Ceasefire For Syria, Will It Hold Out?

Ceasefire For Syria, Will It Hold Out?

Long efforts will begin on Monday.
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The United States and Russia have met on an agreement with a cease-fire renewal in Syria this past Friday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Hopefully, in the upcoming seven days, there will be a discontinuation from all air and ground fire by all parties, including the Syrian government and its president, Bashar al-Assad.

"Today we are announcing an arrangement that we think has the capability of sticking," said Secretary of State John Kerry, "but it's dependent on people's choices,"

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is compromising for the cease-fire to pull through, then work on military coordination on the efforts on ISIS and the al Nusra Front.

Al Nusra Front is an affiliate of al Qaeda, a group that has planned attacks inside and outside of Syria, including possible attacks directed at the U.S.

The Syrian regime has been informed on the terms of the arrangement and was prepared to adhere them.This agreement is a landmark after several months of denied efforts for a ceasefire with the Assad government and rebels.

Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria was in Geneva to signify this ceasefire will be happening.

“The United Nations hopes that the political will that led to this understanding is sustained,” he said. “It creates a real window of opportunity, which all relevant actors in the region and beyond should seize to put the crisis in Syria on a different path and ease the violence and suffering being endured by the Syrian people."

This can have humanitarian results for countless Syrian lives.

Syria has been going through a five-year war within itself. It is an on-going multi-sided armed conflict, which obviously calls for international intervention. Hundreds of thousands have left and sought refuge in neighboring countries and other regions.

Kerry stated that the Assad air force is the “main driver of civilian casualties.” The amount of bombings in Syria and against Nusra rebels has left many civilian neighborhoods in disaster with too many innocent deaths.

Russia also did bombings in Aleppo, a city that has a great amount of rebel enforcements.This bombing cut food supply, and several people, including children, were killed.Russia has several ties with Assad, which has cooperated with arms dealing and collaboration through the Syrian civil war.

To have great cooperation between Russia and the U.S. is the biggest coordination in order to strategize the reduction of causalities in Syria is to prevent the amount of air-bombing in the cities.

The U.S. administration has always scrutinized Russia’s involvement. Since there has been an agreement to seek for humanitarian aid and to provide support for Syrian people that are suffering, this is a high award in delegation.

This will not change a transition to the Syrian government with Assad as the political leader, but this is a great milestone between the trio who have been in different angles through Syria’s turmoil.

Cover Image Credit: photo by Yaskin Akgul/Gettyimages

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It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.

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For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

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