Men and women become radicalized not solely via the advocacy of some fiery ideology, but additionally through life experiences and the witness of unconscionable suffering of their peers at the hand of others.
The punishing bombardment of Aleppo, Syria, by the forces of Bashar al Assad and by those of his allies, has damned the besieged people of Aleppo to suffering while exposing them to the easy promotion of radicalization in light of the non humane conditions facing some 250,000 residents including 100,000 children.
Reports of an impending ground assault on rebel held areas of Aleppo appear imminent as does the continued and prolonged suffering of people trapped under Russian and Assad bombs.
However, given that the United States(US)-Russia ceasefire - declared failed by Assad's regime, has not protected the innocents of Aleppo, the free world must not now standby and impotently witness the slaughter of more Syrians.
While western nations have been reluctant and uninterested in sending ground forces into Syria, the least these nations could now do for Aleppo is to arm its fighting men so that they may with honor defend their lives, their families, their homes and their land from the onslaught of Russia and Bashar al Assad. A fighting chance should be accorded to the rebels at Aleppo so that the prevalence to radicalization becomes diminished as exposed people defend themselves against against a failed government and its nuclear-armed ally.