Franc's Uncalculated Risky Policy

 Franc's uncalculated risky policy regarding the crisis in Syria raises questions and doubts. It is incredible for a country like France to downgrade its international and political weight to a coalition of puppets, claiming it to be the representative for the Syrians! It is indeed incredible! One would wonder whether the petrodollars stand behind such a risky policy, as consequent revelations by western media earlier pointed fingers to the flow of such petrodollars to former French officials, including Chirac, Sarkozy and many other French politicians. Syria is no more under the French mandate, nor under the dictates of the French. The Syrians in millions are but Syrians inside their homeland governed by the their own government and have their own representatives and ambassadors.

It is indeed as Minister of Information Omran al-Zou'bi stated yesterday that the French adoption of the foreign-backed ignorant about Syria group would never add any added political value, since such a council is no more than a cloned copy of Istanbul Council, as far as its structure, political discourse, and supporting parties and establishments. Minister al-Zou'bi blasted Doha meeting, ''a political hallucination'', in earlier statements, as aiming at the "setting up a new formulation for the opposition to conspire against Syria accompanied by a media propaganda in a desperate attempt to undermine the morale of the Syrians who adhere to their homeland and the sovereignty of their decision,"  Minister al-Zou'bi reiterated that such a council would be treated similarly as Istanbul Council, as the Syrian leadership and state insist on dialogue between the political forces and the representatives of all spectra of the Syrian people; so that any upcoming government will be obliged to the outcome of this dialogue.''

The Doha Council is, as minister al-Zou'bi candidly stated, a 'declaration of war' on Syria, as long as it rejects dialogue, Geneva Statement, Kofi Annan's 6-point plan, and as long as it calls for military backing and continued smuggling of weapons, not to mention its calls for the more of ciaos, unrest, violence and killing in Syria.

The disfigured Council of Doha represents none of the millions of the Syrians, nor of the Syrians' mentality and thinking. Indeed it doesn't even represent itself but the countries which pre-paid for its members, most of them know nothing about Syria, apart from their place of birth. Thus, the foreign-backed opposition, mainly running after personal interests and fake promises, has lost its independent political will to its greedy sponsors and patrons, including the Qataris, Turkish, French and others! One would wonder about the utility or futility if to say of dialogue with those who already rejected dialogue, even though their dialogue and political discourse would be but about the dismembering and dividing the cake among their sponsors! Anyway, Minister al-Zou'bi underscored that "Dialogue with armed groups and terrorists is refused as dialogue is usually made with politicians and national political and social forces,"

The French Government is called upon once more to reconsider its anti-Syria policy and consider the voice of the majority of the Syrians. Better late than never, the majority still respects and highly appreciates France, and the friendly people of France.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim