Syrian State the Father for all Syrians

 The concept of regional security is but one; if chaos prevails, none is to be safe, Syria's Minister of Information, Omran al-Zou'bi reiterated.

In a 70 minute dialogue with the Syrian Satellite TV Friday evening, Minister al-Zou'bi, gave a comprehensive panoramic view of the under implementation political vision outlined by H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in his January 6th landmark speech. This very landmark and historic by all accounts vision is but an integrated, full-fledged political program tackling the general situation in Syria as to restore security and stability.

It is but a logical and realistic three-phased vision based on Syria's sovereignty, integrity and unity. The preparatory phase includes the commitment of concerned countries to halt the financing of violence and terrorism, commitment by armed groups to cease violence, commitment by the Syrian Army to halt its military operations, save in case of defence, and the finding of an appropriate mechanism to monitor the above mentioned, Minister al-Zou'bi recalled.

Minister al-Zou'bi held the first phased measures as a necessary prelude to the second and third phased measures and steps, asserting, however, that the non-implementation of the first phased in no way would hinder the efforts for an all-out implementation of consequent measures. Humanitarian aid is to reach all the needy and reparations are to be duly paid.

The Minister was clear and determined in outlining that the Syrian State, in a legitimate struggle to defend the Syrians against terrorism, defend existence and practice its right to spread security and sovereignty on its territories,  is in NO way against any Syrian, including the armed who put down their arms. ''The State is the father for all Syrians; the State is not litigant with any Syrian, and the State is owned not by anybody,'' calling for dialogue away from bullets.

The dialogue by the State has been started with all and on a daily basis, based on Syria's national basics: national sovereignty, rejection to foreign interference and renunciation of violence. The unconditional dialogue about the future of Syria is serious and open for all, underlined Minister al-Zou'bi. Every Syrian worldwide is invited and welcomed to take part in shaping this brilliant tomorrow. Armed men are also welcome once they surrender arms. The would be convened national dialogue conference has plenty of space for all the Syrians who are keen on their Syria's security, stability and future. Minister al-Zou'bi declared and as outlined and directed by H.E. President Al-Assad in person.

The second transitional phase of the solution would, through its national dialogue conference, formulate national charter, which is to be put into popular referendum with a new government, which has wide authorities even according to article 128 of the current constitution, before a new draft constitution is to be voted for in a popular referendum and before new parliamentary elections to take place. ''Syria is your country and Syria is for all Syrians. Come back home and there would be no arrests, ad hoc Red Crescent and Civil Committees will receive and welcome you at border crossings as to contribute to the building of Syria,'' said Minister al-Zou'bi in a touchy message to the displaced Syrians abroad.

 Syria is the country of civilization; it is established on a 10 thousand year culture of dialogue. The third phase of the National Reconciliation Conference is to crown the success of every Syrian's victory not against other Syrians, but against foreign and sinister schemes and projects, be it the Turkish, Qatari, Israel, American or whatever. These schemes and projects have indeed failed to down the Syrian State. The Syrian project, the moral, human and civilization one is but to vanquish, and Syria is very soon to emerge out victorious from the crisis.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim





Public Enemy!




Israel's recent cowardice air strike on a scientific research center in Jamraya in Damascus Countryside is but a further proof of the Israeli foolish involvement in the crisis in Syria, a crisis for which Israel itself is to pay the heaviest cost. The cowardice Israeli attack, considered by some observers under pressure from ewes, ottomans, petrodollars, is another unjustified, foolish, reckless step coordinated with some armed terrorists groups on the Syrian ground.

The Israeli government uncalculated reckless policies, which even provide safe haven and logistic support to terrorists on the 1974 armistice disengagement line, are one of the main reasons behind the augmentation and spread of the cancerous terrorism.

One here has right to wonder whether such a cowardice Israeli strike came as a bid to test Syrian patience, potentials and capabilities! If so, what a stupidity! According to different calculations, some elite units of the Syrian hero Army, with their  undeclared and so far unused strategic arsenals, are in waiting. The Syrian hero Army, waging a fierce war of legitimate defense against armed terrorists countrywide, is led not by warmongers, like in Israel, just and comprehensive peace is still the strategic choice. Israel should fear for itself when it has been working but for compelling some to drop such a choice! If the whole world of today is a global village, how when it comes to neighboring countries!

Israel hasn't so far learnt by its consequent defeats at the hands of Resistance men, particularly the great heroes of Hezbollah fighters. Israel continues to add fuel to fire! Fine! This very fire is to burn first and foremost Israel itself. Netanyahu, with a slap in the face following the results of the recent parliamentary elections, has to consider the new emerging realities in the region and worldwide. Israel is no more immune or invincible.

