The most important victory claimed by the “Axis of Resistance” in Syria is keeping President Bashar al-Assad as head of the regime as well as the victory against what they call “terrorism,” in reference to those who rebelled against the Assad regime and those who defected from the army. This is in addition to groups that the United Nations classifies as terrorist organizations.
In the coming days we will come to know how the real terrorist entities came into being and grew, and how, at the lowest level, they served as a flexible tool for the Assad regime and its allies to serve their agenda and demands, especially in becoming a convenient excuse for eliminating the entire Syrian opposition in many areas under its control.
No matter how much violence these terrorist organizations perpetrated, they cannot eclipse the horrors and terror of the Syrian regime and cannot offset the number of the civilians killed and displaced by the regime.
Victory here means the survival of Assad and his regime, with the power of Russian interference against the Syrian people from Aleppo to Damascus suburbs and along other Syrian territories. The proponents of the Resistance applauded the endurance of the Assad regime and its continuous killings. They proudly called Russian President Vladimir Putin “Abu Ali Putin,” overlooking the deep agreements between Russia and Israel.
They did even not view Israeli air raids on some Iranian sites or sites of militias affiliated with Iran as a Russian collusion with Israel. They were not provoked by the Israeli-Russian understandings regarding the organization of the Russian and Israeli air traffic in the Syrian airspace. Instead, the Resistance carries on with its cheap tune of taking the road from Aleppo, Homs, Darya, Palmyra and other cities and towns of Syria to Jerusalem.
Genocide against one’s population
This so-called victory means that Assad will continue being the head of the regime. Cities were ruined by the Resistance’s weapons, barrels and missiles, whether those launched by the Russian pilots, or those that were said to be destined for Jerusalem. This “Resistance,” however, has exposed its bloody and fatal reality to the Syrians. This Iranian generosity is only reserved for the Syrians as Iran’s rockets did not fall on any Israeli settlement and Israeli blood did not even flow in Iranian hymns.
The only victory achieved by the ‘Resistance’ axis is keeping Assad in powerAli Al-Amin
This so-called victory is the victory of a model that mastered the use of barrel bombs like none before it and that used chemical weapons. If it had a nuclear weapon, it wouldn’t have hesitated to use it against its people and not against Israel. This model is so well known that it has set an example to the capability of a ruling regime to delve into killing, torturing and suppressing prisoners to the extent that when the latter are released, they suffer from mental, psychological and physical problems.
The victor is the Resistance as represented by the term “Syria of Assad,” – a slogan that has stuck its fangs deep into the conscience of Syrians for decades and which still tears up their soul non-stop. This model is what won as the “Resistance” parties boast and say. The values and morals of the Resistance in governing people won. The Assad model, which has sent every strategic message of friendship to Israel, has won. Naturally, the latter is only interested in its strategic interests as its interests in Syria are only related to its security.
The party that can easily kill hundreds of thousands of its people has no problem in giving Israel whatever it wants as long as it can finish tightening its grip on the Syrian people. The proponents of the so-called “Road to Jerusalem,” which was used as a pretext for committing the most horrifying crimes, are bowing their heads against the interest of the enemy and selling off half of the Syrian people in exchange for the survival of Assad, participating in the displacement of millions, always under the slogan of the “road of Jerusalem.”
Hideous deals with Israel
The Resistance has finally achieved what it wanted with Assad staying in power. In fact, this is the most important victory achieved by the “Axis of Resistance.” Assad has stayed and the road to Jerusalem was closed. The road towards either Jerusalem or Golan is closed because of reforms in the pillars of the Syrian throne. The weapons of so-called Resistance will cut the hands of whoever reaches out for the Golan.
The Resistance that shed Syrian blood won’t dare today, even in the media, to confront the Israeli measures related to its security conditions through tens of kilometers of its northern border. Furthermore, there is an implicit coordination at least through Russia and other countries to give guarantees that the interests of Israel will not be harmed. The Resistance missiles are still pointed at Syrian cities and against the opponents of Assad, whether they are civilians or military. As for the Israelis, they are just a pretense used to complete a mission that won’t affect or harm them.
The Resistance model has won. Its morals and tyrannical example has won. Its missiles against those demanding freedom and dignified life and its destructive project have emerged victorious.
As for Palestine and the yarns of liberating it and emancipating Jerusalem from occupation, it is a story believed only by few. But today, after what has been done by the Resistance against the Syrians, I am certain that the best gift received by Israel is the Syrian ‘Nakba,’ which trumps the Palestinian ‘Nakba’ to the point that many Syrians wish that their regime and its prisons where they suffered death and misery were like Israeli occupation of Palestine and like Israeli prisons where the Palestinian revolutionaries were held. Assad’s gift to Benjamin Netanyahu is not only the Golan Heights, but the model of Resistance with its Assad and Soleimani identities.
This article is also available in Arabic.
Ali Al-Amin is a journalist based in Lebanon and is the Editor of news site Janoubia.com.