Kassioun Editorial 1156: Why Do They “Sugarcoat the Pill”?

Kassioun Editorial 1156: Why Do They “Sugarcoat the Pill”?

Since October 7, a unique state of division has prevailed among Syrian media professionals and politicians who present themselves as opposition and as political analysts. After many years of completely identifying with the West, particularly the US, and after having completely adhered to the Western prescription in defining enemies and friends, where the enemies of the US became their enemies and the friends of the US their friends, they find themselves facing a major moral, humanitarian, and patriotic crisis, which grows deeper with every new day of the barbaric Zionist-American aggression against the Palestinian people. Most importantly, they find themselves in direct contradiction with the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of all Syrians, whether those considered “opposition” or “loyalists”.

At a time when these people are openly putting their eggs in the US basket, and their counterparts from the extremists and major corrupt people within the regime are putting their eggs in the same basket, albeit in secret (a secret that has become more exposed since October 7), they are forced, each in his own way, to invent twisted, even bizarre and often conspiratorial, political analyses and readings, in order to justify their continued reliance on the US, in a way that makes the popular proverb “sugarcoating the pill” applicable.

Before proceeding further into Syrian particularities, it is necessary to intensively summarize the general international and regional picture:

First: The Zionist crisis is deepening in its war on Gaza and the Palestinian people, and its exits are becoming narrower on a daily basis under the blows of the resistance, and in light of the formation of an international and popular atmosphere that deepens not only the isolation of the Zionist entity alone, but also of the US.

Second: In Egypt, which appears to be a primary US target within the comprehensive chaos plan, and despite snags here and there, the popular anti-“Israel” position is deepening, and the ruling classes, despite belonging to various currents, find themselves in an existential confrontation with the US plan, pushing them to shift more and more against the US. The same thing applies in Saudi Arabia, although the severity of the threat is currently different.

Third: In Lebanon, and within the ongoing and gradually escalating state of conflict, the “Israeli” is playing on the edge of an abyss that the US forbids, because it is not compatible with the US’ more comprehensive plan. Subsequently, “Israel” is forced to deepen its self-exhaustion in the occupied Palestinian north and its comprehensive crisis day after day.

Fourth: On Yemen and Iraq fronts, the popular and official spirit hostile to the US and the Zionists is rising, and with it the practical measures towards undermining US influence and presence in the entire region. Additionally, attempts to impose US control, whether through the Red Sea Alliance or others, turn into evidence of the actual undermining of that influence, instead of being a restoration or reinforcement of that control.

Returning to Syria, and within the general picture of the region, the schizophrenia expresses itself not only in analyses, but also in a tangible way, through a number of governmental measures and decisions that, in their entirety, serve to deepen Syrians’ crisis. It also expresses itself in the confusion about the “social contract” in the northeast, the Jordanian provocations inside Syria under the pretext of combatting drug smuggling, and the rumors about a buffer zone, which passed as if nothing had happened.

The overall general direction in which the internal extremist sides that reject the political solution are moving ultimately falls within the American “step for step” plan, which is a direction opposite to the development of things internationally and regionally, and at the Palestinian level in particular. The US and the Zionist entity are experiencing continuous decline, and whoever pins hopes on them is counting on a mirage and will catch nothing.

On the other hand, the general trend of the international balance and its regional effects confirm that the prevailing tendency regarding Syria is towards the actual and full implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254 based on Astana, China, and key Arab countries, and through the Syrian-Turkish settlement as an essential gateway to expelling foreign forces, reunifying the country, and breaking sanctions. In this context, it becomes possible to understand the recent statements of the Turkish Foreign Minister, which pave the way for relaunching Astana this year on the basis of all the major developments that took place in the region, which will necessarily be against the American-Zionist interest, and in the interest of the peoples of the region.

(النسخة العربية)