Syria: Clashes at University of Aleppo – Robert Mood travels through Syria

Posted: May 5, 2012 in International
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Since four weeks there is a so-called ceasefire in Syria, but this truce is not really able to provide an end of the bloodshed in this country of the Middle East so far. Again and again, the ceasefire in Syria is violated and broken; there are new victims every day.

The victims of the violence are to identify both among Syrian civilians and security forces. Unfortunately, the reports of killed security forces do not reach the Western population. Just like the reports about the killed Syrian civilians, who were murdered by the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA); which is still celebrated by some Western journalists and newspapers, although they should know the truth behind their published propaganda, which has nothing to do with real journalism.

The West rather sticks to their theory of an evil Arab regime in Syria, even if everything in Syria suggests that armed rioters and Islamist forces try every effort to topple the Syrian government and to overthrow the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – to get benefits for themselves and not for democracy, peace and a brighter future of Syria.

The University of the Syrian City of Aleppo was temporarily closed on Thursday. How long the University of Aleppo will be closed is unclear at the moment.  Some expect that the University of Aleppo will be closed for about a week.

On Wednesday evening, there were some clashes between radical students and security forces at the area of the University in Aleppo. These students, who are mainly from suburbs, are trying to create chaos at the University since months. The University of Aleppo was used for so-called small demonstrations on several occasions since months.

In general, the participating students at such protests were from surrounding villages of the city of Aleppo, e.g. from Homs or Idleb, the so-called strongholds of the misused and partly faked “revolution” in Syria, which is still heavily boosted by foreign powers, despite the so-called peace plan by Kofi Annan.

These radical students and the so-called external Syrian opposition (e.g. the “Syrian National Council / SNC) in Istanbul and the “Free Syrian Army / FSA”) are keen to draw the Syrian city of Aleppo (mainly Sunni) into their conflict, because this city was previously quiet and spared from the chaos. However, one is not able to really find what was and is really happening at the University of Aleppo in Western media and press.

The huge main part of the students at the University of Aleppo is fed up with these radical troublemakers and protesters, who sow discord and chaos. Some students from the University told us that these radical students from other villages are interested i provocation and even in spreading violence and chaos. The main parts of the students at the University of Aleppo are still supporting the Syrian President (they separate between the Syrian government and president) and just want to finish their semesters and exams.

Long after the conflict broke out, Aleppo was still quiet. The majority of the population of this Syrian city is still behind the Syrian President al-Assad and tries to resist to the attempts by outsiders, which want to spread chaos and violence in their city.  But in recent weeks, also this economic center in northern Syria, Aleppo, became a more frequent target for attacks, kidnappings, murder and violence.

On Wednesday evening, the University of Aleppo was the host of a conflict between radical protesters from Idleb (Idlib) and Homs and the security personnel of the University. According to the human rights organization in the Syrian capital Damascus, two students were killed, several injured and many troublemakers arrested. Actually, one should use the universities to study and debate and not for violent clashes and deliberate provocation of violence.

The head of the UN Observer Mission, Mr. Robert Mood, traveled to the Syrian cities of Homs, Hama and Latakia on Thursday and Friday, in order to get a picture of the situation on the ground. In the Syrian city of Latakia, the situation should be very calm and normal, at least, the  inhabitants of the city report this repeatedly. The inhabitants of Latakia try to have their normal daily routine as much as this is possible in these days.

In Hama, an inhabitant has told journalists, which accompanied the head of the UN (United Nations) observer mission, Mr. Robert Mood, on his tour through Syria, that the situation is pretty quiet during the day, but that no one dares to go on the street after 18:00 o`clock, because the streets of Hama are taken over and even controlled by armed violent gangs. Kidnappings are a daily problem in Hama. The radical gangs and members of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) use such kidnappings for the attempt to free prisoners.

Despite the arrival of the first observer in Syria, the blood is still flowing in Syria. The spiking of the observer mission to Syria has slow progress, because Syria uses the rights as a sovereign state to determine which observers are allowed into the country and which observers are not allowed to enter Syrian ground.

It was already made clear that observers from countries which are still boosting the violence in Syria are not allowed to travel to Syria. At this point it does not matter if these countries are boosting the violence and bloodshed in Syria openly or behind the curtains. Also the observers from countries which favor the so-called “Friends of Syria” are not allowed to enter Syrian ground, which is understandable. When one has such “friends”, he really does not need an enemy.

It is questionable whether the peace plan can be implemented in Syria, also because it does not seem like all Western governments are really interested in a decrease of the violence in this country of the Middle East and these Western governments even violate the peace plan by Kofi Annan.

