Washington's dubious "peacekeeping"
As a rule, all articles from Syria have to start with tragic reports of regular shelling, explosions or mass executions. Today I want to make an exception and start with joyful events.
A collective wedding took place in the seaside town of Latakia in the Officers House. Eight wounded soldiers immediately got married. Such ceremonies for soldiers and officers have recently been organized by the state and the Syrian public organizations to support and strengthen the morale of the soldiers. This time the organizer of the celebration was a women's volunteer group. Grooms were in uniform and brides were dressed in white wedding dresses adorned with Syrian symbolism.
In the city of Aleppo, there was a meeting of State Minister for National Reconciliation Ali Haidar with local leadership. He said that the situation in Aleppo had been set up to begin the process of national reconciliation, which would take place with the active participation of local residents. The governor of the province, Muhammad Wahid Akkad, noted that people have experienced a lot of suffering from terrorist groups, but continue to defend their homeland and are seeking to return all the Syrians, who were misled, to the true path.
Let me remind you that thanks to the processes of local pacification, which began after the international conference "Geneva-2", the battles in many settlements of the provinces of Damascus and Homs, as well as in most of the regions directly adjacent to the capital, have already stopped. Russian diplomacy supports the continuation of these processes, but the US is trying to prevent local reconciliation, continuing to help the militants and thus inspire them to continue the bloodshed. The situation is complicated by the presence in the ranks of terrorists of many foreign gangsters, mercenaries, with whom no reconciliation, of course, impossible. In the case, if such processes of pacification begin in the north of Syria, it will be a sensitive blow to those who have fought against the country all this time, despite all common sense helping the gangs.
In the province of Damascus, the authorities called on private business owners to resume work in the city of Yabrud. Previously, this city was ruled by terrorists, but a few months ago it was liberated, and now most of the infrastructure has been restored.
In general, it can be said that the process of restoring Syria goes along with the anti-terrorist struggle. In particular, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of 12 on August, it was decided to build a new cement plant.
Cement will really be needed by the country, as many residential buildings and important life-support objects have been destroyed. Of course, the recovery process will be long and difficult, but its very beginning indicates that Syria is confident in its future, and the people believe in the final victory over the terrorist gangs.
However, the alarming events have not gone away, they continue. On August 12, gunmen again fired mortar shells at the residential area of Damascus Abbassiin, as well as the Al-Amara district. A woman was injured, great damage was done to citizens - apartments and cars were injured. In the province of Damascus, in a suburb of Harasta, another civilian was injured as a result of a similar crime. Four people were injured in the shelling of the city of Jaraman.
Syrians are forced to closely monitor the processes occurring in neighboring Iraq, because they directly affect the situation in the SAR. Yes, and the main enemies of both countries - the same - Washington and the radical organization "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIS). Both of these forces have already caused incalculable disasters to the peoples of the two countries. And this suffering continues.
On the one hand, the United States, it seems, remembered and even began to fight ISIS, which they themselves and nurtured. On the other hand, Washington is not a benefactor at the same time, but solves its own mercenary tasks. Thus, in Iraq, under pressure from the Americans, contrary to the Constitution, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki was removed from his post. Once the United States themselves led him to power, but he dared to have his own opinion, in particular, about the situation in Syria. Al-Maliki advocated a political resolution of the Syrian crisis, he spoke out sharply against possible aggression against Damascus. Apparently, Washington is not forgiving.
And, with one hand, bombing with drones positions of ISIS, with the other hand, the White House renders a considerable service to the terrorists, removing Al-Maliki, the main political opponent of the radical Islamists, from his post. Despite the fact that the political bloc of the latter, "State and Law", is the majority in Parliament, Iraqi President Fuad Maasum appointed the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Haidar Al-Abadi as the new prime minister, and this decision was immediately supported from nowhere. anything but straight from the White House. As for Al-Maliki, he does not recognize his resignation and intends to continue the fight. Now Iraq, forced to resist the terrorists, is facing a political crisis, and it is difficult to speak of a stabilization of the situation. It is difficult to imagine a better "gift" for Islamist radicals.
In the United States itself there is a grave struggle, in which the crisis that engulfs the Middle East region is used. In particular, according to the American edition of The Daily Beast, during a closed meeting of Obama with senators and congressmen, the group of the latter spoke in favor of stepping up aid to the Syrian militants, to which Obama responded very sharply, even using obscene language. Moreover, representatives of both the Republican and Democratic parties came out in support of the terrorists. It is clear that Obama is under severe pressure in this matter - in the USA there is a lobby in favor of unleashing a big war.
One of the most aggressive in this regard is the notorious Republican Senator John McCain, who has been "lit up" in all the recent bloody conflicts. It can be said with confidence: wherever the foot of this “Vietnamese captive” stepped in, the killer fire began to burn, killing tens of thousands of people.
Now McCain has stated that the United States must strike at the militants of the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” not only in Iraqi territory, but also in Syria. On CNN, he said that, in the absence of a UNSC mandate, it would have been possible to justify such a move by “extremists obliterating the borders between Iraq and Syria.”
How the USA “helped” Iraq - we clearly see: “at the sly” they changed the Prime Minister who became disagreeable to them. But if Iraq is a rather weak state that survived the barbaric American aggression of 2003 of the year and the subsequent ten-year occupation, he asked for help from the United States in the fight against ISIL (which Washington used rather insidiously and dishonestly), then Syria does not ask for help from overseas military forces. Its army independently and very successfully opposes terrorism, including the actions of ISIS. And the services of the dubious "peacemaker" McCain and others like him definitely do not need it.
- Elena Gromova, Damascus