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Was the Syrian missile strike the right thing to do?

Yesenia Marquez, Citlalli Estrada, and America Zamora

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The missile lit up the sky during the attack

In a survey of 100 Morton East, students 30 said that the Syrian missile strike made by the U.S. was the right thing to do and 70 thought it wasn’t the best choice.

On April 14, 2018 the U.S, the British, and the French launched over 100 missiles toward Syria as a punishment for the chemical attack that happened. They were aiming to hit three targets that were believed to contain chemical weapons. Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain said Syria had left the allies no choice. Some of the teachers and students agree that Syria left no choice and its their fault that many innocent people died. At the end of the day we won’t know what the best choice is or what outcome would have happened if anything else was done.

I do not think that the syrian missile strike was a good idea because I feel like there could have been other ways to get to them and not by bombing a city,” Senior Isabel Arrieta said.

Some people have a different opinion from Isabel, they believe the missile strike was the right thing to do in order to help the people.

“At the moment I think the strike was the right thing to do because I do think the Assad regime used chemical weapons on their own people and I think that us being a key player in the area with forces around we needed to do something to help the people,” English teacher Mr.Robinson said.

The strike might have been done to help the people but some think another precaution could have been taken.

“I think they should have taken different measurements and not bomb a huge population were there are civilians, there could have been a better precaution,” Senior Bryan C. said.   

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Was the Syrian missile strike the right thing to do?