As I sit and watch from the confines of my room how confusion, hunger, and the spilling of innocent bloods ravage Syria, I get confused by the day on what the fate of Syria will be.
Although we know there have been several talks to find a resolution to the conflict in Syria. It becomes more challenging as countries openly declare what their stand is on the matter.
I have watched analyst, commentators speak on the matter, but as the day goes by, it becomes clear that even the world finds it as a tough one to make a final resolution as regards the conflict. Some have argued that helping the opposition means empowering the Islamic brotherhood that sometimes could act extremely in their ways.
Using Egypt and Libya as examples the intervention of the western world to crush the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarack of Egypt and Colonel Muammar Gadafi of Libya was a worthy one. Except for the fact that the world doesn’t know if such intervention would be classified as a worthy cause going by the recent happenings in such regions.
The rise of the Islamic brotherhood in these regions grew so rapidly after the removal of these dictators that ruled these countries for years. The world could refer to them as dictators; but they were able to curb terrorism. No one heard of the Islamic brotherhood, as these so called dictators were always ready to crush any opposition that arises.
Now that they are out of power, terrorism has increased tremendously in these regions. Â And these regions have now become a threat to the world peace. As these groups move from one country to another to fight for a cause they strongly believe in.
The Islamic militant act of terrorism was seen in the 2012 Bengahzi attack. On the evening of September 11, 2012 when they attacked the American diplomatic compound in Bengahzi Libya, killing U.S Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S foreign service information management officer Sean Smith. Several hours after, the a second assault targeted a different compound about one mile away, killing two CIA contractors,Â Tyrone S. WoodsÂ andÂ Glen Doherty.Â Ten others were also injured in the attacks.
After these attacks, many have opined that the world might watch Syrians slaughter themselves without an intervention for the control of power because the world peace is more important than handing over power to Islamic militant.
When the crisis began in 2011, The United States was on the side of the moderate rebel of the free Syrian Army. But the U.S had to disengage their help when different Islamic groups took over the cause of the free Syrian Army. The Islamic militant group called ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) inside Syria took over some of the free Syrian Army by either converting them to their own cause of killing them.
This drew the attention of the UAE and other neighbouring countries. On September 22, 2014, the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates began to strike targets of theÂ Islamic State of Iraq and the LevantÂ (ISIL) inside Syria. While the United States is speaking against every form of de-humanitarian treatment by the Assad government. Russia is acting otherwise by increasing its military support for President Bashar al-Assad to crush his opposition.
Against the position of the United States and other European countries who believe in interventionism in ending the war in Syria. China claims to be playing non-interference in Syria’s internal war. Yet, they go behind encouraging PresidentÂ Bashar al-Assad’sÂ government to crush every opposition. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China joined Russia to veto six Western resolutions on the Syrian issue during the period from 2011 to 2013.
China claims her role in Syria is to actively promote multilateralism, coordination and cooperation between the major world powers.
If what China claims to be doing is true, then it means what is happening in Syria is beyond the struggle of the free Syrian Army. But, it’s a political affray between Russia and the U.S. The Islamic militants only want to use it as an opportunity to seize power. Then what will be the fate of Syria, because this doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon.