If Britain does not intervene soon terrorist groups will become more powerful as they take advantage of the chaos of war to seize more land. If the Britain refuses to come then Mr Assad will continue to destroy his land and kill his people and he can be even killed.
Britain could end the killing by using its air force and its powerful weapons. It could end the war. They would allow people to go to their homes. Britain could save more people by sending them aid such as food and fuel. Britain could even give them powerful weapons to destroy the terrorism. This would at least reduce suffering of people. I guess not only people but also other countries should take action.
STAR ARIANA REPORTER – Villiers High School
Dear Star Ariana Reporter,
That is a very good point, UK and other countries wasted a very good opportunity to stop this from escalating and gave the terrorist more room and time to expand their land control and increase their fighting power.
This intervention would have stopped all the suffering and the displacement of more than 8 million Syrian, whom now live in either refugee camps in neighbouring countries or made the trip to mainland Europe.
Is it possible to have a leader all sides support?
Ravenclaw Reporter, Malcolm Arnold Academy
Dear Ravenclaw Reporter,
Sadly that is easy said than done, where I come from it is difficult for the minority to accept what most of us or the majority might wish to have as a leader. In the middle of this bloodshed it is nearly impossible for all sides to come to an agreement on who should lead Syria out this chaos. The suffering has to stop therefore all sides at some stage have to agree on transitional leader then they might accept the result of ballot papers at some stage later.
I feel so sorry for the people in Syria because it is not fair that they cannot enjoy their lives. We can enjoy our lives. It should be fair that the people in Syria should be able to have their freedom too. We need to have some sympathy and realize that they don’t need to be forced to leave their homes and live on the cold streets.
P-boy108, Cardwell Primary School
That is very kind of you and I am sure all Syrians will be very grateful for such sympathy and support. Mainly here I would like to mention the children whom lost their childhood, school, family and playing ground. On top of that, they will have various psychological problems when they grow up because what they have been through and what they have seen on the street of Syria and neighbouring countries.
I think there is always a reason for civil war. And for this reason of civil war is because what started five years ago when Syria had a drought and that’s when there is not a lot of water and that made Syrian people start to demand other things. And the Syrian government had a choice to listen or not. So people started to protest and the only way to stop it was to use violence. Then people started to split up into groups which are the Syrian Government and the Syrian Rebels. So that’s how the war began. And in my opinion I think the people of Syria should had never protested for more because the Government where doing as much as they can. Also the Syrian Government should have never used violence to stop the protesters.
PhantomRaven#1 , Ravenscroft Primary School
I may have to correct you here, it wasn’t civil war to start with, all started with 14 years old boy from Daraa, a city south of Syria, who wrote slogan graffiti on the wall. This boy was detained by the security forces, interrogated, tortured and died as result of that. This was the starting point of the uprising, peaceful protesting demanding freedom, freedom of speech and to bring an end to emergency law. You are absolutely right about that the Syrian government should not have used violence to stop the protesters and I have to add here that protesters shouldn’t have taken arms and fought back. Until this point, it wasn’t a civil war. I have to disagree with you about that Syrian should have never protested, it was peaceful to start with, you can’t see 14 years old boy tortured and not do anything about it. The demand wasn’t that impossible for the government to respond to, but things went out of hand and we are where we are now.
Why should we get involved when Syria can sort their own problems out?
Lionheart121, St Peter’s Primary School
No one wishes to see others, men, woman and children getting killed for no apparent reason. You are right that Syrian should sort out their own problems. However, we need help from others, these others will help bring all parties together to stop the killing, stop the suffering and start some sort of peace talk.
Well I think we should help but we shouldn’t. Look, if we help we will save HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES and make the Syrian protectors stronger and more withstand able (by having good bullet resistant armour) we have been sending items to the rebels so why don’t we continue?
But should we continue? It depends, because if ISIS or even worse the Syrian government gets hold of those weapons, ammo and armour, the rebels are doomed to die. As well Russia, (biggest country in the world) will send their powerful army to us the U.K to fight of and we won’t be able to help the rebels.
Why did this war begin? Because of the Syrian government because they ignored the civilians at the moment of the drought so I think we should help the rebels overcome the corrupt Syrian Government.
Dark Raven ~#1, Ravenscroft Primary School
Dear Dark Raven, this civil war started when a 14 years old boy from Daraa, a city south of Syria, wrote slogan graffiti on the wall. This boy was detained by the security forces, interrogated, tortured and died as result of that. This was the starting point of the uprising, peaceful protesting demanding freedom, freedom of speech and to bring an end to emergency law. The government used violence trying to stop the protesters but no success, and when protesters start arming themselves things went out of hand and the civil war start.
This civil war started when a 14 years old boy from Daraa, a city south of Syria, wrote slogan graffiti on the wall. This boy was detained by the security forces, interrogated, tortured and died as result of that. This was the starting point of the uprising, peaceful protesting demanding freedom, freedom of speech and to bring an end to emergency law. The government used violence trying to stop the protesters but no success, and when protesters start arming themselves things went out of hand and the civil war start.
I think you are right; we should not let the ISIS put their hands on very good and powerful weapons. Having said that, in order to stop the killing and the suffering something needs to be done by the powerful international community. The UK and other could help bring this war to an end.
I think England should not get involved because they could bring war to their country. I think that England helped because they have sent food and supplies to Syria. I think that people in Syria should believe in what religion they want to believe and not make other people such as the Islamic State to tell them what religion they should follow.
Friendlycat232, North Beckton Primary School
The UK has helped the Syrians peoples a lot. Donations, medical supply, food and load of other things have been donated by the British peoples and collected by charities. Charities such as British Red Cross, Save the Children and Oxfam are very much involved in helping Syrians. This help does help reduce the suffering but doesn’t stop the war and the killing, and that is way I think England and others could help to bring this war to an end, this could be done by diplomacy/talking and not fighting/war and that for sure will not cause any war here in England.
Friendlycat, you are right about the Islamic State, no one has the right to tell anybody else what religion they should follow. It is about the Freedom of choice, and that was one reason for this war, peoples want to have freedom of choice, expression. Furthermore, I thought we should always respect others’ choices; we can only rebuild Syria when we have more tolerance and respect toward each other. We urgently need the war and the killing to stop. Then with the help of others, we might start a new chapter on living together, respect each other and tolerate our differences.