I woke up today to hear the news about the agreement between Iran and the West includes that Iran would halt its nuclear activity and work under the supervision of UN. Such news might seem jolly for media hypnotics and “peace” fanatics, but the first question a Syrian person must ask: What’s in it for Iran? Many Syrians, including me, are almost positive the price is Syria. That is why a criminal who used WMD against civilians is walking away with his crime. After all, many useful criminals were and are left to violate all ethics invented in humans history.
Iran is part of the genocide taking place in Syria. World media perpetrating terrorists as Assad’s only alternative, but at the same time media barely mention Iranian, Iraqi and Hezbollah soldiers committing horrible atrocities against innocent Syrians as an occupation forces, this raise the question about how much the policies of this world are rotten.
The Syrian revolution was always accused by political and media mercenaries as a civil war to make it a struggle between two parties, not the people against a terrorist and savage regime, all to keep possibilities open to different solutions without taking into consideration the legitimacy of these “solutions”. The number of Syrians killed, injured, imprisoned and displaced is always made less. Many atrocities committed by Assad and Iranian forces were covered and unnoticed and doubted, at the same time any lie made by Assad regime and their Russian and Iranian allies was heavily promoted, even if the lie proved to be not true eventually, small effort is made to promote the falseness of the lie.
Doesn’t all this make a Syrian like me question everything that is told to us? A revolution was supposed to demand for human rights and more freedoms for people, is heavily played with and violently pushed from its track by purpose and by unjust means?
I came across the following article written by Syrian writer Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Yassin was imprisoned and he went undercover after the revolution started, then he stayed in the besieged areas, before a couple or three weeks had to escape Syria. Yassin wrote a beautiful article that it says it all about the rotten world policy regarding Syria and the chaos threatens to devour the world because of it irresponsible decisions and actions that are not considering freedoms and dignities of nations. The article was written in Arabic, I translated it here under to English. I hope I did a good job in the translation, the original script is hard.
Syria, a revolution in the world.. World’s revolution
The Syrian revolution is a global issue. This is clear from the focus by the world on it more than any other issue. But this focus shows the international characteristic of our struggle, and does not exhaust it. In its location, it demographic structure and in its history, Syria is a smaller world, humanly, historically, culturally and geographically. Syria is the most internationalized in today’s world. Our region is not shaping the world today, it is more like a shape of the world since a century and a half, and it is a mirror to the world today, as the creature is a mirror for the creator. The situation of miserable Syria today reflects the state of the world.
The Syrian struggle is global in another meaning, I mean it transmits the universe, corruption, free-for-all, elements and images, to chaos. The phenomenon of the collapse of national frame of the Syrian struggle starting from a certain point in time, might started from the middle of its course and continues till today. The Syrian geography was pierced and the inside is mixed with the outside. The Syrian present dismantled and the past is mixed with the current. Syrians’ world is shattered and earth is tangled with the sky. Today we have a lot of outside, a lot heavens and a lot of past, all are causing a geological collapses in our gathering, politics, thinking and conditions of living, they are scattering our social-national present among different pasts scavenging each other’s. We have no form anymore, and in our space there are new creatures appeared without any shape.
Beside the Assad ghoul that squatted inside Syria for decades, now we have Jihadist ghoul that sees no other lineage but the sky. We also have other shapeless external effect, maybe Israel has the last word in it. Israel a name for another famous ghoul. Therefore, what is happening in Syria is partially approached by the language of political and social analysis, or geopolitics and international affairs. But maybe it can fully be approached by the language of no reason and apocalypse, or the language of shape and reshape where everything is liquid and free-form with no image, where earthquakes, split-ups, violence and woes, where creatures appear, creatures hybrid, and creatures vanish.
This is not a political struggle, this is values crisis, or a foundation crisis. It is either changing the core of everything, or engineer issues to leave the country in a rotten endless state, or reshapes it in an uneven form that never heals and never dies. The explosion of the foundation crisis despite its graveness and its high cost, is not always something wanted to be avoided. It means that a huge process of reshaping and a new values system is emerging, it represents an opportunity to renew life or a new life. To rot, is to leave the end dragging eternally without any new beginning. The way which the world dealt with the usage of mass destruction weapon (CW) in Ghouta last August says that there is something rotten in the head of this world, many rotten things. Who uses a mass destruction weapon, is killing people wholly, killing all people. To rehabilitate the mass killer after the crime means that the world does not oppose the crime, it opposes the criminals, it means that the world is rotten wholly.
Is this “nagging” on the world? No, this is moved by our awareness that we are engraved deeply in this world, or in the global system, and this system always rewarded and encouraged the developments that suits it in our domain, secretly and publicly, as well as this system punished what does not suit it including war. One cannot understand anything from our cases without looking into the series of local-international webs that were waved through decades. We are part of the world, and the world is part of us. It is not true that our affairs carried on in this witnessed wild course to achieve subjective possibilities that were hidden inside the social and political Syrian body. The global rottenness of our struggle by protecting the killer moves the basic crisis into a new global level, and it makes the world a Syrian issue (as it was always a Palestinian issue).
As the Syrian revolution is an international issue, and as the world appeared as a rot and corrupted force in our struggle, and as the world loses something of its figure when the shape of Syria deteriorates to this extent, this makes us reconsider the shape of the world. Toward educational renovation and awareness revolution. In the face of chaos, awareness is the main policy, a manufacturer of hope.