Return of Syria!
The turning that are being made by a group of Arab countries, in its deep essence, reflects a number of key facts, which can be summed up as follows:
Firstly, this turning is a clear expression of the end of the Western dictatorial and guardianship age which is hostile to the right of peoples to self-determination.
Secondly, this shift confirms that the countries that have slipped towards extremist positions against Syria, pushed by their Western allies, have begun to learn the most important historical lesson: that their allies are looking for their own interests, not for the interests of these former countries, and they are ready to abandon them at any moment when the balance of power is compromised.
Thirdly, the Arab world to which Syria will return will not be the same world that Syria has been excluded from. Different regional systems throughout the world are living now in a period of compulsory adjustment with the new international balance. They should adapt otherwise they will evaporate.
Fourthly, the next step that should be taken now is to lift Western sanctions on Syria.
In the face of these facts, the extremists on both sides of the Syrian crisis, and in a perfect match in the outcome of their positions, as usual, boast extremist and provocative statements and comments, both those that say that "normalization with a criminal regime is not allowed," or that "return of relations with those who shed Syrian blood is not welcomed at all". The rhetoric of the extremists on both sides says: The regional situation must continue to be in severe crisis, and we should preserve Syria's position away from the Arab environment... At the heart of the matter, the extremists do not welcome any positive development that weakens the Western dominion and the dependent political-economic structure, which the West has consolidated in the League of Arab States, as well as in each individual Arab state. As we indicated above: the Arab world to which Syria will return will not be the same world that Syria has been excluded from. The return of Syria will be the necessary signal for the start of a profound transformation that will encompass the system as a whole and parts.
The return of relations with the Arab world should be understood as a step towards the restoration of Syria, not only for its sovereignty but also for its historic regional role hostile to the Western-Zionist system. Those who attack this return must pay careful attention to the meanings and ends behind what their tongues are uttering!
Kassioun Editorial, Issue No 894, December 31, 2018