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Syrian MP to ST: There is no other choice but to launch a large-scale operation to liberate Idleb from terrorists

The Syrian Member of Parliament Safwan Qurabi has underscored that Idleb file represents a mixture between warfare and policy and it could be called a ‘postponed battle’- from a military perspective, but it is هinevitable.

He told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that it is difficult to liberate through policy a large area that includes different groups of terrorists, who have been military and intellectually prepared by the intelligence agencies of Syria’s enemies.

British analyst to ST: Meticulous enforcement of the siege of Syria constitutes a crime against humanity

British political analyst Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos has asserted that the British are aiming to continue the West's war on Syria through their “meticulous enforcement of the siege of Syria”, which, he contends, constitutes a crime against humanity.

Dr Papadopoulos told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that: “The UK Government has been rigorous in enforcing the siege on Syria and its people, while, simultaneously, the British authorities have played an instrumental role in facilitating the arrival of jihadists, including British ones, and weapons to Syria in order to wage a merciless war against the Syrian people.” 

"Through their meticulous enforcement of the siege of Syria, which, incidentally, constitutes a crime against humanity, the British are aiming to continue the West's war on Syria, limit the capacity of the Syrian military to liberate Idlib from pro-Western terrorist forces which are currently occupying this region, and restrict the ability of the Syrian economy to recover from the dire effects of the war so as to keep Syria vulnerable to the malicious ambitions of the West and its regional allies, such as Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia", Dr. Papadopoulos added.

Dr. Ibrahim Alloush to ST: Israel’s repeated missile attacks against Syria are an attempt to compensate for its strategic weakness

Since the beginning of this year [2019], the Zionist enemy [Israel] has carried out 14 terroristic missile attacks against several areas in Damascus, Damascus’s countryside, Homs, Quneitra, Daraa and Hama as a result of which many persons were martyred and dozens were wounded, according to the news published by the Syrian News Agency in this regard.

The news also affirmed that the terroristic missile attacks were countered by Syrian Air Defenses that downed most of the missiles before reaching their goals.

Why Wars Fail to Bring Peace?

War, the word itself is negative. All its course of action performed to win is disastrous. War is a total destructive, it has never been a productive. It brings misery, death, and destruction to everything. War starts when diplomacy fails. War is not a solution but peace is. War is not a solution to resolve any issues either small or a big one. It ruins lives, destroys the billions’ worth infrastructure, and makes lives miserable.

The root cause is ego, aggression, anger and hostility. The problem mainly, we are facing today in society is violence between man to man and countries because they all need is high position that means they should be in high standards and suppress the weak or poor people so any problem war is not the problem we should over come through better ideas of peace.

Going by world history, war isn’t known as a solution but rather it expands issues. Look at the Second World War. The war was started to solve the problems like racism, expansionism, nationalism, militarism and anti-communism, but later it caused a lot more trouble afterwards. Cold War, anti-colonialism, collapsing economies, whole countries left in ruins and other complex issues by which human race is still suffering from.  

During the World War II America used nuclear weapons against Japan consequently thousands of people died in brutal death. Japan suffers loss of lives and America had economic loss of nuclear weapons. Thus, both suffered in some other way and this act didn’t come to any solution. 

Moving forward, let’s have a look at the world. We live in 21st century. Everything is so advanced; we are coming up with so many advancements in almost every walk of life. We are progressing toward making human living possible on earth to reduce some burden from this world. We are having new discoveries, inventions, and innovations in different walks of life.

War creates destruction but solves no problem. Even after war, there has to be a dialogue. So, have dialogue without a war. Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems. The solution to all these conflicts is the negotiation, dialogue and peace- full talks, understanding and patience.

The violence of war is life threatening which can never resolve any dispute. Both the parties practicing war ends in social and economic loss. If a war breaks out then it will affect the countries in the worst way possible. War creates more questions than solutions. War is destruction and there is no way around that. It would result in devastating human and environmental consequences, and set a dangerous precedent.

Peace is the real solution to a conflict because when war ends, peace treaty is signed between warring factions and peace prevails. War is the science of "destruction" The one involved in war only end up in loss of lives socially and economically therefore, the peaceful talks would be more beneficial to solve the disputes.

The world would be so much better if the entire human race worked to solve its problems though dialogue. War is obviously not a solution because it only leads to trouble and chaos. The only remedy to this problem is negotiation and peaceful constructive dialogue. It is imperative to know that dialogue is important and knowledge is power. War has never done anyone any good, and history is the witness to this fact. War is not the solution; dialogue between the two countries is the only solution.


Dr. Meraj Ahmad Meraj

Assistant Professor

Department of Arabic, Aliah University, Kolkata

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International criminal lawyer to ST: Israel's aggressions are provocations against Syria's allies on behalf of the US

Last Wednesday, Syrian Air Defenses thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Tal al-Harra in the south of Syria ten days after confronting Israeli missile attack on some sites in southwestern Damascus and Quneitra.

These two recent attacks were preceded by many attacks on sites in Hama, Homs, Damascus and Damascus countryside.. What are the goals of these attacks? And what is the punishment for such aggressions?

The Syriatimes e-neswspaper sent these two questions to the international criminal lawyer Christopher C. Black in Canada to answer them.