Ever since the American government announced its intention to launch a military strike against Syria after its use of chemical weapons, I have been a very strong opposer of that action. However, I would like to make something very clear in this post: That does not mean I am against some sort of action to be taken against the Syrian regime and anyone who perpetrates violence in the world.
The way that the United States is doing things is unacceptable. The United States has not provided a guideline for the strikes, has not shown when the strikes are going to end, and more importantly, has not gotten UN approval for them, and therefore they are unlawful. Because of that, I am glad that the United States has decided not to bomb Syria if it turns over its chemical weapons, but some points need to be clarified.
1) I do not trust, and with good reason, both the Russian government and the Syrian regime to their word, it would be very convenient for them to drag on this process as a means to win time and kill more people, whether it be with chemical weapons or conventional weapons. This is why this solution, although peaceful, may not be enough.
2) Something must be done about Syria, just because this action is wrong, does not mean we should leave a ruthless dictator in power to kill his own people. Progressivism and Humanism are against this. It is not in the interests of the human race. With this solution, even if it works, Assad is still in power to kill his own people, and that brings us back to square one.
3) This solution HAS to be an international one, the sanctity of international law and treaties cannot be stressed enough, only with a UN effort would we be able to solve the crisis in Syria