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Our Hero Army: the Steel Shield (2)

The enemy's exploitation of "internal agents as a bridge to destabilize the homeland, undermine the citizens' safety and drain our economic and scientific capabilities with the aim of weakening us and preventing us from drawing up our future and improving our society to the level of the developed countries" have been foiled by the hero Syrian Army and citizens. The enemies who "wanted to prevent our people from their national decision" were indeed "surprised"  by the Syrian people who stood as one man against the enemies' conspiracies and schemes and did defeat them.

The Syrian hero Army, as H.E. President Al-Assad outlined on the 66th Anniversary of the Syrian Army foundation Day, August 1, 2011, was since its inception, the  model of commitment to the nation's causes and a defender of its rights, proving to be an impregnable fortress foiling the dreams and suspect plans of enemies, allowing Syria to remain a role model of national unity, amity, fraternity and coexistence.

 "Syria is used to creating victories and defeating the enemies of the country and nation… today we are more determined to follow the course of dignity with sure steps based on personal abilities… it knows how to do it to add  new victories and leave warmongers and blood merchants to taste the bitterness of defeat and disappointment," President Al-Assad said.

 "This vicious attack won't fare any better than the previous ones… all of Syria's honest people are confident that we will emerge from the crisis more powerful, more present and more effective regionally and internationally," President Al-Assad said, stressing that the Syrian hero Army has proved its loyalty to its people, country and creed, and that its efforts and sacrifices will be admired, as they have succeeded in foiling the enemies of the country and ending sedition, preserving Syria.

 "We will remain free in our national decision-making and sovereign in our international relations and our resistant course to achieve just and comprehensive peace according to international legitimacy resolutions that stipulate for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Arab land up to the June 4th 1967 line… those who bet on other than that are delusional… hardships make us more resilient, conspiracies make us stronger, and pressure causes it to adhere more to our standards and rights that cannot be liquidated or marginalized," Syria is to ever remain a symbol of amity, peace, security, safety and stability that preserves the dignity of the state and the dignity of citizens.

I, like many other Syrian men, women, elderly and children, have shed bitter tears because of the barbaric cannibalistic crimes perpetrated by al-Qaeda affiliates against some of our hero Army members, who have been groomed for the big battle as to liberate the occupied territories; these very tears, mixed with the sacred blood of our martyrs, do illuminate the bright future of tomorrow, where no terrorists would remain in the cradle of every civilization.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Our Hero Army: the Steel Shield (1)

An Army in need is the Syrian Arab Army indeed. The Syrian hero army has been waging the battle of defense against the terrorists who were dispatched to Syria from more than 40 countries worldwide. The Syrian hero Army, one of the main pillars of Syria's honor, dignity, pride and Resistance, has shouldered its responsibility courageously, firmly, and steadfastly.

Among the main hurdles which to some extent slowed the Syrian Army actions on the ground as to purge Syria from al-Qaeda affiliates was the coward tactics used by the hired killers, who used to hide themselves among civilians. Thus, the sacred task and duty were not only to liquidate terrorists, but further to carefully protect the civilians and evade destruction of private and public properties and infrastructure . Such a combat against terrorists played in some places to the terrorists side, leading to the martyrdom of scores of our hero Army members.

The Syrian hero Army, as Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stated recently, is  fighting in defense of the State and the building of the homeland, but not for authority. The terrorists and their sponsors and backers believe that they can frighten the Syrians through their heinous and brutal crimes against innocent civilians and members of the Army, but in vain. Day by day, the majority of the Syrians do feel themselves but as members of their own hero Army, composed of every Syrian family, piece of land, and blood.

All of the sinister bids as to blunder and bedevil the steadfast Syrian Army have failed, because it is but the Army of every Syrian. We are all but one soldier  in the defense of our homeland. Does a nation with no army to defend it worth life? Here is Syria of defense, resistance, Maysaloun, October liberation. This is the country which takes pride in its martyrs and honors them as the most noble and generous among all. Yes, the majority has been shocked and bereaved by the brutal and cannibalistic terrorist acts against some of our noble martyrs; the majority is, however, more determined than ever to pursue the way of martyrdom until the purging of Syria from each and every terrorist in every corner of Syria's sacred territories.

The Syrian hero Army personnel have indeed, as H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad, Commander -in-Chief of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces stated on the 67 anniversary of the Army Foundation Day, August 1, 2012, written the "greatest epic of heroism and pride and proved through facing the war waged against our country and confronting the criminal terrorist gangs" as they are "entrusted with the values of our people to whom you belong and faithful to their history and civilization" and as representing "the aspiration of our people in defending their dignity and honor and restoring stability and security of the homeland due to your determination to implement your sacred duty towards the homeland,"

Indeed, every Syrian does derive his/her strength from our soldiers as they are the men who devoted themselves to defend the country by land, sea and air.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

US Hindering of Peace Chances in Syria

The ongoing crisis in Syria seems to be an international arm twisting among several world powers. Apart from its geographic location, the crisis seems to have a  geography stretching to cover almost more than half of the world map! The anti-Syrians governments starting from the ewes among Arabs, including the neighbors, EU countries, and the USA are adamant on inflaming and aggravating the crisis. One of the major instigators and trouble makers is the USA with its sword rattling, sticks and continued support to al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.

