War neither revived ‘Kulaib’ nor restored peace in Syria
IT was called “Arab Spring”, but it later turned out to be a winter of blood, the trembles and storms that almost took down all Arab nations without exception.
Through it, extremist groups, starting from the “Muslim Brotherhood Group” and not ending with “Hezbollah”, “Popular Mobilization”, “al-Qaeda” and “DAESH”, gained appetite to increase their spoils through bloodshed and destruction of countries.
These groups destroyed Libya, Iraq and Yemen. Regarding Somalia, the story is different. The destruction went on to settle in Syria, which has been living in incomparable hell for the past seven years.
There is no horizon left in Syria for mercenaries to enter under the pretext of liberating the nation from repression and oppression. Due to this, poverty, oppression and massacres increased to such a level that displacement, migration and death became the only way out of this miserable situation for millions of Syrians.
Despite all this, there is one person who is still striving to impose his will and portray himself to be the right one. In fact, some claim they sympathize with Syrians more than the Syrians themselves. They do not want a political solution but are instead seeking to topple the regime.
This regime is the one whose president said, “Syria is different from other countries” from the very first moment of the conflict when the country contracted the winter plague of killing and destruction.
All of those who interfered in this Arab country regarded the incident that occurred in the Syrian city of “Daraa” as their motive. They repeated what Jassas Ibn Murrah said, “Bring back Kulaib alive in order for the war to end”. It however is what rendered the war to continue.
No blood brought Kulaib back to life; in fact, the war only came to an end after the parties involved were locked in a perpetual cycle of vengeance.
The war was between two cousin-tribes in the pre-Islamic Arabia. It began with the killing of a camel owned by a man named “Saad Bin Shams” who was a refugee under the protection of a woman named “AlBasus”.
These two tribes, Taghlib and Bakr, fought for roughly forty years (from 494 CE — 534 CE), which took a toll on thousands of members on both sides. We cannot help but wonder if Syria will be of the same case, given that everyone is stubborn and ignoring the obvious solution.
They sought the help of mercenaries from every part of the world. The United States of America entered with its might in Syria, while the regime sought help from Iran and its hired militias. After that, it sought help from Russia to combat all Arab and non-Arab countries that entered this conflict directly or indirectly.
Today, Syria has become a country that is occupied by five countries namely Russia, Iran, Turkey, the US and France, and perhaps more countries. Foreign fighters of every color are awash on this land.
Is this the revolution that was meant to bring justice to the displaced people of Syria? Do Syrians still have a place among the thousands of fighters, or is it a proxy war the fuel of which is the helpless Syrians?
At the start of the conflict, the media hype intensified and even the Arab press supported the claims of those who were called revolutionaries. The Gulf countries stood by them under the pretext of rescuing the Syrians from oppression which exists in majority of the countries worldwide.
For the past seven years, Syria has been living a scenario which is not that different from the scenario that led to the murder of “Kulaib”. This means, Syria is locked in a perpetual cycle of violence from which the only way out is through political solutions.
There is neither a victor nor a loser besides Syria — neither the opposition nor the regime. There should be a joint government involving the opposition’s intellectuals and elites from the regime in order to set a roadmap that will bring an end to this misery.
Various locations in Syria sustained 50 minutes of bombardment by three countries but that operation did not lead to any positive results, while the regime claimed that it managed to withstand the strikes.
Without any doubt, it has become clear to everyone that a military solution will achieve nothing more than further frivolity and mess. There is no other solution for Syria except dialogue among the Syrians themselves.
When Japan was defeated in World War II, its emperor at that time was sacred. He was forced to come out to speak to his people through the radio, and go to the US naval destroyer to sign a declaration to surrender for the sake of his people.
Here, we are talking about the defeat of President Bashar Al-Assad. In fact, it is the defeat of the “militaries” that entered his country. Why can’t these militaries lift their hands off Syria and leave it to decide its own destiny? Do these militaries think Syrians are still juveniles?