My family and friends in Syria are calling on America to save them from a regime that massacres its own people. More than 100,000 Syrians have lost their lives at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, with another 6 million displaced from their homes, a third of whom are finding refuge in neighboring countries.
Syrians now believe that the world cares little about them or the international norms of warfare that preclude the use of banned chemical weapons. To many people, they are just numbers and their deaths mean nothing.
Ajjan is an assistant professor of management information systems at Elon University.