Syria: A Country United
What happened yesterday in Damascus is inexplicable. This event brought to light the intentions of certain opposition groups to reign in sectarianism. They have made it clear: any person(s) who stands with the government is an apostate and traitor to the Sunni sect of Islam. Unfortunately, the buffoon who carried out this heinous act did not realize his action created an inverse relationship with his cause and the support for Assad. He delegitimized their endeavor to abdicate Assad. The people do not feel safe. Who is safe anymore? Yes, the people are sad, but they are beyond agitated as well.
For many Syrians, it is too late to leave. Where would they go? Their lives, businesses, and et al. are all in Syria. This revolution has created 2 million displaced people. The people have suffered enough. The revolution has failed. The conflict has passed the two year mark. Are thousands of lives worth your religious hegemony? No. Those people who abhorred Assad are now slowly supporting him. Not many Syrians have faith in the rebels. They have starved the people; they have plundered resources and goods. They have systematically destroyed civilian life with their constant use of civilians as protection against the SAA. They have created apprehension and despair: what more do they want? The children growing up in Syria are learning to hate their neighbor and for what? Religious differences? This is ludicrous.
Why has the dialogue failed? The Opposition asked Assad to amend the constitution – he did. He excluded Christians from being able to hold the position of presidency on behalf of the Opposition. Yeah, the Opposition has no sectarian intentions…George Sabra is a traitor and worthless to their cause. He has not swayed Christians to support the Opposition. So, Assad has to make concessions, but the Opposition does not? Dialogue has failed due to the obstinacy of the Opposition. They want Assad gone. He is not going anywhere.
The people are at their breaking point with the Opposition. They have used chemical weapons, they have utilized suicide attacks to kill civilians, they have desecrated historical places in Syria because they do not align with their beliefs. It’s time for them to go. The people realize this. Look at all the people who have posted their sincerest apologies over this act of terrorism. Letting the rebels win would dignify this action. People do not want that. I pray for peace, but I pray for the success of the Syrian Arab Army. May they continue to serve Syria bravely and honestly.