Military Intervention in Syria

4271 WordsApr 14, 201318 Pages
The UK should intervene militarily to halt the Syria regime’s slaughter of innocent civilians. Please discuss critically using at least one case study of military intervention. Nowadays, we can scarcely turn on our televisions or pick up a newspaper without being confronted with yet another depressing news item about the Syrian civil war. As the crisis in Syria rages the question of whether western countries especially UK should intervene militarily in order to halt the Syria regime’s slaughter of innocent civilians is raised. Should the western countries turn a blind eye to the atrocities that take place in Syria or should they use force and intervene to the state affairs of another state in order to quell the violence? This essay is…show more content…
In the case of a military intervention the main purpose must be to halt the suffering that human beings experience. A problem here is that many international observers might argue that the intervention in Syria ultimately aims to change the regime and eliminating Iran’s last major regional ally. This would increase the influence the Western countries have in the Arab World. A military action is appropriate only if it is the last resort. The UN and regional states have condemned Syria’s actions. Many efforts have been made from the United Nations in order to put an end to the atrocities and the violations of Human Right that take place in Syria but none of them have brought the desired outcome. In April 2012, Kofi Annan, as a special envoy, reported that the Assad government had agreed to a six-point peace plan, which laid out a framework for a ceasefire that does not result in the departure of Assad from power. Syria failed to achieve almost every aspect of this peace plan and the United Nations send 300 ceasefire observers to the country. In June the United Nations terminated its observer operation because of the accelerating violence. In February 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted a resolution condemning the Presidents Assad’s reaction to the uprising, but China and Russia, prevented all energies for stronger Security Council action. There are numerous alternatives that could be
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