The first months of this year marked a significant turning point in the process of normalization between regimes in the region. Between Turkey and the many Arab regimes that were in conflict with it, as well as between Iran and Saudi Arabia. This was accompanied by the acceleration of the process of normalization of Arab regimes with the Syrian regime, and the accompanying arrival of Arab officials to Damascus, and officials of the latter to a number of Arab capitals. This gives the policy of normalizing the region’s regimes with the ruling regime in Damascus a serious and lasting character. This normalization was necessitated by further preparatory procedures for a meeting that is likely to be held between the heads of the Turkish and Syrian regimes after the announcement of the results of the upcoming Turkish elections.
The reservations of a minority number of Arab regimes to return the Syrian regime to the bosom of the Arab League do not mitigate the fact that the Syrian regime has returned to the framework of the official Arab regional order to a large extent, and its return to the Arab League will have a more symbolic and formal character than actual one.
This is taking place In the context of what our newspaper has already pointed out, In the sense that the ongoing global conflict between imperialists is pushing regional states to freeze their conflicts while waiting for the new image of the world order to emerge. In addition, the regimes in our region are doing their best to avoid any revolution that might put their power in danger, and they are facing great difficulties in doing so, because the causes and motives of the popular revolutions that broke out about a decade ago have not yet been resolved, but have worsened, and the regimes’ nightmare of revolutions will permanently be present.
The reactions of some Syrian opposition forces and intellectuals to the ongoing normalization process with the Syrian regime were limited to issuing statements and petitions begging the Arab regimes not to normalize with the Syrian regime, because it is a “criminal” regime who killed its own people, as if other Arab regimes had not done so. Forgetting that the regimes do not deal with emotional statements and speeches, but with interests, and that all Arab regimes, like the Syrian regime, are hostile to their people, and the difference between them is limited to the of their victims.
Also, the regime’s media and its loyalists believe that the Assad regime has won, and that this normalization will improve the conditions of the majority of Syrians exhausted by war, oppression, hunger and destitution.
But actually he truth is quite the opposite: what “victory” are they talking about while the country is divided, and while Syrians are suffering displacement and misery. The best example of how this regime is incapable of change and unable to improve the conditions of Syrians is what it recently did with the humanitarian aid that arrived to the regimes’ areas after the earthquake, and how the regime took over the aid and traded them for some individuals’ benefits. Such a regime that violates the sovereignty of the Syrian people over their land, summons the occupiers, and steals it’s people’s bread, is a regime that is not qualified at all neither to restore the unity of the country nor to reform itself, let alone to improve the conditions of the Syrians.
At the same time, the autonomous administration in northern and eastern Syria issued a declaration expressing their view of a democratic political solution that would lead Syria out of the current disaster.
This announcement constituted an important event, as it affirmed the general Syrian (national) character of the Autonomous Administration project and its commitment to a solution that achieves a peaceful democratic transition, the unity of Syria’s land and people, and the return of all displaced persons to their homes, which allows the integration of Syrian forces into the defense system of the future democratic regime.
This initiative constitutes a pivotal event, which receives our support, and we call for its adoption as the interim alternative political position in the face of the path of rotting the Syrian situation, instead of lamenting and begging as many groups inside the Syrian opposition.
The Syrian people need to reorganize themselves and their democratic and leftist political forces, as the major challenges are still ahead of us and not behind us, and our party stands firmly in the midst of this conflict in defense of the interests of the Syrian people everywhere.
The Revolutionary Left Current In Syria