The opinions on the possibility of the implementation of the six-point plan / peace plan by Kofi Annan in Syria differ sharply. While Kofi Annan, for example, seems to be cautiously positive and indicates that the ceasefire is already a good step in Syria, although Mr. Annan should know the real intentions of some Western governments and Gulf States like Qatar and Saudi Arabia,  the opinions in the United States are different.

A portion of the Member of Parliament in the U.S. sticks quite firmly on the peace plan by Mr. Kofi Annan, but there are also Member of Parliament who are convinced that the so-called six-point plan for Syria has already failed.

To say it clearly, they want to find a way to attack Syria or destroy it from within – a so-called destabilization, a part of a “regime change” plan.

Although Rasmussen has again stressed that NATO would not intervene militarily in Syria yesterday, the military component is sure still on the table behind the curtains. In addition to NATO, with the Gulf States like Qatar and Saudi Arabia and Turkey, there are also other ways to intervene militarily in Syria – based on false information, dubious intentions, questionable goals and geo-political interests.

It is really questionable whether the so-called “International Community” has really serious interests to solve the conflict in Syria politically, with the possibility that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Of course, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not really interested that the Alawite President stays in power in Syria. The Alawite leadership in Syria is a huge thorn in the eyes of the Qatari and Saudi regimes. Also, the increase in smuggling weapons from Lebanon speaks a different language, for example.

The dubious external Syrian opposition is still actively supported – financially and materially. The radical violent “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) is still celebrated in the West and the fanatic Islamists are down played by Western media – except it is about Salafists in European countries, for example. The one-sided coverage and the hypocrisy have reached an enormous level which is only to condemn. Propaganda, no journalism.

As long as the so-called “opposition” and its forces in Syria are supported with money and weapons, the truce has a hard stand in Syria. It is just logically, but it seems that some Western governments willfully misunderstand it. The conflict in Syria is stimulated again and again by foreign governments.

The opponents are always pushed up and supplied with the necessary things to fight and remain in Syria. The destabilization of Syria seems to be a masked goal of some Western governments and organizations. Not to mention the aims of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The one-sided criticism of the Syrian government supports terrorist activities and nourishes the soil of them. The fears that Islamists could undermine the conflict in Syria continue. It has already happened but parts of the truth are still masked by Western media and governments – for “good” reasons, of course. Propaganda purposes. Western media boosts the fear of Salafists in Europe, while Western governments are supporting them abroad. The same counts for the Muslim Brotherhood. The story of “moderate Islamists” is just a fairy tale. The situation in Syria is anything other than to be on a really hopeful way.

On Monday, 05.07.2012, the parliamentary elections should take place, in spite of the still fragile situation in Syria. The Muslim Brotherhood-head of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Ghalioun, based in Istanbul, as well as other dubious opponents and even the Kurds have announced to boycott the elections in Syria. Considering the statements of Kurdish organizations, it is just sad and they seem to miss the opinions of a lot of Kurds in several Syrian cities.

The Kurdish opposition wants to boycott the elections in Syria, because religious and sectarian parties are also banned in the new constitution for Syria. The Kurdish organizations / parties, not all are based in Syria, are largely against the Syrian government, but they are also against the external Syrian opposition in Istanbul, Turkey. Not only because of democratic aims and reasons, of course. These Kurdish parties pursue their own goals: the establishment of a Kurdish state. Although it seems they really forget about a lot of Kurdish people in Syria and the welfare and future of them.

Why they want to actually boycott the elections in Syria is not entirely clear and some are not able to understand these Kurdish parties. Of course, the typical argument is used and stated that these elections in Syria are only a farce, as previous elections. The Kurdish state seems to be in mind, without the thinking about the welfare of people and even Kurds; in the times of violent gangs, sectarian fanatics and religious radicals.

Some could also say that the so-called Syrian (external) opposition wants to boycott the elections in Syria because they do not have the huge majority of Syrians on their side. Although this is still “not fully reveal” by Western media, of course (Propaganda Purposes). Western media still tries to sell a different image about the situation; despite it seems that more and more Western people start to raise questions about the coverage and the truth.

Moreover, it should also be asked which so-called “opposition” is the real correct representation of the Syrian people in Syria.  There is no unified opposition in Syria, or even outside the country. There are many factions which even do not like each other.

How should one of them somehow be able to represent the interests of the Syrian people, also considering that no one has the majority of the Syrian people behind them? In addition it is questionable whether the holding of parliamentary elections in Syria is really clever at the moment. The Syrian government has decided this.

The election results in Syria will not change the attitude of Western governments against the Syrian government and the President Bashar al-Assad and it will not bring peace in this beautiful country. The Syrian population is torn, shocked and scared about the bloodshed, violence and the radical (armed) sectarian gangs, but also because of bad decisions by the Syrian government.

It will take a long time when Syria might be able to return to a kind of normality in the country. Perhaps more than just some years….

  1. Souri says:

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