Syrian conflict and insurgencies

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Conflict beginning in 2011, taking five extensive dreadful years and, finally resulting in loss of million lives.  Assembling World Powers against each other. Clash of liberal democracy and prejudicial leadership. All of this just because Syrian Prime Minister Bashaar Al-Assad refuses to give up power and position. A frequent debate is going on in world right now about the Syrian War and insurgencies. Some are pointing fingers at rebels while most are considering Bashaar a fanatic ruler.

We’ll be lying if we say that we don’t know where this world and Syrian war is going towards! Just as we all know that if al-Assad’s regime would have fell and war then probably should have ended in American favor, then what kind of puppet Government would have come in his stead.

Gaddafi’s Libyan and Saddam’s Iraqi wounds are still as fresh as new in Muslim world.  American involvement in Afghanistan’s civil war and formation of Taliban, to this date is clear as crystal. USA’s influence in Sudan, splitting in two and the recent USA backed movements for destabilizing Egypt; all of this is before the eyes of world. Let’s go a little back to 1950’s Iran when Muhammad Mossadegh of Iran was overthrown by CIA’s agent Kermit Roosevelt ( grandson of Theodore Roosevelt) and Pro American military dictator Ahmed Shah Pahlavi was stored instead, as stated by John Perkins in his book ‘The Confessions of economic Hit man’; until Khomeini came late in 1979.

America or USA wasn’t only eager about Middle East and Muslim majority countries, but was eager to take hold of all major regions of world after World War II. Look at Latin America for instance, assassination of Torrojis of Panama, Raldos of Ecuador, Allende of Chile and Arbenz of Guatemala are all eminent reflection of American greed. As in a recent article of The Washington Post, Lindey A.O’Rourke claimed that according to her research and study “The U.S tried to change other countries government 72 times during the cold war era.” Obviously most of these covert efforts to replace another countries government failed. Lindy also wrote that 40 out of these covert operations were absolute failure (e.g. Libya) while 26 were mere success. It won’t be wrong to say that U.S faced failures more than success in intervening other countries. Take a look on Edward Snowden’s 2014 revelations that US had spied on many countries, even allies like Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

Though USA was wolfish about the entire world in general, but Middle East in particular. Certainly this interest in Middle East was due to Oil and because of Power hunger in rest of world, but hold on. On logical terms yes! Because of oil but on theoretical terms there was vast network and even grieve ideology behind USA’s interest in Middle East. Let me remind you of Samuel Huntington’s theory regarding “Clash of Civilizations” or just about, a Brit named Arnold Toynbee who predicted back in 50’s in his book ‘Civilization on Trial’ that “The real war will be among the Christians and the Muslims”. Well amazingly, we can see these theories and predictions coming true in real world today. As ‘Jihad against West and World Powers’ is the major ideology of ISIS- Islamic state of Iraq and Syria or before that back in 1996, after years of war against U.S and world powers finally Osama Bin Laden’s open call of Jihad against west. Lastly, in G.W.Bush’s address after 9/11 attack, he publicly claimed to initiate another Crusade against Islam.

 WELL ASTONISHINGLY IN THIS SO-CALLED CIVILIZED WORLD, OUR MIND SETS ARE STILL SIMILAR TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT CRUSADES ALMOST 10 CENTURIES AGO.

Well this all is what already had happened. Nothing new. All past. Gone. And if we calculate the fate of Al-Assad according to these facts then it’s not much different than that of Gaddafi and Saddam, but here the war is not in favor of America. Surprisingly unlike old times, it’s falling for Russia-USSR and a Muslim Leader. According to this side of picture, here’s something to celebrate about.

While the other side of story, tells a completely different tale. Syria is a Secular state with population of 70% Sunni (orthodox) Muslims governed by a Shiite (alawi) leader, that’s Bashar al-Assad. So the kind of rebels which broke out into Syrian cities were in one way natural. Clash of ideologies and beliefs. Neither a Sunni population will support a Shiite leader, nor a Shiite population will ever support a Sunni leader, despite the fact that State and its constitution is Secular in nature. Well sole point is that, the kind of aggression and offense al-Assad Syrian Government in alliance with Russian dictator -Vladimir Putin and Iranian Government showed was inevitable. He violated Human Rights not only on Political grounds but also on his religious grounds. As Islam (regardless of any sect) forbids a Muslim governor to make such decisions or to take such steps which are against the book of Allah- Qur’an and the principles set forth by the Prophet of Allah (P.B.U.H). One of those rules is, “The killing of Women, Children, Monks, rabbis, the elderly or any other non combatant is absolutely forbidden under any circumstances!” So even in a secular state dealing with war which is not only modern but also different in tactics and objectives; the killing of innocents is unjust or simply a violation of words of Allah and His Prophet (P.B.U.H).  The thing to get worried about is that- we’re (i.e. Muslim Ummah) tremendously failing on religious grounds and somehow at the same time managing to win on Political grounds.

I’m not taking side of war and horror going on in Syria from past 5 years. I’m just reminding you of the consequences what we’re facing and can witness in near future because of the lack of accountability and persistent chaos in Syrian region.  The destruction and bloodbath caused by Russians and Muslim leader of Syria is collectively more than what ISIS did this year, and not to forget that most of those who are killed in this war are children and women.

Public assassination of, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov; by a 22 years old security guard, just because of rage and discourse building up in him against Russians bombing Aleppo and Syria; is just a beginning of million brutal consequences. The guard, or now the murderer of ambassador; at the time when war began should have been 16 years old. Who gave up on hope and took this miserable step. When the Syrian war begins merely someone would have thought about the scars it is going to leave behind but now ignoring these marks, is inescapable.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WARS FADE AWAY EVENTUALLY; WHAT STAYS BEHIND IS TENS OF YEARS OF RUINATION AND MORAL DESTABILIZATION OF YOUNG MEN.

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