The day before yesterday, Vesti.ru has aired a story by Anastasia Popova from the Syrian city of Homs. One thing in this report seems worth it to call again to mind:
At the end of this report, there is the talk that “some 10,000 armed men … have now crossed over the border from Lebanon and try to fight their way through on their way to Homs.”
The number could be first considered as a metaphor or the imagination of journalists, in order to end the report as effectively as possible. But the team of Vesti received the permission “from the very top” to report from the front lines in the Syrian city of Homs.
From the first man in the state (SN: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad). And for that reason “Vesti” received such information, which one is otherwise not able to simply make it public. So, one should treat this information very seriously, especially since there is such an information also from other sources like PressTV.
Ten thousand is a huge number for such a war. Here it is, however, even about, that there are 10,000 additional armed persons… in addition to the thousands in Homs, who are currently handled and were already handled.
This raises two fundamental questions. The first is the question about the organization. In fact, one has to deal here with a mobilization machinery of the West, which compensates the losses among the armed gangs, and smuggles further fighters, crowds under weapons, into Syria.
Yes, they are less trained than the Syrian army, but they are simply masses, and it is not a pity about them, because one is able to maintain these influxes practically endless.
For Syria, this means, that without a “counter-mobilization”, its battle-ready units will get worn down (wiped out) over time, their combat strength will wear out and also thins out in the face of these waves.
For the aggressors, it is like a shooting game with cheat code – no matter how strong the enemy is and what “level” he has, one is anyway able to get him down with time.
This is precisely the realization of the idea that war is actually a kind of rivalry between different organizational structures. The organization of the mobilization of the “insurgency” and the intervention is still stronger than that of the Syrian government.
The second is the question about the permeability of the Syrian borders. Without armed forces at the borders and without own “effectively” Syrian frontier protection, Syria is not able to react against this influx.
You are able to wipe out the infiltrated theatrical companies as quickly and efficiently, but if you do not lock the borders, so the entire efforts to wipe out the armed gangs are, if not pointless, but without a perspective that it will end ever – in the sense that this war has no end in sight.
However, the people will get tired of war, however, and to say it quite banal – the people will run out.
The only way to get out of the situation with this gloomy prospect: the closing of the borders and a mobilization.
The mobilization is not easy in terms of the fact, that one distributes weapons to the population, but in the sense of a real mobilization. Bashar al-Assad has recently acknowledged that Syria is in a war.
However, these remain empty words if they are not accompanied by measures, for example, a measure would be to put the country under the martial law (law of war).
Because it’s true – though the Syrian borders are not breached by armored spearheads, but anyway, for a given situation, a military response has to happen.
And a mobilization would be such an answer that would mean in concrete terms:
The economy switch to the war, a state of emergency and a mobilization would be such an answer that would mean in concrete terms: to switch the economy to the war, a state of emergency or martial law, military field courts, the judicial treatment of looters, bandits and traitors. Surely this is not humane. But it’s also war.
In the same level, there would be the answer to the question, what the objective allies of Syria could do and should do. These are Iran, China and Russia. Maybe also Belarus, which is probably already in the queue for an upcoming “democratization”.
Their job would be to deploy peacekeepers (sit venia verbo / pardon the word) and to secure the borders by the help of these peacekeeper units – also the border in the airspace. By such a measure one could let the Syrians be Syrians, because actual it is their very own duty to ensure law and order in the country. With secure borders, they can easily do this alone.
Nothing else, that would also be realistic at the same time, can solve the problem of what was mentioned in the last seconds of the report by Vesti.
These are even most important seconds of this article, everything else is – on all the undisputed authenticity – rather a little more adrenaline for the spectators, than it would deliver a great value of information.