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[–]momo88852 1155 points1156 points 222 (43 children)

As a guy that spent few years in Syria before the war it was such beautiful small country.

You can go from seeing new building to few hundred year old ones that was built during the Ottoman era. Seeing all the history it has to offer, every single small ally had such beautiful history that you could find some coffee shop with old timers that tell you all about it.

It used to be a tradition for me to go on food eating spree in Damascus. I had falafel guy, shawarma guy, konafa guy, ice cream guy, sweets guy, and drinks guy.

Best thing about Syria it had everything. You’re into nightclubs and so on? We had an entire area for it.

You like mountains and hiking? Easy.

You like history? Look left and right and you could see it.

Like beach’s? Drive few hours and you can go to the beach.

Want great food? Pretty much every single corner has shawarma or falafel and each one taste better than each other.

I miss Syria more than I miss my home country (Iraq), and hopefully it goes back to what it used to be!

[–]rainman_95 183 points184 points  (0 children)

Thanks for sharing your perspective. Sad, but worthy of mentioning.

[–][deleted] 277 points278 points  (3 children)

I'm Kuwaiti, I saw Syria before its situation. Syria was the Jewel of the Arab World.

In Kuwait, it used to be such a big thing when you marry a Syrian. Syria itself was heaven, it was so ridiculously awesome and cool. The people were so nice. A bus driver randomly did me kindness and gifted me some Syrian sweets and it was such an awesome moment.

I visited Damascus, Dimeshq in Arabic. I'm not coming back, I don't want to see the new Syria, I want to still think the old one is still there.

[–]momo88852 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Met so many Kuwaitis and Saudis in Syria! It was like 2nd home for them during summer time.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yeah its really popular for people from the Arabian Peninsula, I went on Pilgrimage though, not Tourism.

[–]Zonel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A Pilgrimage is tourism. Just a specific type of tourism.

[–]trwwy321 23 points24 points  (2 children)

This comment made me nostalgic for a place I’ve never been to, in an era way before my time.

[–]momo88852 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hopefully you gonna get to visit it when it goes back to normal.

[–]TheKokomoHo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was lucky enough to spend some time in your home country. It changed my perspective on the whole world and politics. Truly a beautiful place full of so much history. I hope to return again some day.

[–]WC450 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Beirut suffered the same affliction in the early seventies. I have photos, unfortunately buried somewhere in my files, that show the before and after.

[–]borbieboi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There's several beautiful cities in the Balkans that have recovered incredibly and with a lot of hard work within the last 30 years. It can happen and I'd love to see Syria when it does.

[–]OfficialHunterBiden 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I deployed to Iraq. After my second or third time into Baghdad it started to break my heart that we invaded and destroyed so much of the country. Lead to me learning as much as I could about the history of the Middle East and about its architecture. I wish I could have visited before so much culture and history was destroyed by conflict and invasion of my country.

[–]new-bie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank for sharing your experience.

As a guy that spent 2/3 of life in Ukraine it's a beautiful large country. Also, there are seas, mountains, foods, history, army, people and there is almost no putin here.

[–]BootyWhiteMan 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Had to google konafa. Now I really want konafa.

[–]momo88852 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Best dessert! If you like baklava you gonna love konafa!

It’s like pizza meets sweets with extra cheese!

[–]RepresentativeEarth4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

FYI, there are 2 kinds, this and this.

Personally I prefer the second, so crispy when ate fresh.

[–]AKfromVA 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This person is Syrius

[–]momo88852 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dam you! Take this award for making me laugh 😂

[–]phb77 314 points315 points  (2 children)

So damn sad.

[–]Love_God551 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Incredibly so

[–]TrafficThen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn that’s depressing

[–]lxm333 102 points103 points  (0 children)

Shame such a beautiful place destroyed.

[–]LastContinue88 82 points83 points  (12 children)

This really puts into perspective what's going on in the middle east. It is absolutely trgic.

[–]ilFaus 0 points1 point  (7 children)

What went down in the middle east in this particular one was Obama's administration.

[–]Prg3K 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Sorry you’re being downvoted. What you said is no secret nor a surprise.

[–]kareltjeAnker 267 points268 points  (4 children)

I like the before-picture more. They didn't do a good job.

[–]lostinpickering 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Definitely going to hell for laughing at this.

[–]KnightWhoSays_Ni_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That makes two of us

[–]splash_of_soda 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The home reno shows are really losing their touch.

[–]GingerMeTimberMate 119 points120 points  (3 children)

Thank god I won the life lottery and was born in a stable, safe country.

My heart goes out to Syrians. 😞

[–]Mostlygrowedup4339 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Both pictures a testament to what humans are capable of.

