Biased reports lacking accuracy and objectivity




The double-standard policy has been one of the salient features of the UN organization and its affiliated bodies. The reason is simply because of the US domination of these bodies which made them lose their credibility, especially during the past few years.

The UN High Commission for Human Rights has been insisting on issuing politicized reports about the situation in Syria that lack accuracy, objectivity and neutrality. These reports do not reflect the reality of events and are biased towards the killers of the Syrian people and the external forces supporting them.

The recent UNHCR’s report depended on biased media sources and ignored all the letters sent by the Syrian government which were full of documents that clearly exposed the terrorist acts carried out by the armed terrorist groups against Syrian people and their public and private properties.

The Commission turned a blind eye to the main factor of the Syrian people’s suffering represented by the states that have been working to aggravate the crisis through funding, arming, training and smuggling Takfiri terrorists from al-Qaeda organization to kill the Syrians and destabilize their country.

 The report lacks professionalism and neutrality because it depended on one side without verifying validity of the information included. Moreover, the Commission depended on information provided by countries which are behind the crisis in Syria and have been exerting utmost efforts to fuel the situation in Syria to attain private gains at the expense of the Syrian people's blood.

An important question to be raised is why the commission ignored talking about the role of the countries which are funding, arming and training gunmen and providing them with intelligence, media and political cover, and hindering national dialogue and the political solution to the crisis.

As was the case with the previous reports, the Commission's reference for what the armed terrorist groups are committing is bashful and faraway from the reality of events on the ground.  These groups continue to perpetrate sabotage acts, terrify people and destroy their properties.

The report did not touch upon the sabotage acts and destruction of the infrastructure, especially oil and gas stations and stealing public and private companies and factories and smuggling their contents to neighboring countries to destroy the national industry which scored remarkable development before the beginning of the crisis.

The armed groups also stole stores of the medicines which the government obtained and secured to citizens in cheap prices. The armed group sold medicine to neighboring countries or spoiled it to deprive Syrian people of it.

The Commission did not mention any word about the terrorist groups’ stealing of basic food materials such as grain and smuggling them to some neighboring countries, spoiling agricultural crops to starve the Syrian people.

The report turned a deaf ear to the takfirist fatwas launched by some persons outside Syria regarding killing, raping, torture, robbery, kidnapping and aggression on the components of the Syrian society.

In short, the Commission's report has demonstrated once again its lack of professionalism and neutrality, and that its findings go in line with the political views of certain countries that have been working to impede any serious attempt to solve the crisis in Syria peacefully through dialogue.





International Relations, Towards Understanding not Costly Collision

As the New Year begins, international relations seem to be proceeding towards agreement and understanding not collision and costly confrontation. Therefore, the foreign backed parties, who seek the militarization of international relations for some political purposes are to find themselves out of the entire equation, because any of the parties concerned can’t afford the human, economic and political consequences of such an adventure.

Those immature politicians must realize the fact that they can’t ignore or surpass the political power of some states and have to keep in mind that powerful countries don’t design their politics or draw their global strategies to suit or embody the aspirations of a certain political group, however loyal this group is to their foreign agenda. They also must know that political statements and announced stances made by the officials of these powerful countries on sensitive issues, which influence international and regional security and peace, is something and implementing these stances on ground is something else. Here, the balance of gains and losses at the national level is the basis of adopting options.

 The ongoing crisis in Syria is complicated that any of the concerned elements can't claim ability to adopt a final decisive option for its interest, except the local element when it blocks all attempts of foreign forces' intervention.

In an objective reading to the military and social facts on ground, supported by a national political will, we can conclude that the crisis in Syria is heading towards a political not a military solution which is based on direct foreign intervention.

Hence, the essence of Geneva Statement and Kofi Annan’s Six-Point Plan in addition to some positive initiatives, that can be prepared and carried out by the UN Syria Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, have become the suitable ground to attain a political solution to the crisis based on dialogue.

All parties have realized that the Syrian national leadership don’t accept any solutions under political and media pressure or under economic siege and military force, because this leadership is confident that it has got plenty of strength points as to confront its political regional and international enemies and has got friends and allies who support it at regional and international arenas. This must make Syria's enemies, who target its sovereignty, unity and people to reconsider their policies, check the balance of gains and losses and re-read the situation carefully as it is, not as they want or imagine it to be, since there is a wide gap between reality and imagination. 

Dr. Khalaf al-Miftah

Translated by H. Mustafa

Wrong Conduct and the Desire for Revenge

Anyone who believes that a certain pattern from any community organization or political , cultural practice constitutes a criterion for civilization and urbanization is mistaken, as democracy and the correct political practice has forms, methods and models, and are based on social modernization which is variant completely to destruction, and contrary to the principle of the social deconstruction practiced by Takfiri groups and other groups calling itself opposition and are supported by the West and speaks from outside the borders of the homeland.

 The reform steps have come so far emanating from our history, our culture and our civilizational character, stemming from the needs of our society and the requirements of our reality. Where these reform steps are considered a start to what will be the outcome of building a modern state and solid democratically capable to withstand whatever shocks may be.

