PART II -Watching Syria slowly implode on TV

INFIL Rant: Again, here I am, elbow deep in a pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon surfing new blurbs on the Syria crisis on complementary Wi-Fi at the lounge. How the fuck did we get here and who is going to be left holding the bag when the dust settles? Let’s be clear here, Civil War is ugly, plain and simple, but at what point does someone need to step in? Civil War, no matter how brutal, is necessary for a nation to “correct” itself and re-establish its identity, culture and values.

FACT: Roughly 1,147,954 Americans died in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria’s two-year conflict (source: Reuters, May 14, 2013). Please understand that I am only trying to put this struggle into perspective for you. By no means am I downplaying the loss of lives. If you think that, you’re an idiot and need to stop reading my articles (end here).

Writing lair, the Townhouse
Writing lair, the Townhouse

For those who understand where I am coming from, please continue. Where is this proverbial “red-line” I keep hearing about, e.g., the use of chemical weapons, the discovery of mass graves, exodus? Understand that this is Syria’s only opportunity to change for the greater good, or continue down the road of desert wasteland breeding uncertainty and hopelessness. Civil war is hard, and if it is truly meant to be, then the Syrian people must continue the struggle and fight.