The Putin-Biden Summit and the Syrian Opposition
Talk about the Putin-Biden summit, which will be held on the 16th of this month in Geneva, occupies the top place in the various current political discussions. This is not surprising, especially when it comes to hot clashing points, as is the case in Syria.
We will not dive deeply into trying to predict what this summit might produce with regard to the Syrian crisis, but we will discuss in general the two logical outcomes, one of which could occur.
If an agreement is reached between the two sides, the political solution process to implement UNSC Resolution 2254 will receive additional resolve and a great push that necessarily requires being matched in the internal Syrian sense. This primarily means that the Syrian opposition must reconsider its composition and structures so that it is ready to confront the regime as a negotiating side. Such a thing cannot be achieved without unifying the positions of the patriotic democratic opposition forces, and without weakening and isolating that portion of the opposition, which is characterized by its subservient and non-independent nature, whether it is affiliated with the outside or to the “inside”, and which for the past few years has played the role of a servant for anyone who does not want to end the crisis, including the extremists within regime.
In the event that no agreement is reached on Syria between the Russian and American sides during the upcoming summit, the same task will become more urgent, because failure of the international condition to push for a solution requires an even greater internal determination on the part of patriotic Syrians in the opposition, by isolating the various suspicious forces, and hastening to reorganize the ranks in order to have the necessary pressure to extract a political solution from the extremists within the regime. What will certainly help in this is expanding the rapprochements among the patriotic Syrians from the various sides, who are striving towards a solution and towards extricating the country from its crisis and protecting it from partition.
The tangible trend of the development of matters inside Syria proves day after day that the Western powers in general, and the American and Zionist in particular, and in an intersection of interests with the forces of great corruption and plundering within the regime and the opposition, all seek not only to maintain the status quo as is, but to aggravate it further and push it towards the end “desired” by them. That is, to push the situation towards complete collapse that will lead to fragmentation and a new explosion that is more dangerous and catastrophic than everything that has happened so far. Such an “explosion” is perhaps the best exit plan from the US point of view.
For all these reasons, seriously pushing for firmer cooperation among patriotic Syrians, to restructure the opposition to allow it to perform the task entrusted to it, is a matter that cannot be postponed, and a necessary step to reach the full implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254, which means opening the door for a comprehensive radical change, and the realization of the right of the Syrian people to self-determination. Perhaps before that: the reunification of the Syrian people and territories.