Actually, the Jews inside Israel, whose ancestors tasted the bitterness of Nazism terrorism and horror, should curb their reckless leaders. If the takfiri terrorists are slaughtering the innocents of the same blood, religion, what would they do to the ''infidels''; for terrorists, everyone unlike them is kafr (infidel) to be not only slaughtered but gas-chambered!

At a time when the crisis in Syria approaches its concluding chapters, responsible, balanced, and wise policies should be pursued as to live and let others live. Everyone, once cornered, can resort to Samson's Choice. Hopefully, particularly with the coming of  the new US Secretary of State,  John Kerry, a war-veteran turned pacifist, serious efforts would be exerted by all as to live and let others live, but in and at peace.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim




The majority is but the real opposition




To oppose for a just cause is a moral, human and ethical right and even a duty; it is an opposition for more reforms, construction and building. In some countries, oppositions form shadow governments to keep an open eye on their respective governments, like in the United Kingdom, for example. One here can't but to wonder whether Mr. David Cameron would allow the British opposition to declare a war of attrition against his own elected government and the British at large!

Unfortunately, the question of opposition isn't so far ripe enough in our beloved Syria. There are tens of oppositions; the majority of them base their opposition on their own selfish interests -mostly greedy personal ones- or on sectarian and narrow blind minded divisions and affiliations to foreigners. Thus, there are those who are remote-controlled and affiliated to France, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, US ..etc. here one would too wonder whether such oppositions are different from al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups, given the unlimited support, training, harboring and arming by the said countries. Thus, a case of two faces of the same coin exists! Hence the goal is but to oppose the mere existence of the integrated, united, sovereign and independent Syria, though they call themselves ''friends of Syria''! Consequently, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's recent statement  that '' it is Islamist groups that risk gaining ground'' is but the result for such reckless policy by these countries; and as to evade further deterioration, Fabius , contrary to what he desires, and all those dancing to his boring tunes, should refrain from pushing his noses in Syria's domestic affairs. Countries which send troops abroad to combat terrorists should neither support terrorists nor train, mushroom, harbor them as to slaughter the Syrians.

Other forms of opposition have their own contradictory statements, zigzag tactics; most of them wait in vigil for a change in the balance of power! The Syrian Arab Army military boots, recently filled with flowers and raised over heads, can surely give the answer.

The majority of the Syrians who defend their country and support their legitimate government ,institution, and whose main objectives are but stability, unity, security, welfare do meet other forms of the national Syrian opposition whether those represented in  the government, inside Syria, and some outside like the Chairman  of National Coordination Body abroad, Haitham Manaa with his strong rejection of foreign meddling in the Syrian internal affairs. Such oppositions stand against the destruction of their country, the slaughtering of the Syrians, they do oppose corruption, bribery, looting and every form of immorality. The role of the two prominent opposition figures inside the government is indeed vital and constructive in the interest of Syria and Syrians.

The bosom of Syria, the caring mother of every Syrian, is ,however, open for every Syrian, thanks to the big heart of President Bashar Al-Assad. All the Syrian citizens, who legally or illegally left their homeland because of the events, are urged to come back, instructions  were given that all  Syrian opposition forces abroad, who want to take part in the national dialogue,  are to enter Syria regardless of the documents, the  Higher Judiciary Council's has taken a decision to halt prosecutions against opposition political forces and figures who take part in the national dialogue.

Hopefully, such positive developments and the recently formed local committees for dialogue, not to mention the remarkable achievements by the heroes of the Syrian Army against the terrorists, would pave the way for emerging out victorious from the foreign tailored crisis imposed on Syria.

 Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim




Come to a Word that Is Equitable between Us and You




Syria's veteran Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, once more appealed to every Syrian to throw his/her hat in the ring as to build and immunize Syria against every disease. Those who were led astray from the right path of patriotism, nationalism, and did carry arms against their own Syrian brothers are urged to put down their arms and catch the train- temporarily disturbed by the ongoing crisis-  of Syria's reform, building, progress and modernization. Thus, Minister al-Moallem transparently echoed the same calls issued earlier  by almost every Syrian  official for all Syrians, innocent of shedding the Syrian blood, to take part and play constructive role in Syria's future.

Minister al-Moallem's Syrian Satellite TV interview yester evening was indeed comprehensive and explanatory for almost all of the Syrian diplomatic and political work since the start of the ongoing crisis in Syria. Assertion was laid on the importance of comprehensive national dialogue, political solution for the crisis based on partnership, sovereignty, independence, integrity and inadmissibility of foreign intervention in Syria's affair. The dirty destructive role by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, under the directives and leadership of the USA, was once more clarified as the so far insurmountable hurdle before the much-desired-by-the majority of the Syrians political solution for the crisis. The Syrians are adamant however about exerting the more of efforts for the political solution in Syria on the basis of Geneva Statement.

