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Sochi treats, Geneva cripples: Syria chooses its own future

Sochi treats, Geneva cripples: Syria chooses its own future

On the eve of the final completion of the hostilities in Syria, before which there are a few weeks left, the country begins preparations for the upcoming peace process. The key stage on the way to the exit of the republic from the multi-year crisis should be the Congress of national dialogue, preparation for which is now in full swing.

Indeed, the importance of the upcoming forum, initiated by Russia a few months ago, is extremely difficult to overestimate, as stated on Friday by CAP Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad. In particular, speaking at the opening of the first All-Russian Student Olympiad in Arabic in Kazan, the diplomat noted that the Congress, which will be held in Sochi, will become “a turning point in Syria’s life”, adding that “there will be a lot of representatives public figures, there are a lot of representatives of public organizations, various representatives of parties, journalists ”.

It should be noted that in parallel with the presentation of Haddad in Geneva, the eighth round of inter-Syrian talks with the participation of the delegation of the government of the Arab Republic and the joint group of the Syrian opposition, which, however, did not succeed, culminating in mutual accusations. According to the head of the group representing the interests of the official Damascus, the delegation does not intend to enter into direct negotiations with the opposing side, as long as it requires the immediate departure of President Bashar Al-Assad.

Representatives of the opposition, in turn, accused government negotiators of setting conditions, which, in their opinion, is unacceptable and even irresponsible at this stage.

In general, it can be stated that the defeat of terrorist groups in Syria by government forces transferred the opposition of the leadership of the Arab Republic and the so-called fighters against the regime, often acting hand in hand with extremists, to a new plane. The only difference is that now instead of the ruins of Raqqi, the fans of “democracy” are now conquering Swiss Geneva, and business suits have changed their military uniforms.

Nevertheless, it is rather difficult to imagine that a transformed opposition will take a long time. Obviously, the alignment of forces both in Syria and in the entire Middle East region has undergone significant changes in recent years, and those who have recently sponsored the continuation of the conflict are now at risk to remain at the bottom of the trough. At the same time, Damascus, behind which allies such as Russia, Turkey and Iran, finally recovered from the shock of many years and took matters into their own hands, sending a very clear signal to the world community. In this regard, the efforts of the Syrian opposition, which chose Geneva as a platform for discussion, look like attempts to bargain for comfortable living conditions.

However, the question arises: are the citizens of Syria, who suddenly became hostages of the “democratic” aspirations of a handful of people, ready to forgive those who deprived them of their past and tried to take away hope for the future?
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 2 December 2017 06: 16
    Mr. Orlov, you’re not allies in Turkey there ... They’re always ready to plant us and the Syrians in the back .. And so, YES! Just a dialogue, we will swing our swords at yelling and rebuild the country together. Besides ISIS of course.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 2 December 2017 06: 47
      An even bigger problem is the mattress covers, which claim that they are not going to leave the territory of the SAR. And where there are Americans, there is civil war, provocations and blood. So, the main question will be how to squeeze them out from Syria
    2. Stas157
      Stas157 2 December 2017 08: 03
      It seems that the Kremlin is in a hurry. All the time announces, then the withdrawal of the group, then the end of the war in Syria - and all ahead of time! Apparently this Syria is already disgusted, and there is a desire to get out of there soon. It is understandable, for the Russian economy, Syrian spending is shackled. Well, the oil projects for our oligarchs, the connection with the delivery of the largest deposits to the Kurds, are canceled.
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 2 December 2017 11: 39
      Negotiations need to be held in Yalta, and in Sochi there will be enough a night hockey club and ski tracks for the State Duma and the government of the Russian Federation.
    HEATHER 2 December 2017 06: 34
    Not too early to sing praises? More than once were mistaken.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 2 December 2017 07: 25
      Of course, it is too early to talk about the complete end of the war (the author hastened). But the praises are not heard. About
      Sochi treats, Geneva cripples
      I agree with the author. All these "friends of Syria" entrenched in Europe are not thinking about how this country will build a peaceful life, but about how to overthrow the legitimate authority and what dividends to have on the blood of others.
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 2 December 2017 07: 28
        and how to overthrow legitimate authority They are cooking up plans so far. I don’t think that the GDP will allow them to do this. There, before the completion of our business, there’s still a wagon and a big trolley.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 2 December 2017 07: 31
          Not allowed in the most difficult times, today we will not allow it all the more. That they (the West) understand perfectly why rage.
          1. HEATHER
            HEATHER 2 December 2017 07: 40
            therefore rage. Do not rage. Wildly nervous. Soon there will be a flurry of heart attacks in geyrop and states. The reason is clear. "Freak out"."get angry and express indecency to the enemy, or go into battle with him. It is fraught with the fact that anger does not give an advantage."A calm enemy will always be able to stop the enemy, as he has control over his emotions. This is more true of the Russians. I have not met another nation that is so selflessly and calmly ready to die for its ideals. But they still have to try to kill. And this impossible. "(O.F. Bismarck.)And you know- "Nikogdane fight with the Russians. They will always come for debts. And you can not pay them."
  3. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 2 December 2017 19: 13
    The problem is. that the participants in the war refuse to sit at the negotiating table until Assad leaves ... And they are unlikely to back down from this demand. But the main thing is that contrary to the author, Syria no longer chooses anything on its own ...
  4. A.
    A. 2 December 2017 19: 43
    Quote: Chertt
    An even bigger problem is the mattress covers, which claim that they are not going to leave the territory of the SAR. And where there are Americans, there is civil war, provocations and blood. So, the main question will be how to squeeze them out from Syria

    Perhaps the issue can be resolved by a dozen other MANPADS, accidentally flunking several helicopter airplanes that supply the American infection and the “partners” 'indecisiveness to go back at all.
  5. Asthma
    Asthma 4 December 2017 17: 36
    well, let the people decide ...