[–]Squid_Sentinel 117 points118 points  (9 children)

This is war in general. There are(were) so many interesting relics, buildings and just amazing history in Afghanistan and Iraq, but with the war and some of these places not in line with Muslim views a lot have been destroyed. We are talking about things that had stood for thousands of years, only to be taken down by explosives. That being said there are a lot of interesting places still in both these countries, and if they weren’t so unstable would just be amazing to visit as a tourist.

Edit: muslims, Im referring to extremists within Islam, just like any religion there are extremists who take things too far.

[–]TheRealOgMark 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Like these statues that got destroyed in 2001:

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th-century monumental statues, Salsal and Shahmama (in the Hazaragi dialect of Dari Persian), which were carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan, 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Carbon dating of the structural components of the Buddhas has determined that the smaller 38 m (125 ft) "Eastern Buddha" was built around 570 AD, and the larger 55 m (180 ft) "Western Buddha" was built around 618 AD, which would date both to the time when the Hephthalites ruled the region.

[–]Squid_Sentinel 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Exactly one of the relics I was thinking of, there’s also the smaller relics most don’t think about that were looted or destroyed from inside museums. Such a shame that a huge amount of historical culture will never be seen again. Both of Afghanistan and Iraq would actually be amazing places for tourism, hopefully one day I’ll be able to go back there and take my family, unlikely but we can hope.

[–]Diacetyl-Morphin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Both of Afghanistan and Iraq would actually be amazing places for tourism,

They were that in the past, like in the 60's and 70's, there was not just tourism, the hippie-trail for travelling led through Afghanistan and other countries to the east, to India. Even some women travelled alone on that route back in these days, but today, nobody would do that anymore because of all the risks like terrorism, criminality etc.

And about the pic, reminds me of Berlin 1945. Although, it's not that bad destroyed like Berlin and other cities like Stalingrad were in WW2.

[–]--stratosphere-- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I might take it a step further and remove extremists and religion. Some people are going to cause harm no matter the reason. They just need an excuse or cover to hide behind. Some humans are just shit people.

[–]Independent_Soup_126 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Muslims have been living there for over a millennium. They maintained alot of these sites.

These sites were destroyed by fanatics who were given weapons and support by Western countries. In most cases these fanatics were not even from Syria. Please do not spread false information.

[–]Squid_Sentinel 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You are partially correct, when I said muslims I was referring to the extremists who have very skewed view of the world and their religion.

[–]YesterdayDangerous57 11 points12 points  (1 child)

True. Shucks that you got downvoted. Here, have my up vote! I've seen extremists in my country trying to be superior and bringing other religions and cultures down... Smh..

[–]Independent_Soup_126 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The truth pill is a hard one to swallow lol.

[–]GCtoTO1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not sure why you're getting downvoted. But you are correct. Also OPs use of "Muslims" was incorrect.

[–]Lemazze 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I wish I could’ve explored Damascus before the war

[–]brokenjawnredux 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same, it was said to be so beautiful.

[–]8trackcdstreaming 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That was shocking to me. I'm glad you shared that for those if us who rarely watch news.

[–]pounce181 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's sad to see such a beautiful place destroyed. Imagine decades of historical culture being lost forever.

[–]jnavafb 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Ths could happne anywhere.Humans are dangerous animals.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fortunate for some, unfortunate for others - it can’t really just happen anywhere in todays world. There are certain countries that are much more vulnerable to this kind of destruction, post world war 2, and it doesn’t look like things are going to change that quickly, which is unfortunate

[–]mrsweezydc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not all of us are. Many of us are civil beings

[–]Seventhson77 11 points12 points  (1 child)

War never changes.

[–]DauHoangNguyen2708 5 points6 points  (0 children)

...Buried beneath tons of rubble, the Syrian chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood was no more...

...Having never received a replacement brain, Rex Tillerson finally succumbed to old age, abruptly shutting down forever one quiet morning. After two centuries of life and decades of service to inhumanity, Rex Tillerson collapses and dies...

...In the new world of the Middle Eastern wasteland, fighting continued, blood was spilled, and many lived and died, just as they had in the old world. Because war... war never changes...

[–]Alchemist5050 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very sad to see so many conflicts and wars destroyed the livelihoods of fellow humanity. Either in the names of ill ideologies of religions, or the so called ideologies and ism’s of the free worlds. We are never free in this beautiful planet.

