War is looked upon by many powerful countries as a means to an end. In waging wars, nations aim at sending a message, more than winning. They build mighty armies, weapons more powerful than the ones known to many, all in a bid to have their way with the world. All that comes out of this is however, an unpleasant sight. Only the innocents suffer. These are people who never had anything to do with the whims of the rulers. They are children, farmers, honest workers, the ones looking forward to a peaceful day.
Syria has been plagued with war, and that too, a horrific one. Two attacks in quick succession have brought back the horrors of the recent past, which the citizens were looking forward to forget.
The chemical attack, which occurred on the 4th of April is where it all began. The residents of Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib in north – western Syria were still asleep when warplanes flew past, dropping bombs. This resulted in the spread of toxic fumes which killed many children and crippled and traumatised the rest. Possibilities of the usage of a nerve agent, Sarin is being debated on.
What is worse that the act itself is the plight of the innocent victims. They had absolutely nothing to do with rebels or terrorists. Yet they were the ones who suffered most. The children, who should have been crying out of huger, were howling in agony instead. Mothers who would otherwise be taking care of their families were either lying still, or in mourning. None of them were at fault. Yet, politics and blame games being of greater importance, the innocent were reduced to a mere political agenda.
As if this attack hadn’t brought enough misery upon the Syrians, the town was bombarded yet again, with 59 missiles to be precise. And it has not ended here. Nations up against each other have blown this issue unnecessarily out of proportion, in a bid to “help” the citizens and “avenge the atrocities”.
Providing shelter to Syrian refugees in their countries or at least waiting for the UN, an international body which would have offered an unbiased verdict, would have definitely been ridiculous. When was peace ever considered to be sensible, after all ?
Villages may end up in ruins, families might suffer, and people might have to live with the fear of being attacked any moment. Political statuses however, matter a lot more in today’s world. War is a terrible thing. It is people who can choose to either ease the suffering of those who have been affected or carry out further atrocities in the name of humanity.
Believe me. War is a terrible thing and the most selfish criminal act to have ever been unacknowledged. The ones who have everything to do with it never suffer. It is the ones who had nothing to do with the war are the ones who are destroyed in every possible manner. There are no heroes in real wars…only mass murderers.