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    Posted September 1, 2013 by
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Are chemical weapons a ‘red line’?

    joelsdb and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Should the West intervene in Syria?
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Filipino priest joelsdb says the crisis in Syria is one that "aches for a solution", but says further violence would not be the answer. "In war and strife there is no winner," he said. He prays instead for a solution from the international community that will be both sensitive and responsive to the crisis. [The international community] has to get its act together to end this violence," he said.

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    The image of dead children lying side by side, victims of a sordid civil war is spine tingling. They are the innocent victims, helpless pawns in the violent games that adults play. What more can we say? Obviously, a line has been crossed. It is a situation that aches for a solution.

     

    Definitely the international community has to be more sensitive and responsive to this situation. It has to get its act together to end this violence.

     

    But the problem now is which solution to take. What would be the best stand to end the war without adhering to more violence?

     

    For in war and strife there is no winner; we only have losers, at the bottom of which are hapless victims—the poor and the innocent, the elderly, the women and the children.

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