Arguably, the issue of war in Syria continues to bring out global debates. As a matter of fact, U.S has been involved in various types of war in the world. The power and determination that U.S apply in times of war has raised a lot of controversies. There are various reasons why the United States should not intervene in Syria. The United States have learned or need to learn from previous intervention in Middle East and other nations in the world. It is worth noting that the Americans are against the use of military intervention in the war in Syria. This is one of the reasons that the Congress and president Obama should made wise decisions.
One of the reasons why U.S should not intervene in Syria is because a lot of American soldiers are put at risk. Statistics show that most of the American soldiers lost their loves in Vietnam and Afghanistan. This has actually caused a lot of suffering and misery to many families and this should not continue (Rabil & Walid 48). On the same note innocent Vietnamese civilians were killed during war.
Intervening in Syria will cost United States billions of money that could have been sued in other developmental policies. The taxpayers’ money will only be wasted by going to war. The debt and deficit in United States is skyrocketing and this is a clear alarm for United States not to go to war.
Going to war will mean giving a boost to Al-Qaeda and its sympathizers. Assad is basically a tyrant, and on the other hand the rebels are linked with Al-Qaeda; hence, going to war will be exposing United States to terrorism and terror related attacks (Rabil & Walid 52). It is those rebels that caused havoc in United States during the 9/11 attack.
Analytically, it may sound selfish but the fact is that the war in Syria does not attack United States directly. Therefore, there is no need to expose the American people to danger. The issue of chemical weapons also arises in the event of war (Rabil & Walid 61). If Unites States intervenes, it will mean that the nuclear weapons may fall in the hands of the wrong individuals, which is a major risk not only to United States but the entire world. The Intervention of United States in Syria will only prolong the war rather than bringing it to an end. Therefore, United States should not intervene in Styria.
Rabil, Robert G, and Walid Phares. Syria, the United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East. Westport (Conn.: Praeger security international, 2006. Print.