Syria, “Civil War”! or International Interest?

“Civil War” is a funny title to describe what is going on Syria. As far as I understand “civil war is a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic.” If this definition is corrects, what is going on in Syria is so NOT a civil war.

As many media outlets, NGOs and governmental sources repeatedly reported, there are people from all over the world who are fighting, pro or against government, in Syria. War in Syria is not between Syrians. It is far beyond that.

Many reports highlights that rebels from 83 different countries are fighting in Syria. Fighters in Syria hold nationality of many different countries in Middle East and even Europe. People from Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Franc, Chechnya, Iran, Lebanon and many more countries moved to Syria to fight with different motivations.

Seems like there are an international interest in the unrest in Syria and people with different interests find Syria a land to take revenge, participate in holy war, fights for freedom, and so on.

Interestingly this war is financed by world’s most human rights violators. Saudi Arabia and Qatar spent millions (possibly billions) funding and arming the rebels in this country according to Globalresearch.ca.

War in Syria became a one in a kind war that raised an important question about power, credibility and leadership skills of international committees, politicians, and governments.

A war that involves people from all around the world cannot be civil war.

I think Syria has become a land for “some countries” to send their most dangerous criminals and motivate them with “jihadi” title to clean their own lands from terrorists.

In case of Syria, not taking any action to stop terrorist activities is a crime. How many people should be murdered until we wake up and take action?

By Hawraa, Human Rights Activist and Specialist.

On September 19, 2013

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