concerned veterans for america

Is Syria Next?

During recent months, as Arab dictatorships have been shaken and sometimes removed, Syria’s President Assad has been sitting calmly in his capital, Damascus, seemingly impervious to the upheavals elsewhere. But that’s over; since 18 Mar Deraa, a city some 100km to the south, has been ablaze. At least 12 civilians were shot dead, 6 outside the Omari mosque on 23 March; another 3 were said to have been gunned down later that day. Protests have taken place in several other Syrian towns, including Homs, Banias, Deir ez-Zor and even, in a small way, Damascus itself. It’s expected that the regime, after several days of hesitation, will crack down hard. There is trouble in the air.

Mr. President, do we go to war in Syria too? President Assad’s daddy murdered 20,000 people in 1982. If so, where does this end.? If not, why not? Maybe inconstancy in foreign policy is not a sign of disorientation and weakness, but a crafty way of keeping our enemies off guard. Hopefully, our friends (if we have any left) know what we’re up to.

Join the discussion

Further reading

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for August

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of August is to watch the award-winning short film The Paper Boy. The City of Joy is that melting pot...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for July

Troops, thanks for your patience while we got the website back online! Your viewing assignment for July is to watch Our Kind of Love. This is a...

movie of the month projector with film reels

Movie of the Month for April

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of April is to watch the award-winning touching short film The Paper Boy. The City of Joy is that...

Get Denny's Newsletter

Receive news and updates from Denny