As Aleppo evacuates the battle for Syria has become a source of sad musical inspiration

“I mean why? We also have feelings. “Do demonstrations, go out into the streets, ask politicians to do something to help Syrian people,” he says. “After all these years I don’t think [anything] will change, because it’s only getting worse. … We’re not humans? The battle for Aleppo seems all but decided, but Syria’s long and bloody civil war marches forward.Player utilitiesPopout
downloadThis story is based on a radio interview. Anyone who accepted this killing. Though this nation has been held hostage by civil war, the attention span of the West has ebbed and flowed according to political priorities of the moment. Any inclination that opposition forces might successfully topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad have been foregone. Listen to the full interview. It’s going to be very bad for many other countries. I have this anger against anyone who could help and didn’t do anything, and it’s against anyone who was part of this. We also get afraid when our houses get bombed. However, he is still appealing to American civilians. Nearly six years later, those that once were paying attention seem to have lost interest. Basel Marshall feels that acutely. “We just want them to take actions. Marshall is a rapper and his lyrics tell the story of the struggle to survive. This 24-year-old fled what has since become the ISIS stronghold city of Raqqa, and now lives in Bergheim, Germany. As this war goes on, he’s feeling more and more hopeless, like no one in the world is hearing his call for help. “We’re also human,” he says. Send help to Aleppo, do some demonstrations in America against this regime, do anything.”
Marshall believes that President-elect Donald Trump is “useless” and says the incoming commander-in-chief will do nothing to help Syrians. It’s only because we’re Syrians it’s OK that we die? We want from people just support us. Anyone who gave the greenlight to Bashar al-Assad to kill those people.”
It’s time for humanity to step up for the people of Syria, Marshall argues. “We don’t want to die … We want to carry on in our lives.”
Check out Marshall’s song about the conflict below. We also get afraid when we see our neighbors in another city get choked to death by chemical weapons.”
Marshall says he isn’t asking the world to come and fight in Syria, but for the international community to care. In viewing the destruction, Marshall believes the outside world does not value Syrian lives. “The Syrian war started in 2011 and now we’re almost at 2017,” he says. Believe me, it’s only getting worse.”
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 13.5 million people are in need in Syria, and more than a quarter of a million people have been killed since the conflict began. We do, yeah, I was sad — I was very sad about what happened. But we’re also humans and we also deserve some support.”
He continues: “It makes me feel like the world is looking at us like we’re second quality humans. Many in the United States and Europe watched the crisis with delusions of democracy when anti-regime protests bubbled up in the southern city of Deraa in March 2011. This story first aired as an interview on PRI’s The Takeaway, a public radio program that invites you to be part of the American conversation.

As the city burns, tens of thousands of civilians and those opposed to the military are being evacuated as government forces retake Aleppo. Don’t lose this chance, because believe me, if the regime got control in Syria, it’s going to be very bad for the whole Middle East. “As you can see, Paris or Charlie Hebdo or Brussels, things happened [there], and the whole world got crazy about it,” he says. “What I’m asking, and many Syrians are asking to all the civilians, American civilians or American politicians, have a little bit of humanity, because we didn’t see anything of that humanity they’re claiming they have,” says Marshall. “We also have families. But for those people, no, we have to support them and we have to pray for Paris?