Proxy War in Syria
It is becoming evident that the uprising in Syria is a Proxy War among the various power groups. The latest pleading by the US-subservient Arab League to President Bashar al-Assad to accept a safe passage is part of the campaign to establish Zionist Hegemony in the region. Some experts also say that toppling of Asad is aimed at proving that Iran is moving towards isolation.
While different analysts/experts may have diversified opinions it is difficult to ignore Iranian point of view. According to Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran’s armed forces the US plot against Syria is primarily aimed at creating a safe zone for Israel, the occupiers of al-Quds. They are seeking to bring Wahhabis to power in Syria with the help of certain regional countries and through sending armed mercenaries and terrorists to the country, he said.
Russia has been pleading an international meeting on Syria and insisting that sanctions or military intervention would only aggravate the already complicated situation. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov had said, “Our logic is that it is not necessary now to apply additional pressure rather than introducing sanctions or use the threat of force. Gatilov said Iran should be asked to participate and use its influence on Syria as it could play a more constructive role in seeking ways to resolve the Syrian conflict.
But Russian stance is being taken as eagerness to maintain its firmest Middle East foothold and stop the West pushing governments from power. Earlier Russia had used its UN Security Council veto and other tools to protect President Bashar from coordinated condemnation and sanctions.
Some analysts say Syria is not only the scene of a challenge between secular and Islamist figures, but has also given rise to more profound groupings at regional and international levels. At a regional level, Syrian developments have fanned the flames of sectarianism in the region with Saudi Arabia and Qatar taking sides with the Islamist figures, while Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah are supporting the ruling secular elements.
At international level, the situation in Syria has prompted Russia and China to support President Bashar that is trying to maintain the existing secular situation. Deployment of political forces at international level has become so serious that it has led some experts to believe that Syrian crisis can lead to a new Cold War and establishment of a new world order. They go to the extent of saying that situation in Syria may even lead to rearrangement of political power poles within unipolar and multipolar frameworks.