Annan, the godfather of the R2P doctrine of the NATO, has conveyed the message to those indulging in sabotage operations against Syria but failed to convince them openly that the president was still standing on a sticky wicket, and enjoys the support of the majority who are pushing him to end their sufferings at the hands of those extremists. Annan stuck to his line of diktat and presented his report to UNSC, acknowledging the presence of militant groups but accusing the government of excessive use of force.
With Moscow and Beijing still standing strongly to topple the NATO plot on Syria and rejects any attempt for a Libya-like scenario as a starter and a Yugoslavia-like solution, especially when many revelations are now in the open about the NATO atrocities and killing of civilians in Libya when their mandate from the UN SC was to protect them.
In view of this proxy war, gathering of mercenaries at the borders of Syria waiting for instruction from their masters the warlords to enter and rising public resentment against inaction of the government the president of Syria had to call the shot and warned all militants to lay down their arms and surrender to enjoy the general amnesty announced by the government like many who did and sets free.
The US and the West called for ouster of the regime and even tried from the start to preempt the special envoy of UN, Mr. Kofi Annan mission from the start. The Petro Dollar never stopped pouring into the hands of fanatics and Jihadists and the arms smuggling,
The Russian imitative for hosting a conference on Syria meant to force nations supporting armed insurgency in Syria to stop doing so and call upon the militants to lay their arms and come to the negotiating table which is unpalatable for them and hence the militants started terrorizing the Syrian citizens and firing at their house, calling upon them to join “Jihad “against” the tyrant, infidel regime “ or else face the consequences and that what led to more revenge killings by those rejectionist forces. The public opinion now is strongly behind the government for an appropriate action as a responsible, sovereign state.
Parallel to this move, an Arab capital was hosting a group of experts from different countries covertly planning a psychological war on Syria, blacking out all channels and radio communications, and screen on their media propaganda houses fabricated pictures screened in Jeddah and Doha, showing replicas of Syria's main establishing areas to fool the people that a military coup has occurred and president fled the country, a genocide happening and NATO military intervention is eminent. This scenario was highlighted by journalist Thierry Meyssan, who accused NATO, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey for this plot that could be executed in the coming days.
Incidentally, the Arab League asked the satellite authorities of Arab Satellite and Nile sat to stop transmission of all Syrian channels which angered many since it is a crime against freedom of expression and denying the Syrian channels from showing the truth of the facts on the grounds. This explains the amount of frustration among those countries tolling the bells of war on Syria, after all their attempts till date failed in causing a major defects in the armed forces or among Syrian diplomats.
On the other hand, for Damascus it is a war of survival in a turbulent region, and an all-out war on those militant groups can be undertaken before they succeed in gaining any ground to find an excuse by international community to increase the number of foreign observers and then make a buffer zone between the Syrian government forces and what is called a Free Syria Army as a step for dividing Syria on ethnic and religious lines as planned. This will explain the delay in using regular army to eliminate those militants in a large scale.
Syrian government tried as much as possible the smuggling through its porous borders with hostile neighbors, in spite of the assurances from the government of Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq that they will not allow its territories to be used against Syria for sneaking of sophisticated arms, and ammunition. But Jihadists continued unabated and in fact according to Mr. Annan himself the amount of violence increased many fold since the commencement of his mission.
The people of Syria want their government to act swiftly and end this violence with minimum collateral damage. Now that Syrian authority can control its border to some extent, it will take on the militant groups once and for all as the public opinion is in their favor, and they are fully convinced that the war is not to change the regime but to destroy Syria to ensure Israel's hegemony in the region or allow the spread of radicals into Russia so that the US will divert its focus to Asia Pacific region to take on China.
The coming weeks will be crucial and decisive in terms of Syria's future. The road map of reforms and democratization process will be on fast track if the government is able to control the violence and eliminate mercenaries. Let there be no dearth of doubt that Syria is facing an armed revolt funded and armed by countries with vested interests, and that it will be crushed. President Bashar Al assad said Syria is not facing a political crisis but a communal project based on terrorism and a real external war and that the enemy is within.
Syria may be a small country and the last secular one in the Middle East but its significance is beyond its borders. The Syrian file will be presented strongly at the summit meeting between US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the ongoing G-20 Summit in Mexico, and the outcome of Syria`s crisis will shape the new world order and new chapter of contemporary history will start from there.
(About the Contributor: Dr. Waiel Awwad is a Senior international correspondent based in South Asia.)
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