Arab Spring, Summer and Fall

The pace of developments seems to have slowed but Syria is still slaughtering its citizens in the street, Yemen’s tyrant is still in power and an unpopular regime is still in power in Bahrain.

Libya is down to the last couple of battles for complete overthrow of Gaddafi. It’s time for the world to focus on Syria, currently the worst offender of human rights in the news. There is danger of conflict at the Turkish border and Russia is still providing Syria with arms to kill its citizens. China vetoed a resolution of the UN Security Council to yank Assad’s chain. The longer this situation persists, the less likely a peaceful solution will work. The citizens will get arms one way or another and take back their country. The only question in my mind is what is the least bloody way to have that happen. I don’t see a better solution than what happened in Libya, NATO, or some other force, taking out Assad’s armour and artillery. It takes time but the citizens are mad as hell and won’t take it any more. They will fight and win.

The other parties/antagonists in the region had better smarten up or face overthrow. That includes Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Israel. No one likes a bully for a neighbour. No one wants a bully in power. It’s time to get rid of all the bullies. We have to live together on this planet and we should not be locked-in by the mistakes of our ancestors. Change can be good. Change is necessary.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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