Kassioun Editorial 1034: NO to All Forms of Displacement

Kassioun Editorial 1034: NO to All Forms of Displacement

The crisis in its newest side in the Syrian governorate of Daraa is still ongoing, with no solutions. This crisis in itself has become additional evidence, not of a situation specific to one part of Syria, but to the overall Syrian situation for years. The situation is intensifying in that every new crisis that emerges – starting with the chronic living crises in the various forms, to security, political, and social crises – gets added to the preceding crises and remains unresolved, even increasing in severity as time passes.

This chronic state of crisis, which is multifaceted and has various aspects and dimensions, reaffirms a fact that preceded even 2011, which is that the old political space – including the structures of the existing regime – has become outdated relative to the requirements of today’s reality, and is no longer capable of producing solutions to the deep problems of society, both small and large.
This, in turn, also reaffirms that the issue of taking Syria out of its newest catastrophic crisis, and its accumulated crises, is no longer possible in any way, through patchwork reforms here and there (not to mention that this type of patchwork is not even being done anymore). Coming out of the crisis now requires the creation of a new political space, and a comprehensive socioeconomic and political change.
The path to this change, in light of the situation of de facto division and the international and regional interlinking, and in light of the presence of foreign forces (with their varying roles) in Syria, now passes exclusively through a comprehensive political solution that reunites the Syrian people and Syrian territories, and lays the foundation for all foreign forces exiting with the beginning of the solution, the first of which are the Zionist occupation forces.
Going back to Daraa, during the last few days, there has been talk about the possibility of mass displacement of the residents of Daraa al-Balad as a “solution” to the newest crisis!
A displacement of this kind will only be yet another crisis to be added to the existing pile of crises. Moreover, it will effectively directly sabotage the general movement towards achieving the necessary understandings to start a political solution in the country through the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254, and it will also directly sabotage what the Astana track has been able to accomplish so far.
The intersection of the extremists’ wishes is no longer something new. However, partially fulfilling those wishes in the past was not the result of the intersection of these wishes, but rather the result of a particular international circumstance and particular tasks that had to be accomplished at an earlier stage within the general framework to prevent the collapse of the state apparatus, and not the regime. Today, we are in a completely different circumstance, and searching for military solutions to the accumulated crises has become something that would deepen them and an existential threat to the entire country.
The people of Daraa have the right to remain in their homes, and the Syrian and international political parties owe it to them to help stop their suffering and reach temporary solutions that will keep them in their homes with dignity and honor. That is until a comprehensive solution through UNSC Resolution 2254 begins. The main function of the Resolution is not only to restore unity of Syria and Syrians and expel foreign powers therefrom, but also to secure the suitable conditions not for a new displacement to take place, but those who have been previously displaced to return, as well as to launch the well-deserved comprehensive radical change process, which alone can guarantee the preservation of Syria’s unity and the dignity of its people.

(Arabic version)

Last modified on Sunday, 05 September 2021 20:46
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