is supporting the rebels. Once again, Russia and the US are confronting each other, but this time the conflict is occurring indirectly, as it takes place in Syria.

Although the U.S. is trying to help in Syria, most of the rebels are frustrated because they feel like the U.S. “doesn’t do as much as the Russians do for their side of the conflict”, as Robert Ford, the former US ambassador to Syria, said.

President Obama stated one year ago that if the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the war, the U.S. would be more involved in the conflict. Today, we know that the Syrian regime has done so, and many Republicans are castigating the President for not intervening more. A no-fly zone might be settled in Syria to protect the rebels. Negotiating is another option; Obama and Putin had a meeting and they agreed to have military – to – military communication to avoid conflicts in Syria, but they still have no compromise for what the peace in Syria may look like.

by Hugo B.