Recent news from inside Syria states that President Bashar Al Assad’s forces have bombarded the Syrian commercial capital of Aleppo with mortars and gunship fire to eliminate Syrian rebels in the area. Aleppo, a city with 2.5 million, has casualties of over 34 people. The Syrian opposition activists state that civilians are mostly casualties of the bombing.
The United States speculates a fully-armed assault against the rebels. They see the efforts of Assad as tank columns, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft enter the scene. The full story can be read here.
The only concern I have is that why hasn’t the violence stopped? Has UN special envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan failed? Clearly, the motivation for all the violence in Syria is because of the hatred of each side for each other.
The new assault of Syrian President Assad shows that he intends to end the 16-month rebellion with force and bloodshed. However, rebel forces continue their attacks as well. In this case, the picture is fighting fire with fire.
The US is only allowed to provide support with non-lethal items such as communication equipment and medical supplies. Anybody who interferes with the situation might raise global political concerns.
But if you’re anticipating a massacre and you are only to observe, isn’t it more painful? The only question in my mind is that people are dying yet the fighting is still on-going.
Political parties in Syria do not realize that the civilians are the ones paying for all that they are doing. More and more people can die given the circumstances.
Clearly, a solution for the Syrian crisis is still far away. At this time, only through the shedding of blood will the entire crisis end.