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The many problems in Syria

Nov 08,2016 - Last updated at Nov 08,2016

The Middle East is experiencing considerable instability, to say the least, yet Jordan has remained intact throughout these extremely difficult times.

Bordering Jordan on the north is Syria, with its many sides vying for power. The result has been over 1 million refugees streaming into Jordan to escape the war.

The Syrian refugees, basically coming in with the clothes on their backs only, live in tents inside of Jordan in a desert region adjacent to Syria. 

It takes a genius to plan the logistics for so many refugees coming into a small country in a short period of time. 

Food, medical supplies, clothing, water, sanitary facilities, among others, are necessities, which must be provided for them. 

Diseases and illnesses can be prevalent in the presence of so many refugees in a limited area.

It is an unpleasant situation to see refugees in a hopeless environment depending upon the United Nations for sustenance.

How long will Syrian refugees be in Jordan?

This will depend on several factors, including the US and Russia reaching an agreement on what to do with Syria’s President Bashar Assad.

The US favours the rebels who are opposed to Assad, whereas Russia backs him in office. 

If Assad would abandon, which nation would take him in?

Then, there are the many problems related to any attempt at uniting the opposing sides in the conflict and developing some kind of agreement upon the necessary government, to prevent the anarchy seen in several Middle Eastern countries.

The very first step should be for the US and Russia to agree upon who should govern Syria, with the Syrian people also agreeing. 

Even determining how this should be done is a problem to be solved.

Work, time and much effort will be involved in working out the many problems plaguing Syria.

Marlow Ediger,
US

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ALTHOUGH THIS ARTICLEPOINTS OUT ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CRISIS IN THAT REGION IN HISTORY, I DO NOT AGGREE WITH THE WRITER THAT THE KEY TO THE SOLUTION IS POINTING FINGERS AT RUSSIA, UNITED STATES AND ASSAD. IT SHOULD BE POINTED DIRECTLY TO ALL THE LEADERS IN THAT REGION BECAUSE IF THE REGIONAL POWERS MARCHES TO RUSSIA AND USA TOMORROW WITH A MANDATE TO STOP USING THEIR REGION AND PEOPLE AS LABORATORY TESTING GROUND FOR TOYS OF WAR, THIS CARNAGE WILL END TOMORROW. ASSAD DID NOT START THIS BRUTAL WAR NOR DID HE ESCALATE IT. NO LEADER ON EARTH CAN STAND STILL AND WATCH JUNGLE UPRISING, CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, CHOAS AND ANARCHY TO TAKE OVER HIS OR HER COUNTRY. ANY PUBLIC POLICY SHOULD ALWAYS GO THROUGH THE RIGHT CHANNELS WITHIN THE BOUNTRIES OF LAW AND ORTHER AND NOT THROUGH PROXY WARS. ASSAN HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND AND PROTECT HIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE.DOES THIS MEAN THAT I AM IN SUPPORT OF ASSAD RULE OF HIS COUNTRY? NO THE SAME WAY THAT I WILL CONDEM MOST LEADERS FROM AFRICA TO THE ARAB WORLD.

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