The contemporary issue in international relations that I chose is the current issue between the U.S. and Syria. Ever since Syria has chemically bombed its own land, there has been conflict on whether or not the United States should get involved.
Google has been feeding the world up-to-date stories regarding this chemical attack in Syria. New stories are coming out within the minutes, and it has provoked a debate within the U.S. Many think it is not our business to invade Syria, while others disagree and believe that the chemical bombing needs to be put to a stop.
Syria has become known as one of the deadliest places today. Syria is a sickly place- it is bombing its own people. Dozens of people, including children, have died from this toxic gas: many choking, gasping, and foaming from the mouth. More than 80 civilians have been murdered so far.
Once again, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria attacked his own citizens with poisonous gas, and Donald Trump expresses his outrage in conference. After watching videos of the horrors in Syria, people from all over the world became scarred with images of children suffocating to death. Trump pronounces that he will take action against the heinous Assad.
Trump ordered for the United States to launch a missile attack base in Syria. On Thursday around 7:40 p.m., 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired at the airfield. The missile strike targets planes, aircraft shelters, radars, air defense systems, and fuel storage sites. The U.S. attempted to avoid sites where they believed chemical agents might be located.
Many Americans are upset and angry that the U.S. got involved in Syria's business. Some believe that Trump is getting involved in unnecessary issues that do not involve the U.S. whatsoever. Others disagree and think that Syria needs to be stopped and it is our duty as the United States to help in any way we can. Americans are in turmoil over the strike against Syria these past couple of days.
More online news articles display the horrors taking place in Syria. After the United States hits the Syrian base, it reopens a short time later. Additionally, there are multiple airstrikes located near the site of the original chemical attack. These news articles are being updated by the second, and new articles can be found all over Google. The world is being updated constantly on this ferocious attack.
Children are being harmed by the toxic gas and have either died or have been put in critical condition. There are pictures and videos showing women and children gasping for breath. Many are foaming at the mouth- one of the many effects of sarin gas, a nerve agent.
On the left is the body of a child who is being carried out of the recent gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. The photo on the right displays multiple bodies right after the attack being hosed off with water to attempt the removal of the toxins from the skin. Most did not make it out alive. This is two of many photos posted from the attack.