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"What Syria needs is objective, real and unbiased assistance in addition to the encouragement of concerned parties to engage themselves in national dialogue with the purpose of solving the crisis in Syria,'' underlined Dr. Bashar al-Jafari, the Syrian Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations.

Ambassador's al-Jafari's recent declaration was received by the more of expected anti-Syria lethal intransigency, reckless and foolish responses, especially from the so-called ''friends of Syria'' Rome meeting. Unsurprisingly, the meeting, though the number of participating countries was decreased by two thirds compared to previous similar meetings,  was attended by representatives of those countries which are indeed responsible for the shedding of Syrians' blood like Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and USA. These very countries, according to their officials'' statements and media outlets, not only, harbour, train, and arm the terrorists in action inside Syria, but also impose unjust sanctions on the Syrians, and set their notorious prisons inmates free in return for 'jihadist' suicide missions in Syria.

Thus, all what Rome witnessed yesterday was but a farce in the full meaning of the word. The statements issued by participating officials are contradictory and reflect but either ignorance about the reality on the Syrian ground and the presence of armed to teeth terrorists from tens of countries worldwide, or reflect the more of anti-Syrians reckless stances, which would cause but a severe headache to the participating countries themselves and to their puppets and allies in the countries neighbouring Syria.

US new Secretary of State, John Kerry, made a poor unbalanced and biased start in Rome in his new career. Flagrantly and blatantly, Kerry declared the more of financial aid to the opposition, which reflects but a tiny portion of the Syrians and represent only itself and the countries which designated it. The US $60 million will be spent for the more of killing, destruction and chaos. The US and western covert and even overt programs to mushroom, train and hire terrorists have been much talked about by foreign media, the last of which by the Times, and NY Times. “We’re doing this, but other countries are doing other things,” Kerry said, yes it is crystal clear that your country and the others are doing and exerting every effort to weaken, and defeat Syria and the majority of Syrians, but in vain, thanks to the Syrian Army heroism and to Syrians' unity and steadfastness.

McClatchy Newspaper, run by the US army, stressed that Israel coordinates with the USA in the domain of supplying the armed opposition in Syria with weapons, quoting Israeli officials as saying “Israel is consulting with the American officials over the weapons sent to the armed groups in Syria, and it closely watches all types of the most complicated weapons that can be sent to these groups.'' Actually, many of the confiscated weapons of the armed terrorists are Israeli-made ones, not to mention other EU brands. The EU, supposedly an assembly of every human, free and democratic institutions, increased its supply of armored vehicles, non-lethal and lethal military equipment and technical aid. "The ministers pledged more political and material support to the (Syrian National) coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and to get more concrete assistance (into) Syria,"

It would have been better for Rome's meeting final statement instead of deploring "the unabated arms supply to the regime by third countries'' to call on its attendees to refrain from arming the terrorists on the ground, who so far have slaughtered thousands of innocent Syrians, not to mention their destruction of even Mosques and Churches!

''The suffering endured by the Syrian people'' as cited in the final statement is caused but by the countries attending Rome meeting. Every State has the legitimate right to defend its sovereignty and citizens against every form of terrorism. Rome Statement's 'sympathy' with ''Syria’s neighbors that are carrying a heavy burden due to increasing refugees’ flows'' was expected. However, the statement stopped short from declaring clearly that these neighbors are themselves responsible for such 'flows', not to mention these countries' inhuman tackling of the displaced issue as an exploitation bargaining chip.

The Coalition and Sheikh al-Khatib himself are NOT the ''sole legitimate representative of the Syrian People''; Rome, the city of peace, love and coexistence, should have pity on more than 23 million of the Syrians, who are indeed embarrassed when they are solely represented by at best such tens of Syrians handpicked by the ewes and petrodollars. It is a shame when the statement declares support to what it called ''the Supreme Military Command of the Free Syrian Army.'' Do those who stood by and objected to the enlisting of 'al-Nusra' front deserve such a support! Or is it the required ''objective, real and unbiased assistance'' and ''encouragement of concerned parties to engage themselves in national dialogue with the purpose of solving the crisis in Syria''?


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim