Most of the world has their own religious beliefs, some believe there is one God, and others believe there are many. There are also people who believe that their religion is the right religion, that believe they are doing what the religious text “says” to be. For that reason, there
The opposition forces, while not fighting each other or Assad's forces, are combating a tertiary group of radical islamists --who-- like the forces of the Comintern, are comprised of domestic and foreign radicals who are imposing their totalitarian will over the regions that they control. It must be noted that while ISIS, in contrast with the Comintern forces, is not a hard Leftist organization. The economic alignment of ISIS can be more accurately compared to that of Third Position politics, which share many socio-economic traits of Stalinist Leftism. SImilar to the Spanish Civil War, this political infighting has led to the weakening of the opposition forces. This has led to many experts alluding to a Assad victory. A victory that could be avoided if the opposition forces put aside their ideological differences in the quest for “democracy”.
Logan Van Wyk Period 1 Causes of Conflict in Syria When Hafez al-Assad passed away from a heart attack, hope for Syria arose with promises of reform. On June 10th, 2000, Hafez passed away leaving his son Bashar al-Assad with the power over Syria. Bashar attempted to gain support over his people with promises of reform throughout Syria, including a revolutionized economy. People soon began to protest because Bashar had not been following through with his promises. These protests arose and Bashar chose to fight his people rather than meet their demands. Conflict has risen in Syria because of poor political and geographical systems whether this be through the way Assad governs, or through the destruction of Syria.
The civil unrest that has torn through the country of Syria continues to garner international attention, igniting the opinions and encouraging the involvement of worldwide powers. This war has blurred the line between military and civilian, with both sides conducting a multitude of inhumane attacks on all peoples, regardless of whether they are soldiers or noncombatants. Powerful countries, such as the United States and Russia, have gotten involved due to these attacks and due to the power vacuum that has been opened for military groups like ISIS to gain support. The Syrian Civil War has also been highlighted by the ruthless ways of the Syrian President Assad, who continues to be supported by Russia and who the USA is trying to remove. This
To add on, the Kurdish forces, ISIS, the Assad regime, other oppositions are the main factions fighting in this war. CNN states the clans fighting in the war are becoming
In today’s world, a horrible and tragic conflict is caused by the terrorist group called ISIS. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and it is a terrorist group led by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. ISIS is made up of fundamentalist Sunni Muslims and foreign Jihadists. Back in 2011, a civil war broke out in Syria in response to efforts to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad, Syria’s dictator at the time. ISIS quickly decided to take advantage and resulted in controlling a vast territory in Syria and Iraq. ISIS have been proved to execute prisoners of war, enslave minorities, and rape thousands of women and young females. ISIS wants to set up as what they view as a “pure” Islamic state. ISIS embrace a very tragic and violent version of the religion Islam.
In the mid-twentieth century, an Arab nationalist fervor overtook Syria, leading to a series of coups which would eventually install the ostensibly socialist Ba’ath party at the head of state -- a rule that lasts tenuously to the present day. In the chaos of the aftermath of European occupation the seeds were sown for the conflict that rends Syria today as a nation struggles to define itself outside of the context of both factionalist terrorism and the autocratic al-Assad regime which has reigned since that period. When Hafez al-Assad, father of current president Bashar al-Assad, came to power in 1970 he seized the whole of the nation’s political power, placing it firmly in the hands of his family and therefore those of the military
Six years ago Syria’s civil war broke out and has torn the country apart. Violent reactions of the Syrian government to peaceful protests led the country into chaos.
As Ali Khedery states in the article, The Guardian, “They came about by Facing Assad's army and intelligence groups, Lebanon's Hezbollah, Iraq's Shia Islamist militias , Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Syria's initially peaceful protesters quickly became dismayed and disillusioned, which eventually turned them into an army full of hatred (The Guardian)”. The Shia Islamist began to use complete brute force to gain the surrounding countries attention in the form of chemical weapons, large artillery bombs, heavy machine guns, and complete control of the public by intimidation. When Syria's Sunni Arab revolutionaries pleaded to the world leaders for help, they were turned away. At this time the world leaders didn’t feel that ISIS was strong so the people did not feel them to be a major threat. So when the world refused to help them, they made a pact with al-Qaida. With the pact made, it became the “perfect storm” for evil! They began to use numbers and brute force to perform public beheadings, dismember children, and openly threaten all Christians with death. Now the majority of families and individuals affected by this genocide started to migrate to Syria to seek refuge. During this time of trouble, Nouri al-Maliki from Iraq was involved with corrupt politics and losing a lot of his powerful supporters trust for breaking a lot of promises made that he didn’t keep caused a major
These direct threats can result in a spill over conflict, which can cause the neighboring countries to retaliate. These conflicts have morphed into a turf war between several separate regimes in March of 2011, where citizens from the Middle East region and parts of North Africa decided to revolt against leaders within their respective areas. The demonstrations became violent when government officials began using lethal force to control the protests and the death of children became a large breaking point. As the protests continually got worse, the civilians began taking up arms against the government officials and over time a civil war has emerged. Over a stretch, the Syrian Civil War has evolved into a dispute the difficult to understand, it is almost unwinnable. Of course, the first is the Syrian government or Assad regime, the second is the (ISIL) which has crept into the Iraqi border to control the eastern side and continue trying to take control of Syria, while the initial band of rebels remain focused on overthrowing the government. In the wake of these constant pursuits by each regime, the death toll continues to rise. The number continues to increase on a regular basis. From 2011 until 2013, the death count has risen to nearly on hundred thousand non-combatants and combatants. Since then, the count is predictable to be a staggering two hundred and forty thousand. To put things into
On March 15 2011 the Syrian Civil War started. The battle is between the government, the extremist group called ISIS, and those who wanted their leader out of the office. This war has not only taken a toll on the once beautiful land of Syria but also on the people. These people were happily living their lives any enjoying life before this event. Once the war started there were mass bombings all over the country and many innocent people were killed. The war started because the leader was not religiously extreme. Many people were angry and wanted him out of the office because he let some kids doing graffiti die in detention. A rebellion started. It evolved into a full-out civil war. Many people had to leave and now more than half the country
When Hafez al-Assad and his party The Ba'ath Party, seized power and he became the President of Syria, Hafez al-Assad started building a base for a disgusting dictatorship. Hafez al-Assad given power and high ranks in the military and the government to mostly the Alawites(A branch of Islam), he wanted
Since March of 2011, Syria’s government has been under the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Throughout the country, there has been an intense conflict between the People of Syria and their government and as a result pro-democratic protests have emerged throughout the country as a way to end the reign and regime of the Assad Family who has been in power since 1971.