Should the West Be Involved in Syria?

Syria, Douma, alleged gas attack, the West, interventions, regime change
The images of civilians being treated after a suspect chlorine gas attack on April 7, 2018, became grounds for an allied strike in Syria days later. Once again, I weigh in on the prospect of the West escalating its presence there. Images taken via screenshot. (Video)

In April, I published a post about Syria and the combined strike of Syrian targets by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom in response to a reported chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad’s government. This came a year after the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase in response to a suspected chemical attack by Assad’s government. Both times I questioned why Assad would do such a thing, if he did it, and it was justified for the United States to get involved.

I also meant to publish two more posts concerning the threat of more U.S. intervention in Syria, but never got around to it. This post and another are meant to tie in those events with current ones and a few other posts I made about the whole argument. Ultimately, I want to clarify my views on U.S. interventions and present more information.

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