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Prompt #2 2. Write down five statements from your research (sources).

Then write some commentary that responds to, or challenges, or embroiders upon, or adds to, or offers a bit of relevant information that's missing--or any other kind of commentary--for each statement. - The 38-page report, "Razed to the Ground: Syria's Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions in 2012-2013" was released as government and opposition delegates attended peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland. It said state officials and pro-government media outlets have said the demolitions were part of urban planning efforts or the removal of illegally constructed buildings. However, HRW says the demolitions were supervised by military forces and often followed fighting in the areas between government and opposition forces. (Syria Talks May Yield Little, but Give Cover to Those Defying Hard-Liner by Anne Barnard and Mohammad Ghannam Jan. 30 2014) Im not sure what HRW is I would have to go back and read the article but this statement just proves some of the injustice actions performed by the Syrian government. I may not know a whole lot of whats going on but I do know that Syria have a lot of people in their country as well as outside that do not condoned the actions of the Syrian government and this is one of the many reason why. -All of the "priority one" the most dangerous of those weapons, were supposed to be gone by December 31 last year. They're not. Almost all of them -- more than 95% -- are still in Syria despite a commitment by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to get rid of his deadly arsenal. The deal to remove Syria's stock of WMD was the one tangible accomplishment of the Obama administration's approach to the Middle Easts multiple crises. Now that deal looks to be failing, even as red flags also start flying along the path to a deal with Iran. (Are Syria, Iran playing Obama for a fool? Frida Ghitis Jan. 31 2014) The added chaos continues. I would think that people have logical reasons as to why they do certain things. What is Syria and Iran trying to accomplish? Why must they have WMD and continue to break promises with other countries. This statement makes me wonder if theres ever going to be an agreement between Syria and the rest of the world. Theyve broken deals before, so will they do it again? -The war in Syria has divided the Arab world, inflamed sectarianism across the Muslim world, revived al Qaeda and even turned into a juncture where the West and the Islamic world went in seemingly opposite directions. (Syria: Why the worst-case scenario has prevailed by Fahad Nazer Dec 17 2013) This statement proves that everything is affected by this Syrian conflict. I hear news about one Middle Eastern country and news about another however whatever the negotiations are with in Syrian will definitely affect the Middle Eastern world. I would like to research more on that and see how that actually works but I cant help but think thats true. -More than 100,000 people have died in the conflict, which has turned millions more into refugees. (Syria: Why the worst-case scenario has prevailed by Fahad Nazer Dec 17 2013) Im a world away and yet WWIII is happening right now. I know there have always been wars in the Middle East but this statement is motivation to end it!! People must come to a peaceful conclusion.

-News of the bombings came after a first round of Syrian peace talks ended in Geneva on Friday with no progress towards ending a nearly three-year civil war. The contentious first round began with bitter exchanges and repeatedly seemed on the verge of collapse before the two sides entered the same room. The next round of negotiations is due to start February 10 but the government has been unable to say whether it will return. According to Syrian state news agency SANA, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem ruled out any direct talks with the U.S. unless "Secretary of State, John Kerry, apologizes for what he had said during the opening speech of the conference." (90 killed in punishing air raids in Syiras Aleppo Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Samira Said Feb 2 2014) This seems like negotiations will never end. It goes back and forth and back and forth, I feel that all this talk is dragging. I want to say that a lot of people are getting offended like how Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem didnt want to talk to the U.S because he didnt like what Kerry said about him. Its so frustrating that a room full of adults cant come to a conclusion peacefully. I dont have the answers to all this let alone a solution but I have put aside my personal feelings to come to a projects goal. I dont know I just think some of this is childish.