Hello, Lebanon. It’s me, your friendly Green Patriot. In spite of their significance, today I am not going to discuss Lebanese environmental matters. I would rather discuss the unbelievable tragedy occurring on our borders.

My fellow Lebanese, as I’m sure we all know, the Syrian pro-Assad regime is kidnapping, burning, killing, and torturing the children of political dissidents in order to squelch their opposition. Regardless of where you stand on this issue (either with or against the regime, or with March 8th or March 14th, etc.), the torture and murder of children as young as 8 years old is immoral and completely unacceptable. What was their crime?

There is an online petition about this which I encourage you to sign. It will go to the U.N. Security Council in and call for an intervention and cessation of the civil war in Syria. Whether or not it will move the Security Council to work is debatable…but sitting back and doing nothing will definitely not work. Apathy will not yield any good. If these were our children, wouldn’t we want someone to protect them?

If you are interested in signing it, here is the link: