Youssef A. Khaddour - Ph.D. science of materials, experience for more than 30 years in industrial Management and for 15 years as a managing director in different positions in Syria. Work in the political and social sphere through the Syrian state institutions
The war taking place today in Syria is, perhaps, a new kind of war in terms of the means used, its scope, and the type and huge number of parties participating in the war. Each party claims to be defending Syrians and Syrians’ rights to such an extent that the casual observer might not be able to distinguish right from wrong or the oppressor from the oppressed. One has to examine the values and behaviors of each party to recognize who is defending his homeland from those who have come from abroad to implement their foreign agendas on Syrian soil.
The Syrian army and its allies are fighting terrorists from all over the world who came to Syria with the support of the American alliance, which claims to be defending human rights and fighting in Syria in “defense” of the Syrian people. These terrorists have been brought to Syria from prisons around the world to defend a “revolution of fairness and justice” that beheads and murders innocent people, and which has dragged on the killing and destruction in Syria for more than five years.
Despite the clarity of this picture for us Syrians, there are still those who claim that there is a real Syrian revolution and that a moderate opposition is present.
But the war in Syria is no longer a war between Syrians. It has become a war between two axes, one of which is the American-Western axis desiring to destroy Syria because of Syria’s position standing in the way of achieving their geopolitical aims. Syria was a radiating cultural center of coexistence and harmony between different faiths, and was a center of resistance against US-Israeli projects in the region.
Last year's battles in Syria showed the huge ambition and desire of the Americans and their regional agents to support terrorist groups, as well as it demonstrated their high capability of bringing more and more of these vipers and providing them with armaments and other material support.
Our alliance came to the conclusion that the Syrian army alone, without the support of allies, could suffer a big loss for our alliance as a whole, which rejects the unipolar hegemony led by the savage new liberalism that terrorizes anyone not going along with the American plan. Perhaps the US interventions in Syria and Ukraine were the most important events that demonstrated this American scheme in the current decade. The American failure in Ukraine could lay the groundwork for the failure of the European Union (Brexit is an example), because the EU project itself was founded mainly to fill the space resulting from the breakup of the Soviet Union, and to control all the states surrounding Russia as US assets to be invested in against Russia when the need arises. The American failure in Syria has undermined the formation of a new Ottoman Empire which has been planned as a parallel project to the European Union in the Islamic world led by the Muslim Brotherhood. Such was meant to be used as another American tool serving American, Western, and Israeli interests against Russia and the axis of resistance.
The allied, defensive military intervention in the Syrian war occurred in two stages. The first stage of intervention was initiated by the resisting axis (Hezbollah, Iran and Syria), as the war in Syria indeed appears to be a direct war against all of them together, especially since the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon which demonstrated Hezbollah’s capacity to hold its positions and change the rules of the game in the region. Israel and its allies knew that there was no chance of achieving a decisive military operation against Hezbollah. Thus, they devised other plans for hitting the axis of resistance and fragmenting it - such was the aim of bringing all these vipers to Syria and guaranteeing them unlimited support.
The multipolar axis entered the war (the second stage of intervention) when they had seen and recognized the international nature of the Syrian war and its influence on the geopolitical future of the world. In addition, it was clear that the US attack on Syria, just like on Ukraine, was a planned war against the multipolar axis, and that the loss of any of these countries would be a loss for the entire axis.
Thus, the Russian intervention in September 2015 was launched to eliminate these risks and to help the Syrian army defend its strategic sites. This Russian intervention prevented the unipolar axis from winning the war in Syria.
But the battle for Syria is still ongoing because of the tremendous support that the terrorists have received from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in addition to their unlimited support from the United States and its Western allies.
Last month’s fighting in Aleppo showed the desperation of the American axis to break the siege imposed by the Syrian army and its allies on nearly ten thousand armed terrorists in the city of Aleppo. They sent thousands of new terrorists supported by the latest types of weapons and all sorts of security and logistical support, so they managed to achieve some gains and occupy some points in the south and west of Aleppo. But they could not achieve all of their objectives because of the fierce resistance put up by the Syrian army and its allies.
The battles in Aleppo have shown that Russian aircraft in Khmeimim cannot cover all of Syria or completely prevent the flow of terrorists in large quantities, especially when the flow of terrorists is happening from Idlib to Aleppo (due to the short distance between them). These battles also showed that the hostile axis in the Syria war is desperately fighting to preserve Aleppo for the sake of keeping their foothold in Syria. For them, further killing and destruction in Syria is a goal in itself, hence why they are trying to prolong the war to achieve their gains.
The Russian Federation’s response to new demands was fast, and heavy Russian bombers began striking different terrorist targets using the Hamadan airfield in Iran, which can be considered a new era in Russian-Iranian cooperation.
On August 16th, 2016, a large military delegation from China led by Admiral Guan Youfei, director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission, visited Damascus and met Fahad Jassim al-Freij, the Syrian Defense Minister, to step up military cooperation between the two countries. The importance of this visit is the emergence of a new, undeclared alliance as a result of the Syrian war.
It seems to be clear through the strategic cooperation between Russia, Iran, Syria and China that this alliance refuses the lies of the color revolutions in Ukraine, Syria and other countries. This new alliance has drawn a new red line depending on new values and especially depending on international law, thereby rejecting the double-standards used in solving international crises when the US and other Western countries are allowed to continue their old behavior from the last decade of the previous century.
The Syrian war has heralded the emergence of a new era, and might be forging a new alliance facing down NATO in the near future.