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The Syrian War Will Not End Until We Realise That Weapons Aren’t The Answer

Posted by Simran Gindwani in Politics
March 3, 2018

Syria has been confronting the darkest by-product of world politics for the longest time. Indeed, most inhabitants and citizens are both resentful and full of grief at the moment. They do not know life beyond the fear of dying in the next attack. Though most of us know the truth of the unpredictable expiry of a human being, no one wants to die the way each child, adult, and senior citizen is dying in the Syrian war.

Today, I would like to discuss some facets of the Syrian War. I have been greatly affected and shocked by the death of all of those who are and were victims of these political and civic agendas. Around 674 people died recently when ceasefires failed to defend them against missiles.

The history of Syria is well known, but the news still impacts us because of the inhumanity that is taking place in this so-called globalized and modern world. I read the history of Afghanistan as well, wherein I could see the settlements of Taliban and their oppression on the civilians who resided there. It is so hard to see life being used as property by the people who hold power in the form of missiles and political networks. I often wonder, all these people who are carrying out such grievous killings, are they worthy of being deemed human?

The next question that I want to ask is – in each war, can a weapon fight a weapon? Can we not see any other solutions? Has humanity ceased to exist? Would peace ever be the answer to anything?

Our world today is about all civilians who live their dream of a well-settled normal life. But over years, generations of Syrians have only seen the destructive attitude of humans, fighting over the territory of other human beings.

A civilian, Mr Abu Anas, told an activists group about a round of shellings that hit his house, after which, they were forced to move out of the place. They then moved to a shelter in Douma.

“These shelters are overcrowded and lack basic amenities,” Abu Anas said, after moving his family to another one. “They are not stocked with food and water, and most people do not even have clothes.” 

The above statement shows abysmal surroundings and situations these people face. More important, it shows how significant it is for us and the world communities to make it stop. I often wonder, as a common man, are we also responsible for the same? Is it also our duty to try and help out? And if not us, then who? If we stick together as a world against weapons, will we able to get justice? Is this perhaps, the correct way to pay tribute to the existing victims?

Love hope and courage are stronger than what many believe them to be. We should all pray for Syrian civilians to come out of the social, economic, personal and political trauma they are currently battling successfully and safely.