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Saturday, September 7, 2013

World Outrage Over The Syrian Situation?

A writer writes!

The political drama continues over the use of chemical weapons in Syria.  As more evidence comes out, maybe we will see more outrage and condemnation by countries around the world.  If countries are not outraged does that mean they support the use of chemicals against defenseless citizens?  One would hope that is not the case.  But, by now there should be a line of countries all standing in the "against Syria line". One hopes that Man's ability to kill ourselves in as inhumane a fashion as possible is not becoming something that we just accept.  I read about the slaughter of thousands of Jewish people by the Nazi's in World War II. I visited the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. that stands as an American testimony to not forgetting the horrible actions of the past by man.

In my own culture, Black people were lynched in this country often for no reason at all except the color of their skin. We've heard about "ethnic cleansing" in European countries.  So, the world is correct in taking action when these horrendous events happen.  To not do so condemns us to accepting such actions as just being part of who we are and what we do as human beings.

Be outraged and express that outrage via your social media outlets and to your governing officials.