Syrian gov't is open to dialogue with opposition to ensure their participation in Geneva-2 talks

"We know that the government of Syria is open for dialogue with the opposition, that none of the opposing groups did not remain outside the Geneva-2 talks, which are to be held soon", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during the meeting with the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, the leader of the Popular Front for Change and Liberation, a Voice of Russia correspondent reports.

Main responsibility for all Syrian people sufferings is on Western countries - Syrian Deputy PM

"The main responsibility for all Syrian people sufferings is on Western countries," the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, the leader of the Popular Front for Change and Liberation, said at the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a Voice of Russia correspondent reports.

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Syria government is stronger now, British PM admits

The Syrian government  has strengthened its position in recent months, British Prime Minister David Cameron admits, according to Press TV.

Speaking on the state-run BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Cameron said the Syrian government is stronger now than few months ago.

"I think the Syrian government may be stronger than it was a few months ago,” Cameron said.

It is worth noting that Cameron held off after military chiefs warned over the risks of arming the" rebels".

According to reports, British public is largely against sending arms to the "militants" in Syria. There are also fears that any weapons Britain supply could fall into the hands of extremists.

Syrian government forces recaptured the strategically important town of al-Qusayr in Western Syria in June. Most of the much bigger city of Homs also has been retaken by the government troops.

The Western countries, including Britain, and their other regional allies, have been supporting over two years of militancy in Syria.

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Failure of "political-Islam"

Member of Moslem  Brotherhood , Erdogan ,  had  advised his friend and partner in the  evil party,  Mohamed Morsi  that  " bite off more than one can chew ".  In fact,  Erdogan  considered  himself  having  an experiment in "political Islam", as a successful model. But before  offering  advice to his colleague, Erdogan must learn a lesson from what  happened in Egypt to face his people in  a respectable way. He  uttered  what is not  befitting for policy to  be said to those  people who  saw  in him and his party a bad model  which greatly offended  the Turkish state.

Erdogan 's reckless policy  created  conflicts and  problems inside and outside  his country. He made Turkey a conduit of terrorism  that facilitates  the crossing of terrorists  into neighboring countries. The thing which  destabilized Turkey and led to a degenerative  economy and an interminable political and social problems .

On the other hand , what is happening in Egypt now  is  a clear evidence of the  violent  practices of  the  Moslem  Brotherhood who are only versed in  the language of elimination and murder.

Moreover, models of "political Islam" had  failed in the Arab and Moslem world . They are  all  falling  apart  because of  the falsehood of their  claims. All peoples that  fell in the trap  of  "political Islam"  would not be deceived  by this destructive policy. 

What happened in Egypt  and  Turkey is a real  proof of that ,and  other countries such as Tunisia and Libya will follow suit .  Libya  is still  suffering  greatly  from  the NATO aftermath.

Libya has now become the hot spot  of terrorism  exporting  weapons  to the terrorists in Syria via Turkey and other neighboring countries  .Have  these models of "political  Islam"   succeeded in bringing democracy to their countries? Will  Erdogan and his party  learn a lesson  from what is happening  around or will he  continue in his  stubbornness and Seljuk  arrogance  till  he meets his demise  at the hands of his people?

 

Ahmed Orabi Ba'aj

E&T : M.Wassouf

Egypt is reevaluating ties with Syria, says Fahmy

Cairo, (ST)-Egypt's new foreign minister said Saturday that Cairo is reevaluating its relationship with Syria following  the ousted president Mohammad Morsi.

In his first public comments since becoming Egypt's top diplomat, Nabil Fahmy stressed that political solution is the only solution that preserves Syria's sovereignty and the Syrian state, hoping  that a move regarding this matter  will be at hands in the coming weeks.

Fahmy's comments signaled a shift from Morsi's approach .

"Egypt is seeking a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Egypt supports the Syrian people's right to live in freedom and democracy without discrimination between classes, sects, political or religious affiliations, "underscored Fahmy.

The Egyptian diplomat underlined  that the consulates between Syria and Egypt are still on duty.

In response to the calls previously made by Morsi for Egyptians to go and fight in Syria,Fahmy

affirmed that there is "no intention for Jihad in Syria,".

Fahmy also said Egypt is "seriously assessing" its relations with Iran.

"we are neither enemies nor allies with anybody,"Fahmy said of Cairo's ties with other nations.

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Does Egypt need America or vice versa

Any state importance and impact lies in close as in remote geographical surroundings through objective data like: geopolitical location, population, size, natural and human resources. It is also manifested by the way this data is invested along with the leadership ability to employ them; driven by a national policy motivation and supervision and good governance. In addition, the state importance lies in its ability to have balanced relations with the states of the world, particularly those politically and economically active and influent.

The application of  the afore mentioned factors  on a state by the size of Egypt, will lead to the following conclusion:  Egypt is a historically formed country over the course of an uninterrupted civilization accumulation, which gained uniqueness and excellence. Mostly, since it was as a state and people, productive and effective in the course of human civilization by evidence that more than a quarter of archaeological sites in the world are on  Egyptian territories. Besides, Egypt is Africa's largest country (population and size), crossed by the world's largest river  the Nile and its “High” dam, behind it is one of the largest artificial lakes storing about 48 billion cubic meters of water. Whereas, the most important component of Egypt geopolitical force is the Suez Canal, being the most important waterway and navigation in the world controlling global trade traffic, ships and military warships transit roaming the world seas and oceans. Along with its natural resources and geographical features, an another effective factor is human-Masri (Egyptian), who offered the human civilization most important creations for more than 8000 years and still is, emphasizing the interrelationship between the place genius and the human one.

Furthermore,  Egypt was center for chief empires throughout history adding  importance to its geographical and cultural surroundings represented by its interaction with the Levant, North Africa, and Nile Valley South.  Egypt's national security and role effectiveness are achieved through that crucial relationship interacting with all factors. This is the most important history lesson that Egyptians are well aware of.  But Egypt’s current importance increased because of the Zionist entity existence in occupied Palestine and its organic association with the West and America. Therefore,  the Zionist entity security is mainly influenced by Egypt’s political identity and leadership, along with that political identity stance from  Arab-Zionist conflict being governed by geography, history, and affiliation.  from that fact came  America’s interest in Egypt’s political system nature, position in the region’s projects framework, nations game, and political maps weaved to reshape the region.

Through factors afore mentioned,  plus Egypt’s pivotal role in the region; we can say that America's superpower is more in need for Egypt and not vice versa. On the light of America’s global interests and major strategies whether military or economic, as well as its crucial relationship with the Zionist entity and its commitment to secure and stabilize that entity. Having in mind, that Egypt and Syria pose the biggest challenge in the face of that aggressive racial entity.

The strength of any country – in Egypt’s size and importance - lies mainly in the strength of the political will reflected by its national leadership and liberation from all forms of pressure or mortgaging; which is a genuine expression of sovereignty and independence concepts.  Moreover, the ability to maximize  national capacities incitement  to reserve and support the political leadership in its national options; in addition to investment in the national factor by its key components the army and the people. Only then,  through that important and strategic equation,  any external force whatever its  tools  (military, economic, or financial)  -which America is threatening to use toward Egyptian state- cannot have a structural impact on the course of events in “Arabist Egypt”.

 

Dr. khalaf.almuftah

Edited & Translated by: L. Alhassanieh