These days we are attacked by a lot of news about the conflicts in Syria. Of course, the United States of America are this time, again, one of the main characters. Is it new, this whole situation of conflict?
Let’s go to the roots…
Syria is a small country in the Western Asia. Not rich, but enjoining its fertile plains and geographical diversity from high mountains to deserts, it had (or not) the opportunity to be the birthplace for many population, such as: Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Assyrians and some other more. Of course, the religious diversity is also a characteristic of the country: Christians, Muslims, Druze, Alawite Shias or Arab Sunnis are sharing the territory.
Which is the main cause of conflict in the area? The response is simple: behind any political reasons pretended by the elites or economical reasons claimed by the whole world but denied by the US, there is religion. We are not going to enter into details regarding each and every Islamic branch (Sunnites, Shiites, extremists, fanatics, or simply opponents of something) but we want to emphasize the fact that nowadays we are made to believe that a new world war can break out because of some civil wars, ethnic and religious misunderstandings; and that a quick intervention of external military powers will finally (God knows when) be able to re-establish peace in the area. But the interests are hidden behind clichés like “world peace” or “fight against terrorism”.
From ancient times, Syria has both Christian and Islamic history. Under the Islamic rulers, starting in the 7th century, the country passed through totalitarian political regimes, revolutions, oppressions, Crusades (Christian missions due to liberate the Holy Lands) and massacres. Later on, in the 16th century it was invaded by the Ottoman Empire and incorporated into it, period that brought peace because of system adopted by the ottoman administration. However, a peaceful coexistence between so various nations and religions is hard to be maintained, given the concept of Holly War (Jihad) that is misunderstood and misinterpreted by extremist groups, and other practices derived from the Islamic teachings of Koran. After World War I Syria was put under a French mandate, which lead to new conflicts between Sultan al-Atrash and French administration. Since its independence in 1936 Syria always tried to keep close the local allies, struggling to face internal conflicts.
Why is the West involved in all these ethnic and religious conflicts? It has always been like that, because in this world there are hidden interests, strategic views, unknown distribution of the natural resources of the planet, between the so called powerful countries, and hidden purposes of solving as old as mankind conflicts. After World War 2, Arab countries become more and more interesting for the Western powers, such as US and UK. However, Syria kept close some powerful traditional allies like Russia, Venezuela, China and Iran, which have supported the Syrian government during the civil war.
The fact that the US, closely sustained by the UK and France, are trying these days to bring peace by making war in the area is a nonsense. The Jihad is defined in the Koran as being both internal and external struggle of the Muslim to be in peace with God, to preach God’s word and Muhammad’s teachings. The so called Terrorism, against which US and its allies are fighting, is not a product of the Islamic religion, but their own propaganda product behind which they cover untold purposes of dominating the world. How could the US dominate the world is they did not dominate world’s natural resources…?
In other words, Syria is just a new victim of the US struggle to dominate the world, economically speaking, whose internal, older than the US history conflicts are not going to be resolved by a quick or slow intervention of the Western- bringing- peace countries.