Syria and miscalculations
An old saying goes like “He who gets bitten by a snake, is terrified by a rope on the floor”. This well-known saying perfectly applies to the development in some Arab countries including Syria, whose revolution was initially backed and supported by everyone. They all prayed and called for support, which is normal and logical, as people tend to help the weak and helpless in distress. However, such compassion and support existed before things were cleared up and ambiguity about the Arab Spring subsided, revealing its shameful and evil side in more than one Arab country, where people realized that somebody had been stealing their revolutions and that they had miscalculated things. They then became very skeptical and minds are in a conflict with feelings.
There have been domestic conflicts in many countries that witnessed the Arab Spring. There were conflicts amongst families and divisions, who then started exchanging rockets instead of points of view for very well-known reasons. The jihadist groups, which represent the military wing of political Islam, gasp about achieving their dream at the expense of the entire society, which pays the price of their disappointment. This is happening in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, and this is why everyone (locally, regionally and internationally) fears that this might happen in Syria as well. We have to reject the saying ‘IS is here to stay and expand’ and knock down a statelet to build a state.
Like everyone else, I feel terribly sorry for the situation in Syria, particularly in Aleppo and the disasters befallen on its people. I also call for helping the wounded and presenting humanitarian aid to them. The killers should be indicted. Yet, I would also like to bring to your attention the Syrian rope that looks like a snake to beholders, which reminds me of a tweet I recently read: “If you want to know the truth about what happened in Aleppo, check who organized the demonstration.”
The blogger here refers to the demonstration organized in Kuwait outside the Russian Embassy, where the majority protesting there were fanatics and fundamentalists, which reminds me of a poet who wrote that if you want to know someone better, check whom he mingles with. May the Almighty help and protect the Syrian people.