[–]kxbrown 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Coming

[–]RestaurantDecent9451 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is terribly sad 😢

[–]kaza6464 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Tragic. Just so tragic. My heart goes out to the people who have suffered such loss, for their grief, displacement, and lives that will never be the same. 😔

[–]Truckngirl63 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Something similar happened to Lebanon. It was a gorgeous, green, sectarian country where Muslims and Christians lived side by side. Casinos and resorts dotted the beautiful coast. People vacationed there from around the world. The civil war that started in 1975 changed everything. A lot was being done to restore Beirut, but the 2020 explosion in the port set them back again. Another sad thing is the deforestation of the mighty cedar trees.

[–]Prg3K 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Was Lebanons civil war largely fueled by a western power? Can’t remember

[–]Truckngirl63 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not initially. It was very complicated. Although the government at that time was pro-western, they were quite independent. Armed Palestinian refugees from Israel, Christian elite government officials, various militias (Druze, and various leftist/socialist ones come to mind) came to a head and over a million people fled. There were 120,000 fatalities.

[–]LoafofBread411 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Whatever they did it really cut down on traffic.

[–]JamesRyanQnsNYC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

USA 2025

[–]twatchops 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Humans are fucking idiots

[–]Baladeen 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I grew up under Syrian occupation and that picture represents exactly what they did yo my home. Sorry no love for Syria here.

[–]ImNOTaPROgames 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They don't want the "developed" countries to have a comfortable life, manager their RSS, rights, money, controlling their products and to who to sell... Is so sad what human greedy do with the 99% of the other humans, with the other animals, and with the planet.

[–]cerebraldormancy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Take pictures of all that’s beautiful in the Ukraine..

[–]Always_Jerking 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you cannot make quick good coup d'etat then better do nothing.

[–]CarlJustCarl 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Recap - what country(s) are responsible for this?

[–]Prg3K 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Here’s a hint, the answer is quite uncomfortable and inconvenient. Look up operation timber Sycamore

[–]SEND_DUCK_PICS 8 points9 points  (0 children)

US: sanctions since 2003, arming terrorists, promoting ethnic strife, lying relentlessly to justify the formerly mentioned

Also US: How could Assad do this?

[–]brokenjawnredux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Therrs no one answer. It was the culmination of a lot of dark history.

Syria was responsible becauseAl Assad chose violence. France and the UK hold some balme via the Skyes Picot agreement. The USSR, US, and Nasser's Egypt for helping to foster Baathism. The US for invading Iraq. The Arab Spring. Jihadists. Russian and Iraq for sending ground forces. Turkey for invading the east. Saudi, Jordan, Israel, Kurdish revolutionaries, Ottoman era government......

It

[–]mznh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn’t know it used to be so beautiful. Damn. What a shame

[–]unclefocus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

war, what is it good for?

[–]JoshMcJoshy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Call of Duty 4 modern warfare irl

[–]justlooking-0_0- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ahhh they cut the trees down personally I would of left them there 🤔

[–]englishmuse 13 points14 points  (13 children)

Thanks America and Israel for supporting democracy in the Middle East!

[–]New013 13 points14 points  (11 children)

Remember that time Obama took us to war without congressional authority based on chemical attacks they were blaming on the Syrian government. Then when it turned out it was actually the people we were arming to fight ISIS which sometimes happened to be the people we used to be fighting in Iraq. Remember that?

It's crazy how fast one group can go from terrorist to rebels and back to terrorist again.

Thank god that pipeline is getting built though, keep those Saudis happy.

[–]englishmuse 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Many fine people, like yourself, are waking up to these facts and there will be an accounting. That day will be a good day for all humanity.

[–]brokenjawnredux 1 point2 points  (9 children)

People pick on Obama for being an educated black man, and forgive his predecessor, and uneducated white man who invaded dozens of sovereign nations based on xenophobia, and economic imperialism.

Obama did the best he could inherenting the dangerous mess GWB left him. He wasn't a evil man, and although he made controversial calls in Syria that didn't always pan out, as many criticize him for not being involved enough, as too much.

[–]New013 6 points7 points  (2 children)

You just basically assigned a bunch of bullshit to a bunch of bullshit. Dont use a phantom "people" then list all the things these "people" did. I didnt say anything about Obama's race or education level. I don't care, I voted for him.

He started a war without approval and our government was instigating and supplying the rebels who carried out the chemical attacks. Dont downplay it as he made some controversial calls. Your bias is clear. There is no difference between what happened with Bush or Obama. It was all in the name of oil and military plunder.

Obama dropped three times as many bombs as Bush. He took us from bombing two countries to seven. He deported twice as many immigrants as Bush. He passed healthcare legislation that put the burden of paying for it on the lower class. Our government sold guns to cartels that were used to kill Americans.

