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Dr. Anas Salkini October 30th, 2013

To intervene or not to intervene? I think this is great regardless of Congress’ voting result. People are now interested in hearing our story.

We have been approached many times in Oklahoma by the people and media to shed some light on the Syrian story. It is our duty to educate the people and tell them about the big picture. All of us know that the problem is much bigger than the discussion about the chemical weapons. The problem is the bad foreign policy that this administration has adopted in regard to the Syrian revolution.

The big picture is this is not a civil war. It is a people’s uprising against a ruthless dictator. The dictator is willing to and is already committing unimaginable atrocities to maintain his control — the situation will only get worse unless the free world intervenes.

The demonstrators remained peaceful for eight months despite all the killings, torture and arrests.
The Free Syria Army (FSA) started with defecting officers and soldiers who refused to carry the orders to kill demonstrators in addition to ordinary people who had to bear arms in order to defend themselves and their families. Two years ago, there were essentially no outside elements and the free world refused to arm the FSA sitting different excuses.

Due to the passive position of the free world, outside elements started infiltrating; they were initially few tens, now 10,000-20,000. Further lack of support to the FSA will divide the area between two vicious US enemies, Al-Qaida and Hezbollah/Iran.

Very soon, this will transcend into Jordan, followed by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, threatening the world's oil supplies. Supporting the original FSA will help change the above scenario by building a unified Syria and will cost no US casualties.

— Edmond, OK

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