Syria’s Constitutional Committee meets for second round in Geneva

Representatives of the Syrian government and opposition gathered in Geneva for a second round of meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

The 45 members of the small drafting body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee arrived at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to resume their discussions on a new constitutional arrangement for Syria.

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria said that it would continue work with the Syrian Constitutional Committee this week. Geir Pedersen said: “This launch was a sign of hope for the Syrian people and a chance for the Syrian parties to begin a direct dialogue they lead and own on the future of a broken country.”

The Committee consists of 150 participants, with 50 each from the Government, the opposition, and civil society.

 

The US should get out of Syria

U.S. troops have no strategic reason to be in Syria. If they stayed any longer they would only be sucked in deeper – if they tried to impose a sort of peace, they would be attacked by all sides.

There is a good time to stop. Were there a way in which a US army could swiftly bring peace and concord to northern Syria it might be different. There is none. Nothing in the modern history of the Middle East – not the Taliban or the Saddam or so-called ‘Assad regime’ – has equalled the horror unleashed by the US’s “wars of 9/11”.

Trump has already confessed that the goal of his occupation forces in Syria was looting the oil. “American forces are in Syria for oil only” Trump said, undermining, on the one hand, all the attempts by officials of his administration to cover up the real reason for the illegal US military presence and revealing, on the other hand, the biggest purpose behind Washington’s interventions and keenness to prolong the crisis in Syria.

Washington’s hidden ends behind the lies of counter-terrorism are no longer hidden after Trump’s decision to keep his occupation forces in the oil fields areas of northeastern Syria.

Baghdadi, Le Mesurier, west’s terrorist tools liquidated to hide their crimes in Syria

Days after the United States announced the liquidation of leader of ISIS terrorist organization Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, western media outlets announced the death of the founder of the so-called “White Helmets”, former British intelligence officer James Le Mesurier, who was found dead near his house in Istanbul within suspicious circumstances.

The news of the death of Le Mesurier, reported by UK’s “The Independent” newspaper, was absolutely not strange as it came a few days after the Russian Foreign Ministry has unveiled Le Mesurier’s connection to al-Qaeda terrorist organization and called on the British government to explain his suspicious relation with the terror group.

Some analysts described the death of Le Mesurier as part of a campaign aiming at liquidating the west’s terrorist tools after their criminal role in Syria has ended.

The “White Helmets” group, which has been a tool to implement the conspiracy scheme against Syria, was established in Turkey in 2013 with British and US funding.

It enjoyed wide western media coverage through which sponsors and supporters of terrorism in Syria have tried to give the group’s activities a fake “humanitarian nature”.

However, evidence as well as facts and images from the ground emerged to belie these claims and prove that this group is a terrorist platform that supports the activities of other terrorist groups of different names.

Since its emergence in Syria’s events, the White Helmets restricted its activities within the terrorists-held areas to back the terrorists’ criminal activities under the pretext humanitarian work.

The western propaganda has promoted the White Helmets as a humanitarian group to mislead the world public opinion.

The videos, circulated by the “White Helmets” which helped the terror group deceive the world public opinion, have been proved to be fabricated and nothing more than a false flag in which the victims are repeatedly used in different incidents and places.

These fabrications have proved that the “White Helmets” is a terrorist tool used by Washington and its partners in the terrorist aggression on Syria to fabricate and publish misleading reports and images about alleged humanitarian incidents in order to win the sympathy of the world public opinion and to be a platform for military action on Syria, particularly concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons which has been repeated over the past years to serve the conspiracy on Syria.

Returning to the death of the White Helmets’ Le Mesurier, one can get a clearer image of events. After the role of al-Baghdadi has finished for Washington, launching an operation to eliminate the terrorists who can uncover their close links to western powers, seems logical.

Observers can conclude several reasons for the suspicious death of Le Mesurier. This suspicious way of death serves the goals of those who brought Le Mesurier to light, because, first of all it seems like his role has ended just like al-Baghdadi, his partner in terrorism. Second, with his death, the secrets about his close connections to Washington or different terrorist organizations are buried. Third, the evidence proving the crimes of the United States and its partners in Syria is eliminated. In addition, Le Mesurier’s death came while the US administration lead by Trump is introducing itself as a fighter against terrorism for purely political purposes that go in parallel with the accountability procedures to impeach Trump and the approach of the US Presidential elections in 2020.

The killing of the two international terrorists, Le Mesurier and al-Baghdadi, doesn’t in any way indicate the end of Washington’s aspirations and interventionist policies in the region. Rather, it may mark the start of a new era to achieve other goals with the help of new tools, because the US and Western intelligence bodies can create other tools or puppets under different names to serve implementing their agendas.

A quick look who’s who in the Syrian conflict

The final phases of the Syrian conflict are playing out in northern Syria today. The US illegal occupation in northeastern Syria started in 2015 under the pretext of confronting and defeating Islamic State but continued and expanded in 2017 to destabilize the legitimate Syrian government. US boosted all kind of activities including support of terrorists’ organizations in Syria with the aim to totally destroy peace in Syria, end the rule of legitimate President Bashar al-Assad and take Syrian oil fields under its control.

What about Russia? In January 2017, Russia took the diplomatic steps, initiating its own peace process through a series of summits held in the Kazakh capital of Astana. This process brought together the Syrian government, Iran and Turkey together with Russia and quickly supplanted the Geneva II talks as the most viable vehicle for achieving a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict. By directly linking diplomatic talks with the fighting on the ground, the Astana process had a relevance that Geneva II lacked. Russia recognized the territorial integrity of the Syrian nation and Bashar al-Assad as the legitimate leader of Syria. The Astana process was lengthy and experienced its share of ups and downs. But today it serves as the foundation of a peace process that, unlike any of its predecessors, has a real chance of success. The formation of the Committee of Discussing the Constitution was another step made towards peace conclusion of the Syrian conflict. The Committee started its session’s end of October, 2019 in Geneva with the participation of 150 members who represent the delegation which is supported by the Syrian Government, the delegation of other parties and the delegation of the civil society as each of them includes 50 members evenly.

Without any doubt the Russian accomplishments in Syria deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Russian diplomats and leaders who oversaw the effort to forge peace from the furnace of war, Russian military police whose actions in Syria embody the very definition of humanitarian peacekeeping – all deserve it.