The recent scenarios and revelations regarding a possible US intervention in Syria are indeed horrible and frightening; but not to the majority of the Syrians who have nothing more to lose. Standing firm and united in the face of the world terrorist war against the Syrians for more than 2 years and a half is the victory itself. They are destructive scenarios for the entire Middle East, if not the whole world. The US adventurous and reckless waves of craziness in Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world have inflicted irreparable damage on all, and on the US itself, before others.

If the US and its proxies haven't learned so far by their failures, they should be prepared for the more of humiliations and defeats. It isn't the military force which can only achieve victory in the global village of today.

Here comes, the recent statement by the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry that Washington's decision to arm the terrorist groups in Syria does confirm the US role in inflaming the crisis in Syria, in sharp contradiction with the US claims regarding the finding of  a political solution to the crisis through holding the international conference on Syrian in Geneva.

The real American intentions aim but at escalating violence and terrorism in Syria to destabilize the entire region: "Since the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, the United States hasn't stopped to arm terrorists and support their criminal acts against the Syrian people and against the Syrian State infrastructure."

Furthermore, Russia's veteran Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, stated that the United States’ plans to conduct strikes on Syrian territory conflict with agreements between Moscow and Washington on the convocation of Geneva 2, blasting the US hindering of peace chances  in Syria by pressing ahead with plans to arm foreign-backed terrorists.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Terrorists and Extremists Should be Expelled

The Syrian deputy premier, Qadri Jamil's yesterday visit to Moscow and the talks held with Russian officials, particularly with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergie Lavrov, are indeed fruitful and constructive, as the talks covered scores of economic, financial and political topics.

The talks underscored the dire need for a political solution to the crisis in Syria as Minister Lavrov outlined: "There is no military solution to the Syrian problem. We'd like all parties involved in the conflict to know about it. We continue to meet with the government and all opposition groups and convince them to accept the Russian-American initiative on the convocation of the Geneva-2 conference as soon as possible without any preconditions."

Minister Lavrov pointed out that the majority of the opposition groups, including the National Coalition, was resistant to a political solution, while the  Syrian government is open for the dialogue with the opposition," Thus, the said opposition groups not only reject political solution, but, at the orders of anti-Syrians countries,  and on a daily basis spread horror, and terror in many parts of Syria.

The Russian Minister, however, reminded these groups and their supporters that the goal agreed upon at a meeting of the Group of Eight major economies last month was but to expel the "terrorists and extremists" as one of the main points of the proposed Geneva 2  conference. "We believe that this task should be one of the points of the international conference," Lavrov said.

Another important aspect of Mr. Jamil's talks is his focus at the western negative role in causing and prolonging the suffering of the Syrians. The deputy Premier held the West the main responsibility for the siege imposed on the Syrians; the West is indeed the perpetrator of the ongoing suffering of the Syrian people.

Actually such a sane and balanced Russian stance in commitment to the principles of international law, sovereignty, and legitimacy would pave the way and lead to a political settlement of the crisis. Fluctuating, biased  and  contradictory stances by the West, particularly by UK, France, and the USA, are indeed the main obstacle hindering the aspired to political settlement. 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

Sharp Contradictions!

A thorough objective follow up of the ongoing events in Syria would without fail lead to a conclusion that the crisis is indeed caused by foreign meddling, starting from the neighboring countries passing through the ewes among Arab, particularly from the Gulf,  reaching to the USA, and some EU countries.

Most astonishing are the contradictions in the words and deeds  of these anti-Syrians. They claim to care about the Syrian, and at the same time block any window of opportunity as to end the crisis politically!  The governments of these countries are adamant on arming, hosting, training and dispatching their hired killers and terrorists to kill the more of Syrians. They shed crocodile tears for the Syrians' sufferings, caused only by their unjustified support to terrorists, sanctions and economic pressures on the Syrians. They acknowledge the risks of their masterminded terrorism spillover to their own courtyards; but provide the more of every support to these al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists!

Two striking examples of sharp contradictions between deeds and words are, for example,  those related to some French and British officials'. When the officials of France and Britain sword-rattle, they do acknowledge and warn against terrorism spillover from Syria. Here comes the recent press revelations by Manuel Valls, the French Interior Minister, that French nationals are fighting with armed terrorist groups in Syria, warning that these French would be but the enemies for France once they return home. Valls disclosed that the French Intelligence agencies are keeping close eyes on some of the French nationals who have fought in Syria and returned to France

Meantime, the British Times warned against risks of an attack on Britain by a terrorist radicalized in Syria as  regarded as one of the top threats by British intelligence.

The times disclosed that Britons are travelling overseas to teach terrorists media skills and to help them to identify targets to attack in the U.K., quoting reliable British sources as saying that  in 2012 Syria became a highly attractive destination for UK extremists.

These fighters can help terrorist groups develop their external attack capability by providing links with extremist networks in the U.K. and may also have specialist scientific and IT skills that can help increase the capability of overseas terror groups, added the Times!


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim