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The world is running towards the Damascus killer

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We are starting to hear talk of the need for Syria to return to the embrace of the Arab states and to take its vacant seat in the Arab League after a seven-year absence. The League suspended Syria’s membership after the Assad regime lost its legitimacy due to the massacre of its people and destruction of the country. The oppressed Syrian Revolution is almost eight years old and those closest to Syria conspired against the revolution even before those further away. No revolution in the world has made as many sacrifices as in Syria; the people have sacrificed the blood of a million martyrs and hundreds of thousands have been either imprisoned in the Damascus killer’s prisons or turned into refugees.

However, some have overlooked this and are longing for the return of the killer Bashar Al-Assad to the Arab League after his “rehabilitation”. Who asked for this? Israel. It is no surprise, as the Assad regime under Bashar and his father before him has acted as a border guard for Israel. For over 45 years, not a single shot was fired by a Syrian soldier at the Israeli enemies occupying Syrian territory. Furthermore, when Israel attacks Syria with its planes and missiles — they once reached the presidential palace, and the latest (but not the last) was admitted by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week — there is no adequate response or retaliation. This is even more striking given the fact that Assad promotes himself as the only “resistance regime” in the Arab world; he claims that he will retaliate at the appropriate time, which is not yet.

Dead bodies of civilians are seen at the morgue of field hospital after Assad Regime’s airstrikes and ground attacks to the Hammuriya town in the Eastern Ghouta region of Damascus, Syria on 19 February 2018 [Abdul Moyeen Homs/Anadolu Agency]

According to Middle East Eye, there is a joint Gulf-Israeli plan to rehabilitate Assad and return him to the Arab League in order to marginalise the regional influence of Turkey and Iran. The news website also reported that Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen met secretly with senior intelligence officials from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt last month in order to discuss ways to confront Turkey’s influence in the Middle East. Cohen sees Turkey as the real threat and main potential........

© Middle East Monitor