National Reconciliation… How?

National Reconciliation… How?

The narrow-mindedness of some suggests that merely ending foreign presence in Syria and unifying it geographically under one authority is sufficient for ensuring the continuation of its geopolitical presence and unity.

Undoubtedly, uniting Syria geographically and ridding it of foreign presence is an indispensable part of restoring its unity, and this is not possible without a comprehensive political solution based on the full implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254. Whoever is still dreaming of anything else is delusional.
What should be given great attention, is not only the necessary struggle against the de facto division that currently exists within the geographical coordinates, the attempts of the West and the Zionists to perpetuate it, and the support this partition plan gets from the extremists from the Syrian sides, but there should also be work to address the human factor of the partition process, which divides Syrians into millions against millions, between “good” and “bad”, “patriots” and “traitors”, etc.
If restoring the country to being unified in the political sense and free of foreign presence is not immediately available, then working to keep Syrians connected to each other and to their country is an essential and indispensable component of defending the unity and continuity of Syria.
The deep and catastrophic crises that divide a people vertically between millions on this side and millions on the opposite side, cannot end with a victory of one of the sides. Anyone who is delusional and envisions a victory of this kind clearly displays that he is practically with the partition plan, whatever his intentions may be.
National crises, with the depth of the crisis that Syria has gone through, require foresight, wisdom, great receptiveness, and a high sense of national responsibility -- things that the extremists from the Syrian sides clearly do not possess at all, with their narrow selfish interests, and their limited and trivial ambitions.
Preserving Syria’s unity requires working in parallel to restore the unity of its territory and its people.
Restoring the unity of the Syrian people necessarily passes through a definitive break with the false dichotomies that have divided Syrians over the past years, and through the endorsement of the true duality that the extremists are constantly trying to hide: the plunderers and the plundered.
The plundered are the overwhelming majority, who are also the repressed majority of the Syrian people, and they are present all over Syria and in asylum countries. These Syrians are nominally divided based on being opponents and loyalists, along nationality lines, sects, and so on.
The plunderers are the plundering and influential small minority within the regime and the opposition alike, and they are also the nucleus of what we call extremists on both sides. Those have no problem in a distribution of wealth that is hostile to the interests of the vast majority of Syrians (we can discern this from their behavior in the areas under their control and from their declared programs). The problem for them is who gets to plunder, and their struggle is limited to who is “the rightful owner” of plundering the Syrian people.
In view of the extremists’ disregard for the country’s unity and their detachment from reality, patriotic Syrians from all sides must intensify their joint action and increase their organization to the maximum limits, to work against the attempts to deepen the enmities and divisions among the plundered Syrians. Patriotic Syrians from all sides must push together towards the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254, towards a political solution based on which the majority of Syrians -- the majority that is plundered, oppressed, and repressed -- will prevail, reconcile among themselves, heal their wounds, and transcend many things that happened in the past, in order to be able to unite in the face of their plunderers, who are mainly responsible for drowning this majority in blood and suffering. This majority of Syrians is the only guarantee for Syria’s unity, and has the most interest in a united Syria.

Last modified on Sunday, 30 May 2021 22:01
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