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THE call made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) Walid Muallem for Syrian refugees to voluntarily return to their country is another indication of the approaching end of the heated and bloody tussle. It also signals the start of the cold season when quotas of influence are distributed in accordance with the size of each of the involved nations.
To avoid any unbearable condition, the refugees have started responding to their government’s call; especially those living under miserable conditions and on the verge of poverty in camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. This is due to the fact that returning to their country remains their best solution, while further delaying the reconstruction workshop will only worsen the crises for them. Undoubtedly, the regime in Damascus endured in the past seven years while combating the ‘Arab Spring’ brought to its borders, especially after the Libyan ordeal which revealed the reality of the direct and indirect regional players. This pushed the country to the furnace of blood in a bid to cement the authority that is based on the ideology of a political group with religious stature – I mean the ‘Brotherhood’ which is linked with the Iranian Mullah expansionism regime that is in the farthest level of terrorism operations.
Indeed, the regime in Damascus sought assistance from its allies in the civil war but when it comes to politics, a country has right to seek help from the devil in order to preserve its land and unity.
However, Iran took the opportunity to achieve its objectives and despite its interference in Syria to cement its presence there, it knows very well that it has no refuge there in spite of attempts to impose cultural and demographic changes in Syria.
The Persian scheme is dangerous for the Syrian State due to its objective to find an environment which will contribute to its demographic expansion.
This is what it has been working on for the past seven years, igniting and fueling sectarian conflict in order to increase its forces there. Everyone knows now that the so-called terrorist group ‘ISIS’ is the second face of the deteriorating Persian currency.
Therefore, once this sectarian pretext is snatched from the Mullahs’ hands, it will lead to withdrawal of the remaining foreign forces.
Naturally, the vacuum which various countries attempted to fill and achieve their interests through military presence – whether directly or indirectly – will not mistakenly think for a moment that Syrians are ready to accept the presence of foreign forces in their land. Once political healing starts in accordance with the cultural nature and requirements of the local community; the Russians, Americans, Iranians and Turkish will become strange bodies that cannot be accommodated in Syria. These foreign forces will either withdraw automatically or be forced to withdraw by the Syrians.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times