During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the Syrian Civil War, what started it, and how did the superpowers get involved. We will also be looking at what causes the missle strikes as well as the fallout from these missile strikes. Finally we will be talking about a few lessons Black People can take from these stories. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the Russia, Syria, and the US.
As the North Korean threat seems to have melted away, the US finds itself involved increasingly in a situations that US leaders and officials would love to get out of. In this case that means the Syrian Civil War. Syria which is located next to Iraq and below Turkey has been engaged in a Civil War since the Arab Spring in 2011. A period of democratic protest that started in Tunisia and moved through the middle east both violently and non-violently. The Civil war has displaced Millions of people and has largely become a Proxy War between Russia and the US with Russia supporting the Syrian Government and the US supporting the Kurds (the Kurdish People), a rebel faction and a specific ethnic Iranian Group. This has been the source of growing tensions between the US and Russia the world's largest military powers (US number 1 Russia number 2) and the world's largest Nuclear Arsenals, (russia number 1 US number 2). This past week pressure grew to another level after the US along with France and the UK launch over 80 missiles at various targets in Syria.
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