The Loss of The Syrian-Determination
The Loss of The Syrian-Determination
Riyadh conference resulted in the of a Syrian opposition negotiator delegation, headed by Asaad Al Zoubi who is a splinter officer of the Syrian regime, and the chief of negotiators with Salafi background who graduated of the Islamic University in Saudi Arabia, while the "secularists" and "Peaceful opposition" remained in the back rows.
Analysts saw in this tactical move to press on the regime and its allies. Another issue worth analyzing is the imposition of the Turks to exclude the "Kurdish Democratic Union Party", which is the largest of the Syrian Kurdish parties, prompting the latter to freeze his membership in the coordinating body, which is allied with it sinc e its establishment, and Coordinator-General's visit to the Al-Hasakah did not help in reducing the event's effect on of Saleh Muslim, who went to the formation of another coalition with "kamh" movement of Haytham Manna as a response to removing him from Riyadh Conference.
In a look at the years that have passed from the age of the Syrian crisis, the background to this fate became clear. the coalition (and before the National Council) gambled on the military solution, and put all their efforts in that. we can remember the Friday which was named "international protection", and "airforce ban" and other names was put by them, led by the Muslims Brotherhood movement, to push the program to finish Assad militarily, supported by Gulf and Western countries. When George Sabra was elected president of the National Council, said after the elections: "We have one demand, to stop the bloodshed in Syria and to help the Syrian people to expel this criminal regime by arming the Syrian people, We want a weapon weapon we want a weapon.
the Coalition and the National Council know that the political based on interests and not on ethical considerations and human rights, and the opposition tried to take advantage of the conflict axes in the Middle East, Burhan Ghalioun, told the Wall Street Journal, in December of 2011 when was the president of the National Council at the time: "Syria will cut off relations with Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas immediately after the arrival of the Council to rule" Iran and Hezbollah have not been engaged militarily in the conflict yet. And the coalition supported for the the war in Yemen, in a statement said that the goal of the Saudi alliance is to "protect Yemen and its people from the Iranian occupation and militias Huthi".
So the Syrian opposition who was recognized by the West's , engaged in the axes policy since its inception under the guise of pragmatism, what prevented them of independent decision and the strong impact on the Syrian arena, especially that they did not realize the foundations of alliances in the region and Russia's alliance with the Syrian regime is not like Turkish and Saudi Arabia alliance with the opposition, and that America's goals in the region pass through Israel, and Syria is not only as a simple digit to it, compared to the importance of Syria's strategy to Russia. parallel this push for arming and betting on foreign was currents takfiri and Salafi started to take its place on the Syrian scene taking advantage of the political coverage given to it by the opposition, which does not see at the base branch (Jabhet Nosra) terrorism or danger, and rejected the US rating, which is considering the (Nosra) as a terrorist group.
Militant groups started to have its own policy on the arena, and the opposition failed to impose its will on these forces, and took advantage of the regional states that "legitimacy" provided by the opposition, to enter the Syrian affairs, not in a line with the interests of the Syrians, but to serve their interests, and the fighting groups became in link with intelligence, to take the support and reinforcement without reference to the political opposition bodies, or to be accurate, through personalities of certain parties. A good example of the that was preventing the President of the "temporary government" Ahmad Tohme from entering Syria of the crossing, which is controlled by the armed opposition.
for all that, it is no coincidence that the opposition pushed Salafi opposition in the meeting of Riyadh, and to leave the left-wing and the democratic opposition in the back rows.
This is not a tactic imposed by negotiations, but surrender to reality and stick to it and the opposition participated in that. now opposition can’t impose its will on the players both regions and international, those are ignoring the opposition a long time ago, and became Turkey can decide to prevent the Kurdish Democratic Union attend to Riyadh, for example, and Kerry can decide whether the opposition will participate in the Geneva negotiations or others.