David L. California

Syria is important, too!!!

If you type the keyword "Syria" in the search box for this website, you won't find anything. This may be because people aren't aware of what's going on, or they don't care.

Dear Future President:

Currently, there are about 13.5 million refugees, who due to the civil war in Syria, have fled and have nowhere to go. According to the MercyCorps news, one in five people who live in Lebanon are Syrian refugees. This civil war that began in 2011 has cost the lives of about 250,000 civilians. The BBC News states that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against the rebels. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was brought up by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. The UN claims that “About 70% of the population is without access to adequate drinking water, one in three people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and more than 2 million children are out of school, and four out of five people live in poverty.” These statistics illustrate how the living conditions in Syria are lethal, and someone has to do something about it. The U.S. only took in about 3,000 refugees, even though they could take more.

It is the duty of the U.S. to help those countries in need of aid. By having Russia constantly bomb the rebels, the rebels are not able to advance. The U.S. must support the fight for democracy. The U.S. also must help the neighboring Syrian countries: Turkey, Iran, and Jordan.

As the President of the United States, and Chief Commander it is your duty to seek and execute these possible solutions for the Syrian Crisis and the Refugees. The U.S. must take a large number of these refugees and make them part of the American Culture. To make this possible there must be a cut in the internal defense budget, with money redirected to helping refugees establish their lives in the United States. Meanwhile, of course, there must be military action in Syria both to help the rebels and to fight against the Islamic State.


 David Lopez                                                               

The Preuss School UCSD

Block 6

AP English Lit & Comp, B Day

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