Minister al-Moallem underscored that the way out from the ongoing crisis is but through adherence to President Bashar Al-Assad's January 6th, 2013 landmark outlined basics: it is a 3-phased roadmap including in its first stage:  a  commitment by the concerned countries to halt the financing, arming and harboring of the armed men- mostly notorious al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists-, and then military operations are to be halted , reserving the right to respond when attacked , the finding of a mechanism to assert the commitment of all to this, especially the border control, and then the convening of the national conference for dialogue  with the participation of all forces which desire participation.

 The second phase of the roadmap is through a comprehensive national dialogue with a commitment to the sovereignty, unity and integrity of Syria, halting terrorism and violence. Such a national dialogue would present the constitutional system, issues and agreement on new laws for elections, which are to be put for popular referendum. An expanded government is to be assigned the role of implementing the said articles, the constitution is to be put to a popular referendum and then  new parliamentary elections are to be held.

A new government is to be formed during the third phase, where a national conference for reconciliation to be convened, general amnesty to be given, and rehabilitation of the infrastructure and reparation for the damaged are to be completed. Thus, Minister al-Moallem's interview deserves but a thorough reading and an accurate translation by the concerned as evade the more of the unbearable.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim




Anti-Syria Political Discourse




A simple analysis for the anti-Syria politicians' political discourse does reveal some peculiarities about the ongoing crisis in Syria. First, there is a strong indication that such a discourse is mainly written- dictated- by one-side, which is the USA. Thus, when a US official issues a statement regarding the crisis, parroting by anti-Syria politicians, not to mention their media outlets, start and continue for a long period of time; US State Departments' unbalanced , speedy and reckless comments on President Bashar Al-Assad's January 6th, 2013  landmark speech is a clear example.

Other common characteristics of such a discourse are related to the speech acts used in anti-Syria discourse; directives acts giving orders to the legitimate Syrian authorities to do so and so and not to do that and that. Almost all of the orders given aim but to undermine the Syrian Government and denying it from practicing the legitimate right to self-defence in the face of the armed terrorists, mainly supported and backed by the anti-Syria speakers themselves! Twisting of facts is clear in their discourse; double standards in tackling issues of international concern, particularly terrorism,  is clear. Thus, according to such a discourse, the heinous crimes, including torture, rape, looting, mutilation,  perpetrated by the armed groups is a ''revolution'', while the right to protect Syrians by the Syrian Arab Hero Army is even a massacre! Terrorist in Syria are described as ''rebels'', in Mali, Afghanistan, UK, are but 'terrorists!

The banners of human rights, sufferings, "numbered days", defections, the displaced and the like cram anti-Syria political discourse; the politicians often usurp the legitimate right of the Syrians to express themselves and voice their own concerns and preoccupations. Anti-Syria politicians talk on behalf of the Syrians as if they themselves were the Syrians; the recent statements by the Qatari FM are a clear flagrant meddling! But can the Qatari Emir cite but a name of a Qatari MP; of course not, because there is not even a Parliament in the newly born State of Qatar! The Qatari petrodollars are almost responsible for every Arab blood shed  during the so-called spring. Politicians like sultan Erdogn, Hollande, Cameron, who almost distanced themselves from their main task to serve their own countries and people, have been busying themselves, thanks to petrodollars and US dictations, with the smallest daily affairs of the Syrians. They have been parroting the same meaningless clichés. Knowingly or unknowingly, these politicians, not to mention the unjust sanctions imposed by their governments on the Syrians and Erdogan's robbery of the Syrian bread, diesel and means of livings, do deviate from the simplest political reason!

Further, some statements by anti-Syria Syrian opposition parrot the said clichés; but with a touch of arrogance, ignorance and self-deception. Thus, they reject dialogue, and even reality on the ground and insist upon the toppling of the regime, which actually means but the slaughter of the majority of the millions of the Syrians, who are themselves the regime itself. Syria  is built on plurality, institutions, and governing bodies. Ballot boxes, of which this very opposition is afraid, are the only means to change the status quo and not the bullets. Once more, such opposition is called upon to reconsider its stances and get involved on the Syrian ground through ballots and not bullets. If Syria and the Syrians are dear to you, as claimed by you, Syria and Syrians deserve life not death, progress not regress, construction and not destruction; stop your day-dreaming, renounce your discourse of sedition and hatred, and foreign intervention, and come to dialogue if you are interested. To oppose is a right, but to destroy and slaughter is a crime, isn't it!


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim