2254, the Sole and Mandatory Safe Exit
Two main issues occupied the first quarter of this year Syria-wise. The first is the collapse of the standard of living of Syrians in all regions of Syria, at an unprecedented level and speed over the past ten years. The second is the attempts to generalize the state of despair with the end of the fifth round of the Constitutional Committee without achieving any progress, and with complete clarity of the intentions of not wanting to make any progress.
These two issues coincided with a series of “creative” propositions that intersect in that they are outside UNSC Resolution 2254, including the talk about a so-called “military council”, in parallel and correlating with a wave of articles, “leaks”, and interpretations – in one word, with a wave of media hype about two issues: partition and “Normalization”.
We have repeatedly indicated that the deterioration of the economic situation due to the great corruption and the sanctions, in parallel with the perpetuation of the de facto partition by toying with the issue of the crossings and other matters, as well as spreading despair and exhaustion among the people, all of this is in the framework of attempts, the center of which we claim is the Zionist (though intersecting with Syrian thieves and warlords from all sides). The goal of this is to benefit quickly from a moment of extreme weakness that the Zionist knows, more than anyone else, will not last long.
The new proposals related to the political solution, a long look at which should be taken, are those proposals that talk about a new international working group and a “new international resolution”. Those behind the proposition claim that the intention is to bypass Resolution 2254.
What should be clear in this context is that in the event that any new international group is formed, and in the event that it pushes for any new international resolution, this will only be within the framework of affirming 2254 and creating concrete mechanisms for its implementation. This is due to two main factors:
First: From the point of view of the countries in the region directly concerned and affected by the Syrian issue, in addition to Russia and China, it is not in the interest of any of them to partition Syria, because this would mean not only the continuation of chaos, but also its re-ignition on larger scales. Such chaos is only primarily in the interest of Zionism, and secondarily in the American / Western interest. Bypassing Resolution 2254 at this moment is no longer required to just bypass change or the political solution. Rather, it is intended to override the unity of Syria itself as stipulated in the resolution, which has become one of its guarantees, in light of the dire reality that the country is experiencing at all levels.
Second: The issue of the Syrian people’s right to self-determination is the essence of Syrian sovereignty and the essence of Syria’s unity and territorial integrity. This means that preserving the unity of the country now passes exclusively through empowering Syrians to determine their own destiny, and implicitly freeing their throats from the control of extremists on all sides who, with the West and the Zionists, contribute to destroying Syrians and perpetuating the de facto partition.
Resolution 2254 was and remains the only mandatory way to save Syria and its people, and its implementation should be at the hands of Syrians and for their benefit. If there is a “new” international consensus on implementation, it will remain within the orbit of 2254. However, as we have repeatedly said, we cannot and should not wait for international consensus. Rather, patriotic Syrians must intensify their joint work to reach a Syrian consensus and impose an international consensus.