The oppression for nearly half a century

The civil war in Syria evolved from a revolt (The Arab Spring), which currently involves a variety of diplomacy concerns and political attitudes. The Syrian civil war began in 2011, resulting in a year long stronghold of Assad’s tactics,  which became more aggressive and radical to stop rebel forces.. In early 2012, rebel groups began to unite in order to combat the tyranny of Assad and his regime, but realizing they needed a more centralized power, these groups officially formed as the Free Syrian Army (Ali & Addley, 2011). As a result Assad’s increased attacks on urban areas, promoting the killing of civilians in the crossfire. Assad’s regime would then shift to chemical warfare to in hopes of eradicating rebels (Sheehy, 2014). Assad’s chemical warfare attack killed over 300 civilians, including men, women and children.The president of Syria,Bashar al-Assad, is using the same three step plan to dominate any inkling of a revolt as his father, Hafez al-Assad, from the early 1980s (Holliday, 2013). The three components are as follows: ” (a) carefully selecting and deploying the most trusted military units, (b) raising pro-regime militias, and (c) using those forces to clear insurgents out of major urban areas and then hold them with a heavy garrison of troops”(Holliday, 2013).  Though this plan worked for Bashar’s father, he was not successful in his execution. Bashar’s stability on power relies on a small military unit close to Bashar, that he alone trusts with his life. These military units boundless force with the help of private militias who support Assad have raped and pillaged their native land and its people (Holliday, 2013), Bashar al-Assad Regime The al-Assad regime rule in Syria trails in blood, scandals, and oppression for nearly half a century (Parvaz, 2012). The standing president of Syria acting as a dictator is a legacy of  the al-Assad family,  Bashar al-Assad, who is the son of Hafez al-Assad (Ali & Addley, 2011). Hafez al-Assad is to be accredited with the family’s claim to power by executing a overthrow of the Baath party and seizing power due to a void of leadership (Parvaz, 2012). Hafez al-Assad ruled over Syria for 29 years until his death, paving the way for his second eldest son Bashar al-Assad who would claim his right to be president

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