Questionable Truths: International Peace Talks, Why is US Spearheading?

July 16th, 2012

It kinda disturbed me reading about US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 13-day nine nation tour all over the world. It involves making diplomacy in all parts of the world to maintain world peace and stability. What disturbs me is the fact that she’s a US official traveling to spread the word of peace and diplomacy, and work out problems from different countries. She has traveled to Japan to discuss terms with Afghanistan and sort out things with their country. She has also convened Israel and Egypt and has made her say about the crisis in Syria.

Somehow, even if I am a US citizen, aren’t we overstepping our bounds? There are things that some people can sort out for themselves. US is acting like parents of children who have gone mad at each other and are trying to reconcile them. The only difference is that people who run countries are not children, but educated leaders who understand their own terms.

Most conflicts in different countries and areas stem from traditional differences. If the US intervenes, it means influencing them on western thought. Though it might stop the violence, it can also consume their culture and identity. I have nothing against peace talks and maintaining peace, but the US must make discreet of their movements as they are publicized in making attempts to make nations talk to each other.

This is why many people also hate the United States. I don’t hate my country, I love my country. But sometimes, I just think we are too proud of ourselves as defenders of peace and freedom. Share your ideas in the comments section, I’d like to hear from what you want to say about this topic.

-R

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Syrian Crisis: Hillary Clinton’s Statement May Just Make Things Worse

July 9th, 2012

I’ve recently read about US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announce to reporters and photographers after her Tokyo Summit meeting that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime is about to end. True, because of his crackdown against the Syrian opposition and the Free Syria Army, 17,000 innocent lives were lost. I’m not one to hate on their civil war, but people are dying as we speak.

The statement came in coincidentally along with President Al-Assad’s statement that the US is backing the Syrian opposition and is trying to destabilize Syria for their own benefit. However, he himself is not believable. He states that his government supports the UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan for Syria, but says that they’ve tried the idea the recent December. They held an elections for all electoral parties and the opposition only won a few seats.

Clearly, with a government such as Assad’s, the possibility of gaining votes and influencing votes is quite easy.

The Syrian opposition, once presented with the peace plan, evidently refused to cooperate. They stated that they cannot work with any of the Assad regime as they have blood on their hands. Clearly, both sides have blood on their hands. Their attacks on each other have cost many innocent lives.

But let’s get back to the point. Hillary Clinton just said something that wasn’t appropriate. Al-Assad is going down. She said that. Then Al-Assad thinks that the US is politically backing their opponents. It just might make things worse for the six-point peace plan. Hillary Clinton might have just made things worse.

What do you think?

-R

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