The new independence of Syria: Fight against terrorism | In deep
76 years ago, the Syrian people achieved the long-awaited independence that was taken from them by foreign powers that decided to divide the world as they pleased. The same countries that currently seek to resubmit that Arab country to seize and control its natural resources.
At the end of the First World War, as a result of the Sykes-Picot agreement, France and the United Kingdom divided Greater Syria into Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan, territories over which they exercised their control. After four centuries under Turkish-Ottoman rule throughout the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, in this territorial distribution, remains under French jurisdiction, a situation of colonialism that its people never accepted.
On July 14, 1920, the French Army demanded that King Faisal recognize France’s rule over Syria. Three days later, the monarch accepted the demand despite the fact that the Syrian people considered it an offense against his dignity. The then defense minister, Yuzuf al-Asma, decided to resist. More than 3,000 Syrians decided to defend their homeland. Despite the bravery with which they faced the invading troops during the Battle of Maysalun, they were unable to prevent the more numerous and better armed French from entering Damascus.
Perseverance in achieving the definitive victory over the French occupier was rewarded with the departure of the French troops on April 17, 1946 from Syrian territory. After 74 years, that Arab people continues its fight, this time against terrorism and the troops of the United States (USA), who are trying to take away a legacy of dignity and patriotism.
The Arab spring: a perfect match
In January 2011, in various countries of the Middle East, alleged spontaneous popular movements were generated against different governments in the region, behind which the presence of Western powers such as the US and France could be noted.
The French journalist and intellectual Thierry Meyssan assures that he consulted a report detailing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) had organized a meeting in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, to start the Arab spring in Libya and Syria. According to the report, then US Senator John McCain had presided over that meeting.
In February 2011, Syria was still the same peaceful and prosperous country in the Arab region, enjoying valuable natural resources, including oil. However, the social network Facebook stood as the ideal vehicle to try to promote a civil confrontation in the country. The page The Syrian Revolution 2011 called for the “day of anger” for February 4.
The Qatari television station Al-Jazzera gave voice to an invitation that did not find the desired effects, for which it criticized such silence and attacked the Syrian Government. Subsequently, several violent events took place in isolated parts of the country, of which terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (Daesh, for its acronym in Arabic), the Al-Nusra Front (linked to Al-Qaeda) and an international coalition made up of The USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, as well as some NATO countries, used to justify, during these nine years, the illegal occupation of Syrian territories with the consequent high economic and humanitarian cost for that people.
The “rebels” and the coalition: soldiers of democracy?
International public opinion, in favor of US interventionist policies, baptized those who were fighting against the Syrian president, Bashar Al-Assad, as “rebels”, those who, with the support of the US and regional powers, such as Saudi Arabia , took up arms on March 15, 2011 to recall the president.
Half of the population, some 11 million 600,000 people, including women and children, are the main affected by the constant military actions that have forced them to move to other territories or take refuge in other countries. According to reports from the United Nations (UN), the war in Syria has left more than 250,000 dead, as well as extensive damage to the country’s infrastructure and economy, which will take nearly 30 years to recover.
International human rights organizations affirm that the forces in conflict against the Syrian Government under a false curtain of fighting terrorism, have committed flagrant violations against the native population, have destroyed and looted much of their cultural heritage and seized the centers oil tankers from northern Syria, thanks to the collaboration of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the US.
The media: “army” opposed to President Al-Assad
The Information Minister, Imad Abdullah Sara, has reiterated on several occasions that the media campaigns against his country were directed through mercenaries, from the centers of power of various states such as the US, France, the United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar , Saudi Arabia, Turkey, among others.
Components of “the dirty war used the media as an essential platform for its application in order to exterminate the citizen’s conscience, strike at their identity and target national unity and state institutions,” said the Syrian leader.
“We were struck by the intense contacts between US politicians and the dominated organization of the White Helmets” they mentioned pic.twitter.com/nj4hcuk3es
– teleSUR TV (@teleSURtv)
March 20, 2020
The Ecuadorian journalist Dax Toscano has explained that the Western media opposed to the Syrian government have supported the “alleged use of chemical weapons against the population by the government of Bashar al-Assad, information released based on data provided by the government American, never subjected to contrast and verification”.
Wide coverage received the organization created by the former British Army officer, James Le Mesurier, known as the “White Helmets”, which, according to the journalist, “carry out rescue operations set up on purpose, with stagings fabricating false positives, in the same place where the Takfiri gangs carry out their actions. With this, an opinion matrix condemning the Syrian government is generated, justifying retaliatory actions”.
Syria, its allies and the recovered territories
Together with the Syrian Arab Army, military forces from Russia, Lebanon and Iran, they fight true terrorism and contribute to the recovery of a country devastated by almost ten years of bloody and systematic war.
The Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, in 2017 pointed out that some 503,223 square kilometers of Syrian territory that was dominated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State is now in the hands of government forces, which left the terrorist group with control of only 5 percent of the Arab country. Since 2015, the Russian army had destroyed 984 training camps, 666 ammunition factories and workshops, and 1,500 units of terrorists’ war material.
In March 2019, the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Parties to the Conflict in Syria, Major General Victor Kupchishin, explained that his institution had contributed to the restoration of 31,300 houses, 823 schools and 142 medical centers, in addition to repairing almost 1,000 kilometers of roads. They also delivered a total of 500 food packages in Al Quneitra (southwest) and Hama (center) provinces.
The last bastions of terrorism in Syria are the regions of Idlib (northwest) and Aleppo (northwest), in which the Army General Staff and the Armed Forces of the Arab country have seized from the terrorists, since January 2020, more than 600 square kilometers, including towns and cities. The most recent victories over the Al-Nusra Front also constitute a significant blow to Turkey and its strategy in the area, after the October 22, 2019 invasion of Syrian territory, using the argument of guaranteeing its border security against the Kurdish militias.
On March 5, Russia and Turkey signed an agreement that provides a negotiated solution to the conflict in the Idlib governorate, in northwestern Syria. However, the terrorist groups that still persist in the area have found the sovereign response of the Syrian Army, when on April 13 they decided to violate the ceasefire.
The people of Syria also contribute and contribute to the peace of their country. In September 2019, 827 innovators from that country presented their projects for the reconstruction of the country, as well as for the economic, scientific, industrial and agricultural development of the Arab nation. Prosthesis projects, the use of renewable energies to mitigate the United States blockade of petroleum derivatives, and the recycling of war debris for construction materials, are some of the theses defended by the Syrian inventors who also defend their flag and the country conquered in 1946.