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More than 3 Million are Injured in Syria; A Comprehensive File; and A Mock Management

In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that nearly 3 million people in Syria are war-injured, and are suffering from disabilities at different levels. That is, nearly 15% of the population in Syria back then were living with the pain and the direct consequences of war on their bodies. The vast majority of them are forgotten, and they are not surrounded by any “special care” or compensation, not even by the cameras of international organizations.

Oil and Electricity; What is Said on Official Media vs. What Reality Says.

The production of electricity in Syria is becoming an important indicator of the level of economic deterioration. While those concerned with the energy sector (producing and generating oil and gas) talk about prospects for the future amidst deterioration, indicators related to the political economic structure of contracts and partnerships limit the serious possible improvement in the situation of electricity production.

Without Political Settlement; “No Economy” and “No Syria”.

The Syrian economic situation is controlled by politics with all its details and daily events, and it is shackled with high obstaces that can not be surpassed through half solutions but only through a comprehensive political settlement which reconstitutes the country, brings its parts together, and ends the dispersal of its people. All politically and economically active powers in the Syrian situation are clearly aware of this fact, whether those who want to invest in the reconstruction of Syria and its future or those who invest in its destruction today! Those powers of “investment’ are waiting until the nature and potential of upcoming partnerships - according to their perspective - appear. At this current phase, none of them is seriously seeking to take any step except to the extent that prevents a complete collapse and allows remaining at the edge of the abyss.

Bread and Energy; $3 Billion. Larger than the Remains of the State Apparatus.

Energy and Bread; there is perhaps nothing that intensifies the material and economic essentials of any social structure more than these two components. Bread is enough for survival, and energy is necessary for moving forward and for work. The abundance of these two components is the necessary and inadequate limit to guarantee economic, political, and social security. When the economic and political structure is “lenient” with bread and energy crises, then it is practically not looking for the essentials for survival or moving forward, and is indifferent about falling into the abyss.   

Which Type of Violence is the Most Dangerous in Syria Today?

Although ten years have passed, “violence” in its various forms is still the most prominent headline in describing what is happening against the Syrian people, though that violence has taken different forms during the past ten years, and it has been practiced by many sides. Violence has become one of the most important tools used and still being used by the various forces and sides to suppress the Syrian people and try to divide Syria geographically and humanly, and to reinforce and deepen that division with the aim of perpetuating and fixing it and thus deepening the crisis and striving to make it impossible to reach a comprehensive and implementable political solution.

As the forces, sides, and circumstances at all levels changed, the forms of violence also changed to ensure the ability of stakeholders to achieve their objectives and interests that contradict and go against the interests of the Syrian people.

When Will the US Lift its Sanctions on Syria?

We deal in this article with an aspect that we have not previously dealt with extensively within the discussion of US and Western sanctions on Syria. This aspect can be condensed by the question bearing the title of the article: When will the US lift its sanctions on Syria?

For whom does the Government rule? Between Parasites, Producers, and Millions.

The government has raised the prices of bread and medicines, and raised the pricing of imports: oils, poultry feed, powdered milk, and sugar. This was something expected and it will continue, as the government is managing the affairs of the most powerful: importers; as a vital area for the powers of influence and intrusion, and industrialists at a lower level; as they still have some significance. However, there are 15 million helpless human beings left outside of the government’s considerations. After all, the government rules in favour of the system, and the system only sees society according to how much money and power it has.