Ezekiel Jackson ’17
People everywhere have been talking about the crisis in Syria since August, when the attack happened. There are many videos of people including children suffering and dying in their own homes from the attack as well as pictures of citizens bodies lined up and rose covered with white shrouds. These videos were horrifying for Americans and the rest of the world to view and it was confirmed that 1,429 and counting died from the attack.
“They should be punished,” says Jonah Yannis ’17, who shows great interest on the issue. President Obama was pushing for an airstrike on Syria for some time, concerned for the protection of small children in Syria and citizens. Yannis agreed with the president’s potential plan saying, “They shouldn’t be attacked on ground but with bombs.“ Some American Congressmen like John McCain and Lindsey Graham agreed with the president’s plan as well. Other citizens in this country felt it was not necessary and said they had enough of war.
After the airstrike threat, Russia urged Syria to put its chemical weapons in international control. Being fearful of the repercussions, Syria agreed to a treaty that prohibited the use of chemical weapons. After many stories, rumors and discussions of all the issues Russia finally made a deal that provides a path for President Obama to avoid the airstrike. After all the craziness going on, many Americans are finally relieved that this issue has been dealt with, and are thankful for its resolution.