Why is Syria launching a space program during a civil war? | The Verge

Why is Syria launching a space program during a civil war? | The Verge.

Al-Assad is creating a space agency in the middle of their civil war? Seriously? I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on the situation in Syria, but this seems absurd to me. Over 140,000 people have been killed in the last three years. Sounds like a GREAT time to start a space agency. Yes, one day Syria will probably no longer be in the middle of a civil war. Yes, one day a space agency may be a positive for their people and economy. However, after refusing to step down from power and murdering your own citizens for a couple of years, why don’t you use these funds, resources, and time on rebuilding your devastated country and economy instead of this silly dream.