According to Doctors Without Borders over 300 people have been killed and there is proof that neurotoxic agents were used. Many Western powers including US lay blame on the Bashar al-Assad regime. Washington is preparing limited military action against the government forces in Syria. The American people do not want military involvement in Syria’s civil war, but do want an attack on Syrian military targets. US credibility is at stake. There are also a lot of rules around how the UN Security Council, NATO, and US administration and Congress can go into Syria. To add on to the issue it is not definite that limited airstrikes will make much of a difference with the Syrian government. It could also raise the chances of conflict between the US, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah. US airstrikes could also kill many innocent people and make things even worse for what is already a terrible refugee situation.
This issue has caused us to really stop and think about what we should do as a government. We do not want to look like the “bad guys”, but we also have to help. If we go in and protect the people of Syria we know we will be doing the right thing, but in order to do the right thing we have many different challenges we face on the way. Because we do not want to get involved in this civil war we have to take baby steps to protect the people, which is why we plan to send in airstrikes. I believe that if we go in and protect we will start problems, but if we do not do something about it that will also cause problems. At this point I cannot call what is right and wrong, but all I do know is that we have to take the risk because the people of Syria cannot help themselves.