 The success of any modernizing experience is conditioned to  social conscious, cultural and political level, but this has to come expressing a real will of the community, and not as an implementation to external destructive theses that intend to eliminate the Syrian society and the destruction of its cultural and historical components to satisfy the goals and desires for revenge against Syria as a resisting country which lives in a state of social diversity, which a lot of the countries that claim civilization, democracy lack and fight us with their ignorance, backwardness and accumulated funds.

These funds form the spearhead of the aggressive U.S. Zionist project with the help of regional tools and the result is to dismantle the Syrian society. The goal is to return Syria back and convert the destined issues in the Arab-Zionist conflict to peripheral issues.

Through the daily events of the crisis, Syrians see that there is an exclusionary and Takfiri thought that motivates murder and terrorism against Syrian citizens and can't be right to be a model for what is meant to be Syria the future.

The national mission today is to find appropriate ways to talk among ourselves without external interference and dictates imposed by Western agendas in order to get the form of effective and objective dialogue, which is considered a platform and a base for the construction of a democratic state.

  Ahmad Orabi Ba'aj

 Translated : Sh. Kh.

US Stands Exposed




According to Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman of Indo-Arab Solidarity Council, the worsening situation in Syria deserves urgent attention of the NAM countries as well the Arab League states who are likely to be affected if the Franco-US designs succeed in the region. France instigated the fire work in Libya with her recognition of the armed Libyan opposition backed by the NATO forces to implement Anglo-American agenda.

Prof. Singh added in an article, received by the Syria Times, that the people in the world, particularly those who have been fighting against colonialism and imperialist domination had high expectation in Obama’s presidency which, perhaps, could not be thought of in the past 50 years. The draconian policies pursued by President Bush the father and Bush were rejected by the people of the USA and that was reason Kenyan-descent Barack Hussein Obama was chosen with powerful and unambiguous mandate in 2008 as President of the biggest military might.

People in South-East Asia had pinned high hopes in his leadership that he would not allow the Bush blunders to be repeated. His message of the Arab Spring has cast dangerous clouds of ‘death and destruction’ in the Arab World. It was during his presidency that the Sudan suffered a division between the Christians and Islamists; Egypt entered a dark age from secularism, openness, composite culture to communal divide. Libya was destroyed by illegal invasion of NATO bombers under the Obama’s leadership. The only country which ‘US’ has failed to dictate is Syria at present under the leadership of Dr. Bashar Al-Assad whose father President Hafez-al-Assad had offered a visionary, daring and workable formula to Israel, ‘Land for Peace’. In other words asking ‘Israel’ to vacate all Arab lands as per dictates of UN resolutions including Golan Heights of Syria, illegally occupied by Israel since 1967. Israel backed by the Anglo-American Bloc rejected this peace offer and refused to implement UN Resolutions; 242, 338 and others where the UN had directed Israel to vacate all Arab lands and stop Jewish settlements in Palestine. President Bush was determined to establish US control over the oils of Kuwait, Iraq & Saudi Arabia. The junior Bush accomplished US agenda in the Middle-East under his father’s doctrine of ‘New World Order’. Obama carried it to other Arab countries in African continent too in the name of the so-called Arab Spring.

Obama did not care to study the in-depth of the peace offer by Late President Hafez Al-Assad. Instead of promoting peace, the USA leadership is keen to promote Zionist interests in the Middle-East. Naturally so, because Zionist State of Israel was planted to demolish Arab unity, integrity and one of the oldest civilizations of the world. Stalin’s Russia had also underestimated the Zionist agenda supported and backed by the Anglo-American Bloc. Stalin’s support to UN Resolution 181 to divide Palestine and create ‘Israel’ proved fatal for ‘peace’ in the Middle-East.





Misled Syrians Must Return to Their Homeland and Conscience




Foreign parties and their agents in Syria  have been sparing no effort to undermine the Syrian state and the political system in the country, either by  exploiting and inciting certain categories in the Syrian society to fuel the crisis, under false slogans like “reform and change”, or by toughening economic pressure and tightening political siege on Syria, not to mention the armed groups’ crimes and the accompanying anti-Syria vicious media campaign.

Most recent aggressive attempt by these foreign parties, has been threatening Syria of both direct and indirect foreign intervention through her neighbor, Turkey, under the pretext of protecting Turkey from the Syrian threat.

These attempts have led to nothing but to more bloodshed and destruction countrywide.

All have realized that there is a state of balance which controls conflicting powers and prolongs the crisis under the absence of a political will by the foreign parties and the “opposition” to go ahead in a political path that draws up a road map leading to a way out of the crisis. However, the Syrian Army have proved great ability to repel and smash the armed terrorist groups hiding within the country’s cities, districts and populated areas and who have been receiving all forms of support by some Western and regional powers.

The failure of the foreign parties and the armed opposition in achieving strategic gains on ground made them work hard to create some illegal political councils and coalitions abroad and to propagate them as legitimate in order to get political recognition by the world as being representatives of the Syrian people.

Now, as these forces are facing a deadlock, it seems that the solution has become evident to all. The misled Syrians must return to their homeland and conscience and seek dialogue in order to close the doors before foreign schemes, as Syria’s enemies care only about their interests without even feeling pain for the bloodshed in Syria and the high price being paid by all the Syrians.

Dr. Khalaf al-Miftah

 Translated by H. Moustafa