Current Event Journal: Syrian War

The Syrian war is one of the most recent political events that is still happening to date. Many news articles have emerged since the war started which attempt to explain the various aspects of the war. Some of the emerging topics and their corresponding explanations include the origin of the war, the participants, and effects among others. This paper summarizes twenty of such articles and the views that each of them represents.


Origin/Causes of the War


Hbcdjbjdbjdb traces the war to the emergency rule that the government enacted in 1963 and that had been operational until when the war broke out in 2011. Per the article, the government had suppressed the citizens’ freedom of expression, assembly, and association. This suppression meant that the government had powers over all its subjects and did not allow them to express any dissenting opinions or form any alliances for the same reasons. Specifically, the administration did not let any gatherings comprising of more than five people and authorized the police to arrest and details any culprits who defied any of the set obligations. Citizens had hoped for improvements after al-Assad assumed power, but his administration did not meet their expectations. Citizens started growing weary of the constant lack of essential commodities and the continuous rise in prices of the available products. Eventually, their suffering overwhelmed them and caused them to start an uprising against the government. This uprising would later lead to one of the fiercest wars in Syrian History.


chccvugbhvhjbj also suggest that the war began in 2011 when a section of citizens protested against the government and the then president Bashar al-Assad. The civic groups had felt dissatisfied with the way the administration run the country and called for the resignation of the president and the dissolution of the government. However, the ruling team did not take the accusations lightly. Instead, they suppressed all the protestors violently—especially the ones that were calling for the president's removal. This violent suppression caused retaliation from the protesting parties, and within no time, insurgent groups had formed. Both parties held their grounds; the insurgent groups found more reasons for outing the administration while the government also validated their use of force citing the forceful retaliation of the rebels. These firm stances from both parties escalated the war.


On the other hand, yhdvugdihidsnksc suggests that had the feud remained between the citizens or rebels and the government alone, the war would not have persisted. Instead, the rival parties would have found a solution and called for a ceasefire, or one party would have overwhelmed the other causing the overwhelmed group—most probably the rebels to surrender. He argues that what existed between the two parties was an ordinary dispute that occasionally happens between governments and their citizens. Therefore, per jbfdjknihbisdnk the exact cause of the Syrian war was the involvement of international parties in the domestic feuds of Syria. Some foreign countries, bodies, and organizations sided with the government while others stood with the rebels. The rebels’ allies gave food, weapons, and financial support just like the government received from theirs. These constant supplies made each side confident of winning against each other thereby escalating the dispute in the war that has continued to date.


Participants in the War


Bdbjbddjbmd has categorized the rebel groups in Syria and the government as the primary participants in the war. He claims that both parties are equally responsible for starting and continuing the fight not only because of their active participation but also their intentions. For instance, he argues that the war would not have begun or extended if the insurgent groups had sought constitutional and peaceful means of airing their grievances. Similarly, the article suggests that maybe the outcome could have been different if the government had not used force to suppress the rebelling citizens. Vcdhjbjbiubc uses these reasons to classify the rebels and government as the primary participants in the war.


Hvdjbknjdcb agrees with hbdvjjbj on the primary participants of the war. However, he argues that other secondary participants have almost equal influence in the war. The article classifies Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah as the government’s allies and who have conducted numerous airstrikes in Syria against the anti-government groups. On the other hand, Turkey has declared open support for the rebels and continues to support them in fighting the government. The United States has also attacked the Syrian government and pro-government groups severally. Israel had for a long time stood as a neutral party in the war, but started conducting series of airstrikes on Iran and Hezbollah after claiming that the latter two’s presence in the southwestern part of

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