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U.S. aiming in the wrong direction

"Please don't be silent anymore. Please save those scared children. Your silence kills us. Move, change, do anything to save Syrians. Enough is enough." implored a woman and victim of the April 4 Syrian chemical attack, suspected to be sarin on a video posted on Twitter by AJ+.

"Enough is enough," she cried.

According to the New York Times "Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad," the April 4 attacks are not the first chemical bombing during Syria's civil war that have approximated to cause the deaths of hundreds of people with dozens being children.

The horrific outcome of the most recent chemical attack led to an outcry from many, including the president of the United States.

According to NPR's, "U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Syria After Chemical Attack," Trump issued the firing of about 60 Tomahawk missile strikes aimed towards the Shayrat air base, where the lethal chemical was expected to have originated from.

The Syrian civil war had an overdue intervention, but when missile actions are involved, it's important to question whether it is the only mode of intervening.

According to Vox's, "The United States has officially attacked Syria," Trump was quoted Wednesday describing the attack as 'an affront to humanity after attacking beautiful babies.'

Trump's actions against the Shayrat base should not cloud over his hypocrisy. The U.S. holds the power to prevent or at the very least, diminish the damage done to Syria's innocent civilians. However, president Trump's executive order 13769, or commonly known as the Muslim ban, prevents just that.

According to NPR's, "Refugee Agencies Race Against Time To Beat Trump Immigration Ban," following the executive order, refugees from the seven Muslim-majority countries had difficulty entering regardless of their history of vetting and extensive waiting.

Perhaps if Trump's intentions and cares lied towards protecting children and preventing the "slow and brutal deaths of many," he would start by letting them in.

According to Vox's, "The best way the US could help Syrians: open the borders," states looking to end humanitarian crises should derive from the purpose of helping people rather than eliminating bad guys. Continually, it suggests the U.S. take note on the call for the resettlement of 65,000 refugees, therefore avoiding the humanitarian toll caused by the current refugee crisis.

It's time to let them in. It's time to end - at the very least - the people of Syria's six-year long suffering.

Enough has been enough.

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