Once Upon An Intervention – The Syrian Story

Jesse Sharratt


Driving down the Damascus Highway in eastern Lebanon

    The time for meaningful intervention in Syria has passed. The two and a half years that have transpired since the popular uprising against dictator Bashar Al-Assad have played witness to a brutal civil war. The Assad regime has held on against the rebels and is now holding the upper hand, thanks to help from Russia and Iran. The rebels have fought tirelessly to defeat Assad, with support in arms and aid coming from various countries, including America.

In January of this year, I drove down the Damascus Highway in Lebanon towards Syria. I found myself amidst Syrian refugee camps. They were a heartbreaking sight. Hovels held together with rope, children running around playing football in the cold mud and adults congregated around fires burning in old oil drums. Almost two million people have been displaced due to the civil war…

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