JANICE KORTKAMP—Problems abound in Syria. An estimated half a million people have died. Nearly half the population was displaced with millions becoming refugees outside the country. There are huge swaths of horrific destruction of infrastructure. The economy is shattered while corruption, smuggling, and the black market continue to be major issues. Electricity is scarce. The US, Turkey and Israel all are illegally occupying Syrian lands. And the army, the brave and stalwart Syrian Army soldiers with their allies, must keep fighting the remaining terrorist groups, particularly ISIS and al Qaeda.
Syria has won against the combined efforts of the “leaders of the free world” and western regional puppets to conquer it though the costs have been catastrophically and tragically high.