linguoboy wrote:If you've just started to pay attention to the Syrian conflict now that the US is talking about air strikes and you're wondering what the hell it's all about, you could do worse than to read this article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/29/9-questions-about-syria-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/.
The article doesn't answer my questions:
So called civilians, where did they get arms from?
I'm amazed, so many civilians can fight almost like a real army for 2 years and it's like a norm for Washingtonpost, right? In my opinion it's not possible at all. In this case, who trains civilians how to fight?
Who is the leader(s) of the "rebels"?
Does he have contacts with USA? When and why did rebels start to ask help from the US? Because the newspaper asks this question:
Why hasn’t the United States fixed this yet?
Like, civilians ask for help, but no, US can't do anything, sorry. But there's no any single word about rebels asking for the help.
Anyway Barack Obama has Nobel Peace Prize (or how is it named/spelled?) so nothing wrong with such questions.
What's the goal of the rebels? To create a new Egypt or may be they like the fate of new Iraq/Afghanistan so much? Nothing about it.
What exactly didn't they like in Assad's regime? No any single word about it - only general phrases for the brainwashed "to challenge the dictatorship running the country".