The conflict in Syria began as a peaceful uprising in 2011, but subsequently descended into a violent conflict which has been now lasting for more than 5 years.
Today more than 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria with more than 6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
More than 4 million Syrians are now registered as refugees, in the neighbouring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
The Washington Post By Max Fisher.
Why are people in Syria killing each other?
The killing started in April 2011, when peaceful protests inspired by earlier revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia rose up to challenge the dictatorship running the country.
The government responded -- there is no getting around this -- like monsters.
First, security forces quietly killed activists. Then they started kidnapping, raping, torturing and killing activists and their family members, including a lot of children, dumping their mutilated bodies by the sides of roads. Then troops began simply opening fire on protests.
Eventually, civilians started shooting back.
Fighting escalated from there until it was a civil war. Armed civilians organized into rebel groups. The army deployed across the country, shelling and bombing whole neighborhoods and towns, trying to terrorize people into submission.
They've also allegedly used chemical weapons, which is a big deal for reasons I'll address below.
Volunteers from other countries joined the rebels, either because they wanted freedom and democracy for Syria or, more likely, because they are jihadists who hate Syria's secular government.
The rebels were gaining ground for a while and now it looks like Assad is coming back.
There is no end in sight.
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MICHAEL MOORE MASSAGE TO SYRIAN PEOPLE
We started this revolution in peaceful manner, Assad responded with brutal power, the Free Syrian Army( moderate rebels ) tried to topple down Assad, USA banned arming the moderate Rebels, Assad took advantage as he was getting armed by Iran and Russia, and won back most of the cities held by moderate Rebels.
ISIS and Alnusra formed as a result of the political vacuum in Syria, they were getting armed by radicals around the world; Obama now wants to arm the moderate rebels but unfortunately there is no more moderate rebels ,they have been killed by both Assad forces and ISIS .
Good bye my beautiful country Syria, you tried your best .
Seeking Shelter - Syrian refugees eye asylum in Germany
To fully understand the significance of the following two photos, it is important to view the video incorporated with the links provided.
Mr. Philipp Missfelder clearly stated twice on the video the verification of his religious preference in favour of Christian refugees. He ignored altogether the big picture and the problems in the Middle East.
This is not a religious issue. This is a humanitarian issue and as human beings we should try to assist the refugees to find their way through life (Goudasism).
The next photo is of Heiko Wimmen who clealy states that picking and choosing refugees in favour of Christians send completely the wrong signals.
The statement of Heiko Wimmen is much more appropriate under the circumstances because the problems in the Middle East will not be solved any time soon and need people like him to sit down at a table, negotiate, and we all hope for the best.
Mr. Heiko Wimmen, we iniatiate a campaign for your nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize.
From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak
11 September 2013
On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: "I write this as a warning to the world." So began Wilfred Burchett's report from Hiroshima.
It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied the US occupation authorities, Burchett was pilloried, not least by his embedded colleagues. He warned that an act of premeditated mass murder on an epic scale had launched a new era of terror.
Almost every day now, he is vindicated. The intrinsic criminality of the atomic bombing is borne out in the US National Archives and by the subsequent decades of militarism camouflaged as democracy.
The Syria psychodrama exemplifies this. Yet again, we are held hostage to the prospect of a terrorism whose nature and history even the most liberal critics still deny.
The great unmentionable is that humanity's most dangerous enemy resides across the Atlantic.
John Kerry's farce and Barack Obama's pirouettes are temporary. Russia's peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with the contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy.
With Al-Qaida now among its allies, and US-armed coupmasters secure in Cairo, the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran.
This operation [in Syria]," said the former French foreign minister Roland Dumas in June, "goes way back. It was prepared, pre-conceived and planned."
When the public is "psychologically scarred", as the Channel 4 reporter Jonathan Rugman described the British people's overwhelming hostility to an attack on Syria, reinforcing the unmentionable is made urgent.
Whether or not Bashar al-Assad or the "rebels" used gas in the suburbs of Damascus, it is the US not Syria that is the world's most prolific user of these terrible weapons.
In 1970, the Senate reported, "The US has dumped on Vietnam a quantity of toxic chemical (dioxin) amounting to six pounds per head of population". This was Operation Hades, later renamed the friendlier Operation Ranch Hand: the source of what Vietnamese doctors call a "cycle of foetal catastrophe".
I have seen generations of young children with their familiar, monstrous deformities. John Kerry, with his own blood-soaked war record, will remember them.
