A political scientist, member of the Public Chamber, vice-rector of the Russian Economic University. Plekhanov Sergey MARKOV.
- It is difficult to say now whether these attempts of our diplomacy to stabilize the situation in the Middle East in general and in Syria in particular will be crowned with success. Anyway - in the near future. And, nevertheless, such work is extremely necessary. We need to move in the direction of resolving the most difficult situation Russia has been making peacemaking efforts to solve the Syrian problem over the past two years, which is today, perhaps, the main constructive element in stopping the “bloody orgy”. From the very beginning, we told the world community that we should not rely on the victory of the Syrian opposition, that this opposition is barbaric in nature, and its possible victory cannot lead to anything good.
If Syria succeeds in restoring peace, Russia will become its key sponsor, one of the most important players in this extremely problematic region. For without the active participation of Russia in solving its problems, a peaceful life there is not possible.
Obviously, the role of our Western partners in this regard is absolutely destructive. They helped to overthrow Mubarak in Egypt, with the result that this country is more and more plunged into chaos. Recent events in Cairo and Alexandria are clear evidence of this. Libya - on the verge of total decay. Westerners inspired the revolution in Tunisia, and social and political degradation is also increasing there.
In Syria, where there was a very stable regime before the current social upheavals, the West concluded an “alliance with the devil” (represented by Saudi Arabia and other sponsors of radical Islamism) and helped it to carry out external aggression against the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad.
That is, Russia is now opposed to global insanity in the Middle East. And people who really want peace in this region understand this well.