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Syrian rebel, fighter
For the ouster of Assad,
Yes, war can strain the soul,
But how could you let your goal
And your heart be corrupted
By your lust for victory?

Acts of cannibalism
Filmed and posted on the web
To intimidate your foes;
Yes, war strips you of yourself,
But humanity's last shred
Is something worth protecting

You would gladly accept aide
From the U.S., yet you fight
Beside al-Qaeda members.
Regarding grim history
How can a trust be formed
From such a contradiction?

Of course, an American
Who has never known combat
Cannot fully understand
What this war has done to you.
When its final days have come,
Would hope still dwell within your heart?
I know not all the rebels are committing acts of cannibalism, but I wrote this to address the extremes that some of them have gone to in the war, to play devil's advocate for the first letter.
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thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thomas Edward Lawrence's curse of Syria...
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NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Writer
Thank you for adding this to your faves. :)
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thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Do you know Lawrence of Arabia?
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NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Writer
Only in the most minimal sense.
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thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
You know that T. E. Lawrence did know something about Syria over one century?
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NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Writer
I know he was a significant figure in the Middle east.
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thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Of course. And he had warned about the Muslims too.
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NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   Writer
Yeah I think the U.S. should just stop fucking around in the Middle East, complicating something that's already a cluster fuck.
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Featured here: Weekly Feature
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NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much. :)
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