• Upcoming Events

    Monday 11/8
    Peter Beinart
    "Israel: Have we lost that loving feeling, and can we get it back?"
    5-7pm
    Davis Auditorium
    Sturm Hall

    Monday 11/8
    The Muslim Student Association is hosting an Eid Mubarak dinner from 6-8 pm at the Korbel Cyber Cafe.

    Wednesday 11/10
    A Faculty Panel will discuss different issues surrounding the Occupy Wallstreet movement.
    Noon in the Cyber Cafe

  • Contact Us

    Cliff Martin
    clifton.martin86@gmail.com

    Brett Schneider
    schneider.brett.a@gmail.com

    Doug Garrison
    garrisondh@gmail.com

    Kara Kingma
    klkingma@ole.augie.edu

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 19 other followers

What should we be doing to help in Syria?

Last year, we’d do daily updates with news stories from various news sources regarding the Middle East.  This year, I want to do something similar, only I’m going to try to frame the stories into topics for discussion.  So today, think about what you feel the US should be doing regarding the Syrian protests.  Oh and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments area on the blog.  Some things to think about: We (the US) already have commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.  Other world powers have strongly defined interests in Syria.  The general sentiment within the Middle East still seems ambiguous.  Supposedly life in Damascus is no different from before.

And now this: Al Jazeera reports that Mahmood Ahmadinejad of Iran is calling for an end to the crackdowns.

Another interesting article from Al Jazeera says that Syrian protesters are calling for foreign aid.

“Calling for outside intervention is a sensitive issue that could be used by the regime to label its opponents as traitors. We are calling for international observers as a first step,” spokesman Ahmad al-Khatib told Reuters news agency.

“If the regime refuses it will open the door on itself for other action, such as no-tank or no-fly zones,” he said, adding that Assad’s forces have killed 3,000 civilians, thousands have been arrested and thousands more are counted as missing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: