Lately, I have been hearing many comparisons about how Syria’s problems are going to be just like Lebanon, but I really hope that this is not the case.

Lebanon's brutal civil war went on for a whole 15 years! From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon was in a catastrophic state and they have been slowly healing ever since.

While it is good that Lebanon finally got rid of the civil war, I really hope that it will take less than 15 years for the Syrian Civil War to die out. I want Syria to be cured of its problems in a very little time.

However, being realistic, I know that Syria’s problems are not going to end for a while. Neither the government nor the rebels are ready to sign a peace treaty, and the only way for the conflict to cool other than a peace treaty is partial victory or exhaustion. Neither of those things are happen soon, so people have been saying that Syria will be the next Lebanon.

I for one hope that everything will soon be alright for the Syrian refugees.

U.N. Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used In Syria


December 12, 2013 7:20 PM

Chemical weapons were used in Syria’s civil war, according to a team of international chemical weapons experts sent to investigate claims of chemical attacks.

“The United Nations Mission concludes that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the inspectors say.

Their final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing “clear and convincing evidence” that the weapons were used , near Damascus in August, and “credible information” that they were used against soldiers and civilians in Khan Al Asal in March.

Other findings were less certain, with the inspectors saying that there were signs of “probable use” of chemical weapons, or that the evidence was inconclusive.

The U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs posted the of the inspections team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons today. It cites evidence that includes the results of tests conducted on samples taken from buildings in the area, as well as photographs of spent munitions.

Some of the devices appear to have been improvised, as was their delivery. One section describes munitions being dropped from a helicopter; another says a type of catapult was used.

Led by professor Ake Sellstrom, the inspections team that led U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to express “profound shock and regret” at what he called “a war crime.”

The inspectors had initially been tasked with examining 16 locations where the use of chemical weapons was suspected in 2013 and late 2012. Citing a lack of “sufficient or credible information” regarding nine sites, the inspectors determined they would investigate seven spots.

They weren’t able to visit at least one of those locations, which “was still contested” by rebels and government forces, the inspectors said.

After receiving the report Thursday, the U.N. secretary-general said he plans to brief the General Assembly on Friday, and the Security Council on Monday.


Revolution is never the answer.My heart goes out to all the people that need to die in the name of geopolitics and economics.

Monday 2nd May 2011

A good thing:

Grameen Shakti a non-profit company in Bangladesh trains village women to install and repair solar panels and electrical outlets on homes and businesses. It has installed 550,000 home solar systems in 40,000 villages since the program began in 1996.


A bad thing:

Syrian soldiers and tanks have been firing in the city of Deraa. Nearly 600 people have died in the crackdown on protests since mid-March.


A thing to change:

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