Syria has been the stage upon which a world war is being fought and our global power balance is being re-calibrated as a result – a balance which does not comply with US allied unipolarity. Russia, Iran, China and the non-aligned axis would see a multi-polar world emerge from the ashes of this conflict. Washington clings to the supremacist exceptionalism with which it has dominated the world and any threat to that supremacy must be crushed and destroyed – diplomacy is dead in the West. Politicians, diplomats in the US-aligned sphere have become talking heads for central power policy diktats, there is no anti-war party, there is no “democracy” there is only dictatorship and military aggression either direct or proxy when their demands are not met.
I wanted to write a more personal update. The photos I am sharing are from the Syrian Christian town of Al Sqeilbiyyeh liberated from terrorist siege and attacks in 2019. This town borders southern Idlib and is in Hama province. I have spent a lot of time with these people especially during and in the aftermath of the endless missile attacks that claimed the lives of children like these.
* The director general of OPCW, Ahmet Uzumcu, is the appointee of Turkey, a country which actively supports the Syrian opposition and has pushed for a No Fly Zone. Given that Uzumcu is a political appointee of a state directly involved in the conflict, he has a potential conflict of interest: he might advance his own career and please the Turkish government by making the Syrian government look bad.
The latest Syrian retaliation against Israeli aggression has revealed weakness of Zionist air defence systems.
Those calling for transparency from the OPCW are not attempting to destroy the OPCW, on the contrary they have all expressed a desire to restore credibility to the organisation. The OPCW is a global security agency, it has now been afforded the mandate to attribute blame, a move supported primarily by the FUKUS alliance. Effectively this means the OPCW might be responsible for military intervention against another nation deemed to have used chemical weapons. How will the world be reassured that the report is not doctored as the OPCW has clearly falsified the Douma report according to its own senior inspectors? The future of global security hangs in the balance and airing concerns and respecting the opinions of experts in their field is the only way forward.
White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people.
I would like to share this statement from a Syrian inside Syria. A Syrian who has remained loyal to his country, stood by his President, Army and allies throughout ten years of collective punishment for the huge majority of Syrians who hold similar views to this Syrian. I myself hear time and time again –…
What’s going on when an organisation that’s supposed to be committed to international justice engages in skullduggery? It reveals bigger questions of how to protect the international institutions that humanity depends on in striving for a more just world.
Dr Bouthaina Shabaan addresses the Schiller Institute from Damascus. The Strategic Crisis Facing the Human Race.
The truth is that punishing sanctions are the absolute core of British policy towards Syria. They make it more difficult for the Syrian government to feed and fuel its people, they create unrest, they hamper anti-ISIS efforts, they make refugee return impractical.