AS Western nations see their project for regime change in Syria threatened with failure, as the mercenaries fighting the Syrian army are driven out of their strongholds, the search for a pretext for “intervention” is becoming more desperate.
Not only has the Syrian government regained control over many rebel-held areas but it has regained the moral high ground in the eyes of the rest of the “non-aligned” world with a clear commitment to a political and diplomatic resolution.
Russia’s long advocacy for this resolution stands in marked contrast to the recent aggressive threats from Britain and France to supply more lethal weapons to the insurgents and terrorists, and has been backed up with the supplying of defensive missile batteries to Syria.
It is now clear the rights and welfare of “the Syrian people” are not the chief concern of these “Western nations” — our default allies and partners — who have poured fuel and arms on to the Syrian conflict for the past two years.
The Syrian people simply want to see the back of the armed groups and jihadis, including those from Australia, so they can start the long process of reconciliation and rebuild their shattered country.
We can help them by pressuring our government to oppose any “intervention” by our allies, including Israel and the US, and to start telling us the truth about this proxy war for dominance over the Middle East and its resources.
A Stop the War rally in Sydney will take place on Saturday, supported by Hands off Syria, and later in the month a powerful voice for reconciliation in Syria, Mother Agnes Mariam, will be visiting Australia to talk about how we can help with this vital project.
For more information see australiansforreconciliationinsyria.wordpress.com.
— DAVID MACILWAIN,