Harry Newcomb Posted 6 months ago Syria: What is the core principle? Nobody wants war right? But, war per se, has not been proposed. Funny thing is that when anybody talks about this subject, it's always framed in those terms, and like, we're going to bomb Syria in general. This is diverting from the real matter at hand, which frankly so is to ask about core principles, which I'm sure exist, and abstracts...forget about abstracts; the matter at hand is: will the world stand by while multitudes of innocent civilians get slaughtered in a power hungry genocide by the Assad regime, looks like it. I happen to have been watching this revolution unfold from the beginning about 2 1/2 years ago, when the student protesters were open fired upon. Usually you can tell when a video is honest and shot by an activist covering the war. What I have seen is the targeting of children, journalists, and the unrestrained murder of anyone trying to get in Assad's way, including his own troops. Yes, all of the activist videos are on YouTube and show a disgusting and embarrassing situation that the free world is allowing to continue. We are talking about surgical strikes guided by the US military and the Free Syrian Army. The FSA was the citizen's response to Assad's brutality and receives nothing but suspicion and empty promises. The are trying to save their families, but now other groups have joined in to muddle the crisis. We know where Assad is, that's the head of the snake. Syrians under the control of the regime are afraid to take any opposing action because they and their families would be eliminated. We're all standing by and letting this happen. Don't take you eye off of the ball. Assad uses all means at his disposal to commit genocide and spread fear. Also, Putin kills babies!