Kassioun Editorial 1030: Destined to Victory!

Kassioun Editorial 1030: Destined to Victory!

If there is a victory worth being called a victory in Syria, it is the imminent one, because the current “victories” claimed by the extremists from the regime and opposition are those of their selfish and narrow interests, they are neither victories for Syria nor the Syrian people. Instead, they are the extremists’ victories in that they were able – thus far – to stay in their positions of economic plundering and political sabotage, at the expense of Syrians, their lives, and their growing and aggravating suffering. For this very reason, they are “victories” of the type that will soon vanish.

The victory for which Syrians are waiting and seeking is no longer confined to ending a partial crisis here or there, sometimes related to their security and other times to their livelihood. Rather, the awaited victory has become an integrated basket that includes stopping the collapse, stopping the state of de facto partition, and ending foreign presence on Syrian territory. This victory also includes achieving a radical comprehensive socioeconomic and political change of a rotten system whose continuation has become equivalent not only to the continuation of the crisis, but also equivalent to putting the country and its population on the path of mass destruction.
Syrians’ confusion between hope of getting out of the disaster and effectuating change, and between frustration, has its objective reasons that can be summed up by the fact that making progress towards the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254 passes through a rocky path: one step back and two steps forward. With the step back comes frustration, and with the two steps forward comes hope. However, even this hope comes with caution because the people’s living situation is moving differently: one step back and then two steps back, then ten steps back and so on, which is what overshadows any progress in the maturation of the conditions for a solution and change as long as the fruits of this progress are not yet tangible.
The fact of the matter is that the radical changes in a country like Syria, and within the specificity of its power structure and its geopolitical position, are changes that come after huge accumulations. Additionally, and as a result of the state of frustration and despair that is being spread around politically and in the media, the changes will come somewhat as a surprise for many, though the conditions therefor have reached a great deal of accumulation. Perhaps the most prominent of these conditions, starting from the outside to the inside, are the following:
- The American retreat in particular and Western retreat in general, as the West is the main supporter of the continuation of the creative chaos in Syria, and the continuation of the de facto partition, and implicitly for the controlling forces in the various Syrian regions to continue as is, because this is the best recipe towards a comprehensive collapse.
- Within the forced US withdrawals, the possibilities of consensus among the forces wanting a political solution, at the international, regional, and Syrian levels, are expanding rapidly.
- The deepening of regional understandings, especially through the Astana framework, and in a direction opposite to the will of the West.
- The transformation of the prevailing political system in the country into a system of only control and corruption. The state apparatus in general has two functions, one of which is repression and the other is regulation and administration, and when the apparatus loses the function of regulation and administration and implicitly things like electricity, water, food, medicine, etc., it turns into an absolute burden on society.
The new international balance and Syrians’ will, as well as history, all say that the Syrian people are destined to victory, and they have no other choice but victory. This victory is represented by a comprehensive radical change for which 2254 is the door to reach a new system for a unified Syria, in which the Syrian people live a dignified life on their land and the land of their ancestors.
The Syrian people are not only destined by the hope for a political solution, but are also destined to victory through the implementation of that solution, which is what will happen, and objectively it is not possible to postpone it any longer.

(arabic version)

Last modified on Sunday, 08 August 2021 20:12
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