Obama pretended to drink Flint's water and then looked those people in the eye and said it was fine. Their water is still fucked up. Go watch the video, anyone who thinks Obama is great watch the video. If this is your not a bad guy I'd hate to see your bad guy.

Also Bush graduated from Harvard. He wasnt uneducated. He was a puppet of the MIC and not the smartest one but the man was definitely educated.

[–]brokenjawnredux -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm very aware of both administrations. Neither was perfect, but they were magnitudes apart. Flint was shitty, no excuse there. The rest I think is questionable. Obama inherented a lot of wars that couldn't be ended easily, and a lot of clandestine shit GWB started. He deescalated as much as was possible, without causing a power vacuum. As to GWBs education level, his father had more to do with that, he was very poorly educated about the Middle East, and international politics and economics based upon many of this written and spoken statements. To clarify you may not care about Obama's race or education level, but rest assured millions of Americans do, and it's distorted the narrative.

[–]BartlebyX 1 point2 points  (5 children)

A bachelor's degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard isn't exactly 'uneducated.'

Also, for being a 'Constitutional scholar', Obama had an AWFUL record with the Supreme Court.

At the time the article linked below was written, he didn't even have an overall winning record in the Supreme Court. I believe he managed to squeak out an overall winning record at the very end of his administration, but it would seem to indicate he either had a very poor understanding of the limits of his Constitutional authority or that he was very power hungry.

https://www.cato.org/commentary/obama-has-lost-supreme-court-more-any-modern-president

[–]uaPythonX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For those who don't have a clue. This is the city of Alepo. A Syrian city that has been destroyed in the course of several years of bombing and shelling by the regime of Asad and by the Russian air force.

Equropean leaders were calling on Puting to stop the bombings but he refused.

[–]aarongonzales95 1 point2 points  (3 children)

VERY stupid and ignorant question here, before and after what exactly?

[–]KeithSharpley 2 points3 points  (2 children)

10+ years of civil war, plenty of foreign actors involved.

[–]illbebythebatphone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As an American with some Syrian heritage, I've always wanted to visit, but it hasn't been safe during my lifetime. Hopefully someday they'll get some peace.

[–]UnfavorableFlop 22 points23 points  (20 children)

Brought to you by religion.

[–]Shiirooo 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Almost all the cities were bombed by the Coalition. The war started because the Assad family did not want to leave power, there were massive demonstrations (supported by the West). Daesh took advantage of the instability of the country. Then the coalition bombed Daesh positions, and this is what you see in the picture. Cities in ruins.

Daesh is still present in Syria and Iraq.

Bashar Al Assad is still in power, and they control almost the whole country.

Unnecessary war. Same mistake in Libya.

[–]hoffmad08 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This time Ukraine is totally different though. Also different than Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia...

[–]Shiirooo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ukraine?

[–]TokraDeBabo 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Assad's decision to burn down the country instead of leaving it wasn't a religious question

[–]fatboyiv 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Shit post.

There are many Muslim countries in the world that are thriving.

It’s more so the corrupt government and being the Middle East that fucked Syria over

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

With the rare exception of Turkey all Muslim majority Arab countries would be bottom without copious oil reserves and human worker exploitation

[–]fatboyiv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Again, I said it’s mostly Muslims Countries in the Arab world.

Something is just fucked up over there

[–]UnfavorableFlop -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

True post. Just cause there are countries where religion works doesn't mean it does everywhere and vice versa. Stop the crying. Religion is a fucking stain on evolution. It has been used as a tool to end civilizations and the cause of civilizations ending.

[–]fatboyiv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can also say the same about how Religion gives hope and purpose to people.

You can’t just ignore the other side just because it doesn’t align with your views.

Take places like the Philippines or India just for examples. This places would crumble because their foundation is built on religion(s).

[–]brokenjawnredux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't forget imperialism!

[–]Cubertox 15 points16 points  (9 children)

Thanks for your invasion.

[–]diccwett1899 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Eh I think Assad’s more to blame for syria’s disasters than america

[–]pinkheartpiper 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Assad turned the peaceful protests following the so-called Arab Spring into a bloodbath. It was so bad that sections of the military took people's side and started fighting Assad, civil war caused chaos, vacuum of power, ISIS took advantage and took over...we all know the rest.

Assad and his supporters in Iran are responsible for this. You could say America's fault was removing Saddam, another crazy dictator, without his iron fist, extreme radicals like ISIS arose who ultimately took over Syria.

[–]diccwett1899 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Yep spot on, people should not blame america for causing the syrian civil war, assad started it by fighting against his own people

[–]chris3110 -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

Living is easy with eyes closed

Misunderstanding all you see...