I have seen them in Iraq, too, where the US used depleted uranium and white phosphorous, as did the Israelis in Gaza, raining it down on UN schools and hospitals. No Obama "red line" for them. No showdown psychodrama for them.
The repetitive debate about whether "we" should "take action" against selected dictators (i.e. cheer on the US and its acolytes in yet another aerial killing spree) is part of our brainwashing.
Richard Falk, emeritus professor of international law and UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine, describes it as "a self-righteous, one-way, legal/moral screen [with] positive images of Western values and innocence portrayed as threatened, validating a campaign of unrestricted political violence". This "is so widely accepted as to be virtually unchallengeable".
It is the biggest lie: the product of "liberal realists" in Anglo-American politics, scholarship and the media who ordain themselves as the world's crisis managers, rather than the cause of a crisis.
Stripping humanity from the study of nations and congealing it with jargon that serves western power designs, they mark "failed", "rogue" or "evil" states for "humanitarian intervention".
An attack on Syria or Iran or any other US "demon" would draw on a fashionable variant, "Responsibility to Protect", or R2P, whose lectern-trotting zealot is the former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans, co-chair of a "Global Centre", based in New York.
Evans and his generously funded lobbyists play a vital propaganda role in urging the "international community" to attack countries where "the Security Council rejects a proposal or fails to deal with it in a reasonable time".
Evans has form. He appears in my 1994 film Death of a Nation, which revealed the scale of genocide in East Timor. Canberra's smiling man is raising his champagne glass in a toast to his Indonesian equivalent as they fly over East Timor in an Australian aircraft, having just signed a treaty that pirated the oil and gas of the stricken country below where Indonesia's tyrant, Suharto, killed or starved a third of the population.
Under the "weak" Obama, militarism has risen perhaps as never before. With not a single tank on the White House lawn, a military coup has taken place in Washington.
In 2008, while his liberal devotees dried their eyes, Obama accepted the entire Pentagon of his predecessor, George Bush: its wars and war crimes. As the constitution is replaced by an emerging police state, those who destroyed Iraq with shock and awe, and piled up the rubble in Afghanistan and reduced Libya to a Hobbesian nightmare, are ascendant across the US administration. Behind their beribboned façade, more former US soldiers are killing themselves than are dying on battlefields. Last year, 6,500 veterans took their own lives. Put out more flags.
The historian Norman Pollack calls this "liberal fascism". "For goose-steppers," he wrote, "substitute the seemingly more innocuous militarisation of the total culture.
And for the bombastic leader, we have the reformer manqué, blithely at work, planning and executing assassination, smiling all the while.
" Every Tuesday, the "humanitarian" Obama personally oversees a worldwide terror network of drones that "bugsplat" people, their rescuers and mourners. In the west's comfort zones, the first black leader of the land of slavery still feels good, as if his very existence represents a social advance, regardless of his trail of blood.
This obeisance to a symbol has all but destroyed the US anti-war movement: Obama's singular achievement.
In Britain, the distractions of the fakery of image and identity politics have not quite succeeded. A stirring has begun, though people of conscience should hurry.
The judges at Nuremberg were succinct: "Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity."
The ordinary people of Syria, and countless others, and our own self respect, deserve nothing less now.
This article first appeared in the Guardian, UK
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JOHN RICHARD PILGER HAS DEVOTED A HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT A SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRY NAMED CAMBODIA.
FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENTS IN CAMBODIAN OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.
Syrian Refugees Come Ashore In Greece
Every Greek who sees us give us food and drink «Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΠΟΤΕ ΔΕΝ ΠΕΘΑΙΝΕΙ»
ERIC KEMPSON WIFE PHILIPPA AND DAUGHTER ELLENI
At least 35,000 have washed up on the 10 miles of coast near Eric's home.
Most of them are Syrians fleeing the war and chaos in Syria.
In the absence of any aid agencies, help from the Greek authorities or the European Union, Eric and his wife Philippa along and their musician daughter Elleni, along with a handful of other volunteers and tourists, spend every day helping the thousands of vulnerable refugees and migrants who have landed near their home
Lesbos crisis: British family helping refugees from the sea
THE ISSUIE OF SYRIA, THE REFUGEE CRISIS, THE POLITICS AND RESOLUTION OF THIS CRISIS IS FAR FROM OVER.
I HOPE THAT I FIND MORE TIME IN THE FUTURE TO UPDATE AND COMPLETE THIS SERIOUS ARTICLE.