US policy: More Violence, More Gains

It seems clearly that the events that Syria witnessed in the last five years, have proved that there was no real political will of the powers participating in the aggression on Syria to reach to apolitical solution to end the crisis and restore security and stability to Syria.

Quite on the contrary, the US and western countries aimed at escalating the violence and continuing supporting the terrorism in all its forms which in turn led to more bloodshed and destruction.

Indeed, the main objective of the US and its allies policy is to create a state of separation in Syria the thing which serves the strategic ambitions of west-Zionism project. In addition, and most importantly, the western and regional countries seek to bring out the axis of resistance from the circle of Arab-Zionist conflict in the region.

Undoubtedly, the enemies of Syria feel media and political hysteria because all the excuses they use as a pretext for their aggression on Syria have fallen in front of the victories of the brave Syrian Army.

Russian support in Syria helps in curbing terror

From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, Russia has been playing an effective role in supporting Syrian people and exerting strenuous efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The Russian support has entered a new phase when the Russian military started to launch air strikes against terrorist gatherings in various areas.

The effective support provided by the Russian forces for the Syrian Arab Army in its war against terrorism has played a crucial role in repelling the attacks launched by ISIS, al-Nosra Front and other terrorist organizations.

The US has no political will to fight terrorism

A review of US government actions and words clearly proves the country has not taken and will not take any single step to save people from the clutches of terrorists in Syria and the region.

The US didn’t meet its obligations towards the agreement with Russia on Syria, because Washington has not separated between the so-called “moderate opposition” and the terrorists. On the contrary, Russia is the only side which behaves with big responsibility to make the cessation of hostilities agreement successful. The Americans have no desire to see the Syrian army liberates the cities from the terrorists, and whenever a region is liberated, they utter hostile statements against Syria and the Syrian army.

Role of Leaders in Stabilizing Societies

  Role of Leaders in Stabilizing Societies

H.E President Hafez Al Assad is Leading Paragon

The conception of  belonging to Arabism dates back to the pre-Islamic era, to a time when Arabs believed that they were a one unified people percolated in a common land, language, history, geography culture and common interests.

That umbilical cord was evidently manifested in their poetry and their pride in their lineage and Arabism which were known as the pre-Islamic poetry. Such feelings took roots with the advent of  Islam and the revelation of the holy Quran in Arabic.

As the individual yearns for belonging, so is the need for a leader who ushers the way to safety and security and who has entrenched  leadership qualities.

Leadership is the capacity and shrewdness in defining targets, prioritizing them and utilizing the proper means to drive them home in consonance with the exigencies of the society. Leaders with amazing auras realize the different dimensions and can diagnose the concomitant problems and take the necessary decisions.

The successful leader involves other leaderships second in line to make team work decisions as no leader can succeed unless he enjoys solid and sizable segments of the masses. Furthermore, successful leaders should rehabilitate stand-by leading cadres which would assist in organization and administration.

True leaders have the disposition and volition to hear what they should hear more than what they want to hear and counsel those they deem convenient.

Counseling is a genuine quality of great leaders who believe in the precepts they defend and uphold having unswerving commitment to the cause of the nation and ready to sacrifice in addition to materializing the best advantages and enduring minimal losses.

The Leader should have a preponderant mettle and muscle versus crises. He also believes that leadership is trust, persuasion and dialogue that mirror a state of immersion between the leader and the people.

One of the quintessential leaders who enjoyed such traits was the founding statesman President Hafez Al Assad who laid the pillars of stability and the national unity in Syria that transmogrified the country into a regional power.

Since the corrective movement in 1970, he worked hard on the idea of the Arab integrity believing in the Arab potentials to face up to the perils and hurdles that challenge of the nation. He also enhanced the political pluralism and his clout earned him the confidence of the masses in the role of the Arab Baath Socialist Party. The corrective movement catapulted Syria to the developed nations in the region through its achievements which were represented by the constitutional, political and economic establishments.

 He imbibed and assimilated history very well and became a realistic future antenna capable of reading the international catalysts quite well.

October war was one of the most significant events that revealed his sagacity, and his conditioning of the circumstances to serve the target of liberating the land especially the repercussions of June naksa of 1967 was a bitter pill to swallow. It was remarkable that under three years following the corrective movement, President Hafez Al Assad managed to revamp Syria with military and economic accouterment to wage the October war.  

Dwelling on the sagacity and acumen of H.E the president, we recall the commendation quotes outpouring from a number of world leaders and religious chaplains.

Pope Shenouda said: “ he was one of the greatest steadfast fighters with muscle. An excellent example to be emulated and his course proved the possibility to encounter challenges”.

Bill Clinton: “it was the first time in my life that I had a peculiar feeling of handshake with a president. Looking at his face, I sensed history and power. Momentarily, I thanked God that he was not the president of a large size country otherwise he would have indisputably ruled the world”.

Jimmy Carter: “during my visit to Syria, I used to spend hours on end talking to President Hafez Al Assad and listening to his analyses of the ongoing events in the Middle East. He looked to me a new version of Saladin Ayyubi. His commitment was to sanitize the region from foreign presence while preserving Damascus as a one unified modern Arab epicenter”.

Henry Kissinger, the former US foreign secretary said:

“President Hafez Al Assad was an astute and stubborn negotiator enjoying great experience. His word was his bond. I profess that he always hammered me in the past”.

These succinct testimonials were released to describe H.E the founding President Hafez Al Assad  by his detractors more than his stalwarts. His clout earned him the bully pulpit in the region and fairly he was considered an archetypal leader and grandee of a great nation.

Prepared by Alaa eldin Hamdan

E.T by Mamoun Abdin    



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A Year of Russian Operation against Terrorism in Syria

On the occasion of the passage of a year of the Russian military operation against terrorist groups in Syria, different Syrian opposition figures welcomed and praised the Russian supporting in fighting terrorism.

Randa al-Oujili, a member in the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, led by Joseph Sweid, expressed its party welcoming of the Russian air force in fighting terrorism over the Syrian land.

“Russia is a very strong ally to the Syrian government and people. The Russian military operation came upon a request by the Syrian government, making it a legitimate contribution according to the international law. Russia,the glory of the SovietUnion, supports the Syrian right and fight against terrorism.” Oujili said to Syria Times