The Syrian Civil War

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The term Red line is an international phrase used to figuratively represent the point of no return and define the limits of when it’s appropriate to take military action against a certain government or group. The term was widely used in 2012 when the international community was discussing the Syrian Civil War and the necessary action outside countries should take against the Syrian government to protect innocent Syrian civilians. The United States and its allies wanted to support the opposition of the regime, but they were conflicted on when and why they should take military action, not wanting to be dragged into another war in the Middle East. The documentary Red Lines follows a Syrian activist, Razan Shalab al-Sham and the director of the Syrian Emergency Taskforce, Mouaz Moustafa, as they work together to gain support for the Syrian people and the Free Syrian Army during the Syrian Civil War. Red Lines exemplifies the personal human experience in Syria by displaying the corruption in the Syrian government, socioeconomic declines for Syrian people during the Civil War, a lack of international support for the citizens of Syria and conflicting viewpoints of nationalism found throughout Syria during the civil war. Razan Shalab al-Sham is a part of a network of activists who smuggle humanitarian aid, medicine, fighters, money and journalists into Syria. Mouaz and Razan joked about their different backgrounds, Mouaz describing himself as poor and Razan as rich. Mouaz has a

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