While Syria continues to grapple with the disruptive presence of Daesh terrorists, now confined to a small area, Damascus still faces multiple challenges. These include the illegal presence of US forces on its soil and Israel’s incessant attacks on its infrastructure killing both Iranian advisors and Syrians.
Syria’s return to the Arab fold means the Arab regimes have realized that their attempt to overthrow Bashar al-Asad’s government in Syria by flooding it with mercenaries has failed. It inflicted immense suffering on the Syrian people but hopefully this tragic episode has ended.
After participating in the blood-bath of at least half-a-million people in Syria and turning millions into refugees for 11 years, the Arab rulers have realized that it is impossible to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Asad. He needs to be brought in back into the Arab fold.
Recent developments in the West Asia region clearly point toward a realization among the Arabian regimes that their plot to overthrow the government of Bashar al Asad of Syria has failed. They have decided to bury the hatchet and bring Asad in back into the Arab fold.
A campaign has been launched to break the US-imposed siege of Syria to deliver much-needed help the long-suffering Syrian people. The devastation caused by the earthquake has forced people and organizations to act.
Turkish President Erdogan has realized that his belligerent policy in Syria has failed. He is trying to find a face-saving exit but Syria sees this as an opportunistic move because he faces a tough challenge in the June elections in which the opposition is exploiting the anti-refugee sentiment in Turkey.
For more than a decade, Turkish President Recep Erdogan exploited the plight of Syrian refugees to invade and occupy parts of Syria. His forces still occupy Idlib province in Syria but the Turks have soured on the refugees. Erdogan now wishes to get rid of them since his mission to overthrow the government of Bashar al Asad has failed.
With the war winding down in Syria although not completely over, there was much speculation that President Bashar al Asad will distance himself from Islamic Iran. Such speculation has been laid to rest. Asad has pledged to remain part of the resistance front against imperialism and zionism.
The takfiri terrorists have been confined to pockets in Idlib province after 11 years of war. Iran and Syria have moved quickly to the reconstruction phase of Syria’s badly damaged infrastructure in which Islamic Iran will play a major role. This development belies the propaganda that Syria no longer wants Iran’s help.