Sep 29 2012
By Fatih Abdulsalam
Azzaman, September 29, 2012
The peaceful struggle for freedom in Syria has turnd into full-scale war. This has become a big headline and there is no one who could ever challenge it or hide it including the regime in Syria itself.
Alongside this war, battles by intelligence agencies, weapons traders, battles launched specifically for internal liquidation purposes, battles waged on behalf of Arab countries and battles pitting Syrian minorities against each other are going on unabated to divide Syria and transform its crisis into regional war.
The regime in Syria was capable of dealing with the crisis if it initially did not resort to security measures and reject reform and as a result the regime’s whole structure and set-up is now under threat.
The guns of the war in Syria will become silent one day as is the case with all wars, whether internal or external. The Syrians now wonder what will remain of their country when the crisis is settled.
What is tragic about the situation in Syria is the fact that nobody cares about what is happening although the scenes in the streets of Aleppo or Homs are a vivid reminder of European cities during World War ll.
The ongoing military operations, experts say, tell that a decisive victory by any of the worrying parties is almost impossible.
The battles that are coming for the control of portions of this city or that will be a reason for more destruction as the regular armed forces are bombing neighborhoods with heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery, helicopter gunships and warplanes.
Under such circumstances, it is hard to believe whether U.N. envoy Lakhdar Ibrahim will ever have the chance of achieving a truce or even brining the parties to the negotiating table.
Probably he may no longer need to visit Damascus.
The envoy should spend longer time in the capitals of Turkey, Iran, oil-rich Arab Gulf States and Egypt where different recipes are being cooked for Syria and its people.
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