Syrian crossroads


Syria’s fate is on the line.  President Obama has approved a proposal to strike Syria and congress’ answer is pending.  Syria has agreed to release control of their chemical weapons in an attempt to avoid an attack from the U.S.

On March 15, 2011, Syrian soldiers fired on protesters demanding the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Then, nearly two years later, everything collapsed.  On August 21, 2013, the Assad regime launched chemical weapons against Syrian citizens near the outskirts of Damascus. The casualties topped at 1,400.

If America approves a strike, Iran has threatened to strike Israel.  If the strike is approved, then missiles will be fired on Syria, possibly inciting a new conflict.  But another possible outcome is that Syria may relinquish control of all chemical weapons in their possession.  If this happens, the proposed strike might be dropped.  With no certain future, America can only wait.