Syria has really twisted into an international quagmire due to being the epicentre of intercontinental interests. USA and major European countries are financing and arming the Kurdish parties of which Turkey is complainant. The US and EU intend to have an independent Kurdish state keeping Turkish interests at bay. This divergent stance will further perturb Turkey which has also developed hostile relations with Russia. The flooded refugees are pouring all the neighbouring countries including the European. In Syria, Saudi Arabia is pressing High Negotiations Committee based on Syrian opposition parties to get implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254 to ceasefire in the civilian areas but in the meanwhile it is lavishly attacking on the poor Yemenis as well. They are supporting a dictator in Yemen when most of the country population has rejected him. They are forcefully making him the legitimate president. Syria has also almost the same situation. A chunk of country population is against him. But here the Saudi alliance is arming the differed population against the president. Are national interests meant hypocrisy and double standards? This chaotic world is due to these bloody poltergeist and rogue states.
All anti Assad forces have played key role in creating and arming ISIS and other militant groups like Al-Nusra Front. In the disguise of fighting against ISIS, they actually are trying to oust Assad. They are also arming other mild militant groups against Syrian government. If this is the course then why do they object and level blame on Pakistan for its policy of good and bad Taliban? A terrorist is good because he is playing in your hands and he is bad because he has known your weak points and has gained enough strength in his feathers to challenge you. Make a group, use it and then let it spread barbarism. The social analysis of the most of the militant groups shows that they were either forced to create or they were created for some specific nasty objectives. The proxy wars are fought on the shoulders of such groups.
Saudi Arabia has formulated a 34 members’ alliance explicitly to fight against the ongoing terrorism. This alliance is presently about to run military exercises with reportedly 350000 soldiers, 20000 tanks, 2450 warplanes and 460 military helicopters. Reports of the credible research institutions show that most of the worldwide funding to the terrorists, extremists and non-state actors including ISIS is majorly given by Saudi Arabia and its other allies. Most of the terrorists around the globe have both ideological and financial lineage with the Gulf States. Due the religious sanctities, these places should have been the abode of peace and role model for the whole world but unfortunately philosophy and teachings of Islam are hijacked. Does Islam preach monarchism, ancestral regimes or kingdoms? These are actually fiefdoms and are having no relation with the Islamic political system.
In case, if KSA invades Syria along with Turkey, Egypt and other monarchical puppets, will Iran, Russia and China remain silent? If Turkey attacks Syria in disguise of attacking Kurds who in her words are bombing its cities, will it work? What moral grounds and legal cover the attackers do have? How far the UNSC will intervene or will remain relevant? And will not Israel move ahead of Golan Heights which are also reportedly working as the hospitals of the injured ISIS terrorists? KSA and Turkey are seemingly waiting for American joining of the Syrian invasion but the later has election year and until election, it is not probably directly entering into this war. If the Republicans win, situation may turn into a war but the plunged America will hardly land its ground troops in Syria because of its aimed presence in Afghanistan. The only thing America has achieved so far in Afghanistan is devastation of the region and installation of India to create more devastation and imbalance. Is this war against terrorism?
Turkey is suffering both on economic and diplomatic fronts. A shrewd and sagacious country is that which increases friends not foes. Turkey sees YPG of PYD as a threat to its country but EU and US do not. PKK is another major challenge for Turkey. Azaz, a frontier city in Syria is much important both for Kurds and Turkey. If Kurds capture it, they will have Kobane and Afrin along with Azaz in a row but this will be a great blow for Turkey as it transports aid to the anti Assad groups through this city. Interestingly, Turkish government is fighting with Turkish Kurds, somehow supporting Syrian Kurds and has good tune with Iraqi Kurds. Is the Justice and Development Party (AKP) politicizing the Syrian war and bomb attacks to create its need among people for next comeback? Turkey has earned a great respect and goodwill during past two decades but now it is losing swiftly. Both Turkish government and its people must analyse their actions with the eyes of the outer world.
The appeasement policy and jaundice eye of the US-West though is presently more harming to the Muslim countries but this nuisance will not let them free. A grave digger is one day also buried. Propagated media is a big tool to make international opinion. The deception and duplicity of the controlled international media is intercepted and proliferated by the social media. Much of the gruesome plans of the different players have been unearthed by social media because of open flow of information on it. All and sundry now better know who really are smudging the world peace and who are the actual beneficiaries of the oil drilling from the areas under ISIS. Few months back, Russia was much similar to its 1900’s position but her entry into Syria has changed the political course of the Middle East. Now it is superpower of the ME.
No one has won in Afghanistan and no one is going to win in Syria as well. Instead, extremism, sectarianism, terrorism, refugees, IDPs, destruction and poverty will loom large. Basher ul Assad will sustain for the time being. To stay for some more years, he will have to change his course. If he leaves, the country will fall into the hands of Saudi and Turkey backed Muslim extremists which neither the Assad supports want nor the Kurds and also not the other minority groups including Christians. But future is not of the monarchs in the whole region. The circumference of the war can expand but there is not going to erupt WW-III. Turkey and KSA will suffer politically, economically, socially and diplomatically more loss. Kurds will get stronghold of some more areas but they will not be able to make an independent state in coming few years. Iran will sustain and prosper as it is her time. Europe and US will face more radicalism and shooting incidents. The saddest aspect of the whole story is that Muslims are killing Muslims on each others’ cost. This money can fully overcome the gravest poverty and mass illiteracy from the globe. Recent agreement between Russia and America on ceasefire in Syria and announcement of elections in this April are good omens. But it is needed to have a permanent solution which is only possible when regional interests are made subservient to the regional peace.