Syrian Struggle Felt In South Central Kentucky

President Obama spent the morning convincing leaders in Washington to approve the use of military action against the Syrian government.

"The use of these weapons has to be responded to and only the United states has the capability" said Speaker Of The House, John Boehner.

Meanwhile in Syria, a bloody civil war rages on. All the while, Huda Melky sits in her office completing her days work as the Director of Equal Opportunity at WKU. Barely a moment goes by without a nervous thought involving her home country and family that still lives there.

"We don't know where they're at. We don't know who's got them. We tried to negotiate for money. You bring the money and they say, 'No! We need more.' It's just really a tough situation."

She said multiple family members of hers are missing amongst the turmoil. Though her family lives in the capital city of Demascus and has described the alleged chemical attack to her, Melky still isn't sure about intervention by the United States.

"If the United States is going to just send one missile to one isolated area, the problem is still there. The civil war is still there. The problem still exists."

The reports of bloodshed are just the latest in a civil war that has lasted more than two years. A period that has seemed like a lifetime.

"You have to have faith in God. You have to have faith that it's going to end one day. You have to have faith that hopefully the United Nations will get together and find a solution."

Melky said her family hasn't left Demascus yet because they would rather die at home than somewhere else.


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