- Posted March 11, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- The Philippines held Automated Midterm Elections this Year 2013 -- Part 2
- The Philippines held Automated Midterm Elections this Year 2013 -- Part 1
- This Year's Automated Midterm Elections in the Philippines
- My Message To All The Girls And Women Who Are Aspiring And Striving To Get Education Right Now
- Education Would Give A Girl Or A Woman The Opportunity To Have A Stable Career And An Assurance Of Economic Well-Being In The Near Future
About Arming and Helping the Syrian Rebels
It has been reported some few weeks ago that the US is going to send non-lethal aid-package to the Syrian rebels. Also, the UK has pledged that it will send armored vehicles, body-armor, communications’ equipments and medical supplies to Syrian rebels. Such may mean that the leading nations of the Free World like the US. France, Britain and others might reconsider their position about not getting directly involved in arming and helping the Syrian rebels.
I think the leading members of the Free World must ensure that the aid-packages that they’re going to send to Syrian rebels will not fall into the hands of jihadist extremists and radical Islamists. I think a monitoring system should be established by the leading nations of the Free World wherein they can check if the aid-packages that they’ve sent to Syrian rebels really went to groups that are moderate, secular and respectful of human rights.
Jihadist extremists and radical Islamists have become powerful in many parts of Northern Syria. Many reports claim that armed jihadist extremist groups in certain villages in Northern Syria have already harshly imposed the sharia law. Such would mean that there are already villages in Syria where the sharia law has already been imposed by dictatorial elements that espouse religious extremism. If aid-packages will fall into the wrong hands in Syria, then the Assad regime might get replaced by a more dictatorial regime that will trample upon secular values and human rights.
I think Free World countries should be cautious in directly arming and helping the Syrian rebels. Such Free World countries should ensure that the aid-packages that they’re going to send to Syrian rebels will not fall into the hands of armed religious extremists. Remember that armed religious extremists are threatening many governments right now in Africa. The Free World countries should not allow the armed religious extremists to destabilize the whole Middle East region. Such destabilization of the said region will have bad effects on the global economy. Many migrant workers, including Filipino overseas workers, will be displaced from their jobs in the region if such huge destabilization by armed religious extremists occur. Armed religious extremists from Syria might use the civil war there as a flashpoint to carry out destabilization plots all over the Middle East region.
Free World countries must pressure the Free Syrian Army to cut ties with certain armed jihadist groups that espouse radical Islamism. The Syrian National Coalition should likewise be pressured by the international community to not cooperate with armed religious extremists and ensure that the Assad regime will not be replaced by a religious dictatorship.
(NOTE: I submitted this iReport as a reaction to the recent release of 21 UN peacekeepers by Syrian rebels belonging to the Yarmouk Martyrs’ Brigade. I feel that though such UN peacekeepers who happen to be fellow-Filipinos were treated well during their captivity until their release from such captivity, the incident might mean that armed religious extremists in Syria are becoming stronger everyday and might one day dominate the current coalition of Syrian rebel groups.
I do think that the leading nations of the Free World must do something to ensure that only Syrian rebel groups which espouse secular values and are respectful of human rights and the international law would be the ones to get proper assistance from Free World countries.)