SHAFAQNA – Following a series of bomb attacks which rip through Damascus and Homs this Sunday, UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura strongly condemned Daesh’s operations in the region, calling for an end to the hostilities.
Over 140 civilians were killed in the twin attack, leaving scores more injured and traumatized. While Syrians have proven resilient in their resistance and bravery, it has become painful to watch a people wither away under the weight of war, while an elite argues politics and power.
A terror group inspired by Wahahbism – an ideology which has claimed itself of Islam for the past 2 centuries – Daesh, and its other terror acronyms: al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, have vandalized, raided and destroyed both Syria, and Iraq, systematically targeting all which they see as a challenge to their religious rule. Under Wahhabism, all faiths require to be exterminated and annihilated.
Under such ideology, militants have pursued and persecuted religious minorities throughout the Levant, instilling fear and division where there were perform unity and brotherhood.
This new wave of terror against civilians came amid calls by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister to arm those so-called “moderates” militias against President Bashar al-Assad with anti-aircraft missiles to precipitate his fall, and thus allow for the country to fall under the yoke of Daesh – the terrible Black Flag Army.
Anti-aircraft weapons could tip the scales on the battlefield as they did in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan in the 1980s, Adel al-Jubeir is quoted as saying in an interview with Der Spiegel.
“We believe that introducing surface-to-air missiles in Syria is going to change the balance of power on the ground,” he said, stressing this would have to be decided by a coalition of partner states.
“It will allow the moderate opposition to be able to neutralise the helicopters and aircraft that are dropping chemicals and have been carpet-bombing them, just like surface-to-air missiles in Afghanistan were able to change the balance of power there.”
Only there is no such thing as “moderate” rebels in Syria … only different versions of Terror.
If so far Western powers have continue to entertain this idea that there are in fact factions within Syria yearning for democratic change, I would argue they would need to further than Damascus, where government sits. And though many might not agree with President al-Assad’s policies, his office nevertheless represents the will of the people.
Terror it needs to be remembered was imported into Syria as a weapon of mass-destabilization to carry regime change. It is this manipulation which plunged an entire people into the throes of war – allowing for enraged Wahhabists to murder, pillaged and raid to their hearts’ content.
The only war unravelling in Syria, is that against Terror … players involved in this conflict are either with or against … Western capitals it appears still sit on the wrong side of History.
By Catherine Shakdam for Shafaqna