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KesterDraconis59 karma

I always understood that life in Syria was pretty good for Christians compared to many Muslim dominated countries. Assad has done a good job of keeping things fairly secular and fair religion wise.

KesterDraconis7 karma

I'm American military who has, more or less, directly affected your country in some way.

From my perspective most of our actions in your country were not meant maliciously, that is, even the destabilization and civil war (which we egged on by providing arms) were intended to provide freedom and choice for the people of Syria. Obviously, there were other benefits for us too, and we made plenty of mistakes (many of our weapons ended up in ISIS hands, for example, who had to help fight and destroy), but the overall goal was not evil.

But how do you see us? Bumbling idiots with good intentions, malicious opportunists, malicious tyrants with no idea what were doing etc. etc. What is our character like to you?

KesterDraconis-8 karma

Oof, this moment. It sucks. The moment when you realize you can't identify with the normal people around you, because you just aren't one of them anymore. Sure, you aren't special, but the normalcy of the "Average Joe" you'd normally think of yourself - the idea that "anyone can do what I do" is suddenly lost.

You'd think it feels great, but as is obvious by your relatively visceral reaction, it doesn't. Don't worry about it though man. Accept it, embrace it. You're doing cool stuff and a lot of it you earned yourself, and anything you didn't you can't be blamed for. So enjoy this newfound "different" status in life!