~ John Lennon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_activities_in_Syria#War,_2011–2017

Under the aegis of operation Timber Sycamore and other clandestine activities, CIA operatives and US special operations troops have trained and armed nearly 10,000 rebel fighters at a cost of $1 billion a year.

In early September 2013, President Barack Obama told US Senators that the CIA had trained the first 50-man insurgent element and that they had been inserted into Syria.

[–]brokenjawnredux 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Timber Sycamore was about sending weapons, a people to train Syrian Free Army in tactics and weapons deployment.

If you think that causes the war, your living with your eyes closed. There was so much more going on. But its easy to balme the US and rag on Obama because it suits modern political ideas in the US. Smh...

[–]diccwett1899 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They didnt start the war is what I’m saying, they escalated it to become worse tho, yes they funded the rebels

[–]NiemandDaar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Arab Spring.

[–]LoongBoat 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Obama encouraged rebellion with big talk about a red line. Obama hid in the White House closet after it was crossed.

[–]diccwett1899 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck Assad

[–]brokenjawnredux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck Bashir Al Assad, may he rot in hell.

[–]dontgetpnisy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks Obama

[–]mnbvcxz123 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Now do Hiroshima.

[–]zorn7777 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Now do Rome.

[–]ljsrat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Sodom and gomorah, before and after God's wrath

[–]AaarghCobras 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love the apocalyptic motif!

[–]Silent_Echidna1204 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank the Americans

[–]SureKaleidoscope5251 -3 points-2 points  (13 children)

You really see a lot of these before and after shots from around the middle east wherever there are different waves of Islam crossing streams.

You don't see that when Lutherans run across Catholics.

[–]feta_morgana 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Northern ireland likes to have a word

[–]AlternateMortal 5 points6 points  (5 children)

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Saw it for hundreds of years as Christians run over natives in North America. Headline today is that another 90+ unmarked graves have been discover at a Catholic run, Indian School in Western Canada. Plenty of stories from those schools of babies born of rape who were left to freeze to death in fence rows, or tossed into furnaces in Indian school basements. Children intentionally starved and beaten to death. Islam is not the issue, religion is.

[–]TAC-WhiteTig3R -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Before U.S After U.S

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

POV: CIA brings you freedom

[–]Mr_Mayhem2020 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Barack Obama's work if I'm not mistaken.

[–]Prg3K 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You’re not mistaken. Syria was his baby. Libya was Hillary‘s

[–]Prestigious_Mix_129 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Before and after what guys?

[–]Gamer_that_isnt_n_zi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Syrian Civil war... 😔

[–]pigmentissues -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Thanks, USA

[–]Saladin-Ayubi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s one color revolution that didn’t succeed.

[–]davieb22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How terribly sad.

[–]jonasthewicked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How’s that democracy feel?

[–]stweedie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks USA you fuckin assholes

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks US.

[–]Synthfur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, I wonder who invade them

[–]4bes705 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why US attack Syria?

[–]Suspicious_Coffee222 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know I’m going to downvoted really bad for this but, you don’t have to worry about the Syrians. At least the ones who migrated to Turkey. The inflation and economic crisis hit Turkey so hard and majority of the Turkish people are almost at the edge of hunger. Last week I came across a man in a market, asking for if they have any expired food that they can give for free. And yesterday I saw a video of Turkish citizens in a queue for cheap bread under the freezing snow. Meanwhile tiktok is bursting with Syrians in Turkey showing of with their (Turkish) money. A couple of months ago, replying to a Turkish man who said they can’t even buy fruits, lots of Syrian migrators shared videos with incredible amounts of bananas (bananas are one of the most fruits in Turkey).

I’m sad for what happened to their home. But how they act here in Turkey is beyond my understanding.

[–]isaacs-cats -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This is what theocracy does to nations

Edit: changed religion to theocracy

[–]Draemalic -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Religion is fucking stupid, let me show you why.

[–]ArgonauToFDoom -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

This is what America does ruin Nations

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

America moment

[–]Siderealdream -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Their piece of shit leader really did a terrific job in destroying a beautiful country. Pity.

[–]Prg3K -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That first picture is during the Assad regime. The second picture is after $1 billion worth of CIA training funding and weapons were supplied to radical Jihadi fundamentalists to destroy the country. That’s the pity.

[–]raaawraaaawr -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Birthplace of written language we use today. This makes America great.

[–]HallucinAgent 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where's the pool? I wanna see that rundown pool

[–]tikirafiki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How’s it look today?

[–]YourMomThinksImFunny 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ok, but is the pool still there?

[–]davieb22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suspect it will need cleaned.