Will Syria Be­come the Center of In­ter­na­tional Dis­putes?

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The Syr­ian cri­sis is head­ing from in­ter­nal com­plex­ity to­wards in­ter­na­tional and re­gional com­plex­ity, po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic con­flict re­gard­ing Syr­ian in­ter­nal prob­lem is about to go to­wards a res­o­lu­tion of the con­flict be­tween in­ter­na­tional pow­ers. Rus­sia in­tends to main­tain Bashar As­sad's power in Syria as a strate­gic cas­tle for pro­tect­ing his own po­lit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and eco­nom­i­cal in­ter­ests in the Mid­dle East. We see that while France and UK de­mand scrap­ping the arms em­bargo on the Syr­ian op­po­si­tion, Rus­sia gives As­sad Regime anti-air mis­siles.

The aim is, ob­vi­ously, cen­tered around main­tain­ing As­sad's power and de­fend­ing As­sad's front, Hizbul­lah, Iran and Shi­ites in the re­gion. Like days of Cold War, Rus­sia wants to recre­ate its po­lit­i­cal and strate­gic po­si­tion in the re­gion against Amer­ica and the West. In ad­di­tion to bil­lions of dol­lars profit from sup­ply­ing mil­i­tary sup­port. At the same time, China wants to sanc­tion Amer­ica and the West in the Mid-Asia.

In­ter­nal prob­lems are not the im­por­tant thing, how can Kurds main­tain their na­tional unity and form a state be­tween North and West of Kur­dis­tan, with­out caus­ing provocation to Tur­key and other coun­tries. And how Alaw­ies in the other side can live to­gether with Sunni Arabs af­ter Bashar, and how Sun­nis in Syria man­age to ad­min­is­trate a coun­try, which is sim­i­lar to a sea of bombs, burns the sur­round­ing area when­ever it goes off, far from rad­i­cal vi­o­lence, ex­trem­ist Is­lamic be­liefs and Al-Qaida.

Which coun­try is next af­ter Bashar As­sad? Is Iran go­ing to be main tar­get of changes and im­ple­ment­ing the new mid-east map and re-de­sign­ing mideast? Or Gulf coun­tries will go off and Bahrain will be di­vided be­tween Sun­nis and Shi­ites, or Saudi Ara­bia will be the center of con­flict be­tween Sun­nis and Shi­ites. And what would hap­pen to Tur­key if it turned its back from re­form and peace process and if it wasn't al­lowed to solve the Kur­dish ques­tion peace­fully? Or will Iraq be a part of Ira­nian state, and will Amer­ica and the west ac­cept that re­al­ity?

UK for­eign min­is­ter showed his sur­prise frankly in the con­fer­ence of EU For­eign Min­is­ters to some coun­tries that are against pro­vid­ing mil­i­tary sup­port to the op­po­si­tion, while they're fac­ing at­tacks by the new­est weapons. We should bear in mind that some other coun­tries like Swe­den and Aus­tria are against the amend­ment of the em­bargo, which UK and France de­mand, from hu­man rights an­gle, while un­lim­ited num­ber Syr­ian peo­ple are be­ing killed daily and hu­man rights is vi­o­lated. In­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity's con­cerns start from this point if eco­nom­i­cal and po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests be­came un­der threat, then be­yond in­ter­na­tional and hu­man­i­tar­ian laws, they make de­ci­sion to re­move old pow­ers of the East and re­place them with new ones. It was the West that sup­ported Ira­nian Sha, Sad­dam Hus­sein, Hosni Mubarak, Gaddafi, even Bin Laden and Tal­iban but then started to shoot fire on them. When the bal­ance of power and in­ter­ests are threat­ened, In­ter­na­tional laws change too.

Syria is fac­ing changes, hun­dreds thou­sands of peo­ple have been killed, and Hizbul­lah and Iran sup­port As­sad Regime, and Rus­sia defends As­sad as he did for Gaddafi. The one who hasn't made any cru­cial de­ci­sion is Obama's ad­min­is­tra­tion as the leader of world's changes. This is a his­tor­i­cal and hu­man­i­tar­ian re­spon­si­bil­ity. Does Amer­ica want to free Syr­ian peo­ple from op­pres­sion? Or it wants to save its com­mon in­ter­ests with Rus­sia and Iran in the re­gion and par­tic­i­pate in main­tain­ing As­sad's power.

Rus­sia wants to de­limit Amer­ica in the Mid­dle East, and it has been able to some ex­tent to build a po­si­tion in po­lit­i­cal and strate­gic de­ci­sion af­ter the col­lapse of Union Soviet. In the ex­is­tence of Rus­sia, the com­mu­nist China is felt to have fewer roles in the re­gion. The im­por­tant ques­tion is that do su­per pow­ers com­pro­mise on vic­tims of Syr­ian peo­ple for break­ing down their con­flict and dis­putes, or they will de­cide and won't al­low Bashar As­sad con­tinue his mas­sacre to his peo­ple be­fore eyes of the world. This kind of de­ci­sion seems to be dif­fi­cult when one think about the re-erup­tion the in­ter­na­tional cold war. What can be felt in Syria has passed the re­gional dis­putes and is about to deepen into in­ter­na­tional dis­putes.

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