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The Forgotten Syria Crisis: How the World Profits Off of War

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For the past 6 years, ‘Syria’ had come to impute to fight and the interloper crisis. News about Syria rushed onto the front pages. The extinction of the country seized the imagination of people opposite the world. What was this fight about? How could a country – clearly fast – tumble so fast into the spiral of chaos? What about the millions of Syrians who were so fast private from their homes, hiding with family members inside Syria or rushing outward to interloper camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey?

All that is now changed. There is so little regard with the fight in Syria, with the assent negotiations and with the interloper crisis. Few news outlets frequently lift news of the ongoing crisis. There is some seductiveness in the cruel ‘Muslim Ban’ of the Trump administration. There has been an 83% dump in interloper admissions into the United States, with Syrian refugees probably banned from entrance into the country. Of the migrants that Trump’s administration has allowed in given October, 60% are Christian. This ‘Muslim Ban’ stays in the news, but not the specific problem of the Syrians who have fled their country.

Syria’s War.


Russian boss Vladimir Putin recently announced that the fight against ISIS has finished on both sides of the Euphrates River. Raqqa, the city that ISIS had done its capital, stays destroyed, with tens of thousands of unexploded bombs opposite the city. Turkey’s boss – Erdogan – has pronounced that the ISIS fighters have been evacuated to the Sinai Desert in Egypt, nonetheless Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa says that the ISIS fighters have now fled into Libya. The problems posed by ISIS have been exported from northern Syria to northern Africa.

Inside Syria, what stays is the deficient fight in the western side of Syria. The Syrian Army continues to make gains against the enervated positions of the Hay’at Tahir al-Sham (HTS), a arrangement that emerges out of al-Qaeda but has tried – over the past year – to be seen as a mainstream group. In new months, many hardline – mostly Saudi – preachers and leaders of HTS have been assassinated. This has been partial of HTS’s try to ‘Syrianize’ the group. This has enervated HTS, which has been removed from its categorical informal supporters – including Turkey. This inner campaign within HTS has irrational the organisation and allowed the Syrian Army to make fast gains against HTS – the last major armed organisation in Syria. It is not clear, either, that HTS will be means to mangle with al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda’s personality Ayman al-Zawahiri pronounced that the ‘jihad in the Levant’ is not the ‘jihad of Syria’ or the ‘jihad of Idlib.’ He wanted to explain HTS for his own agenda.

As the guns solemnly go wordless in Syria, the assent negotiations in Geneva continue. This week, the United Nations will horde the latest – eighth – turn of intra-Syrian assent talks. After a hiccup over the appearance of the Syrian government, it is now transparent that the assembly will take place. United Nations officials design that the categorical outcome will be the converging and maybe enlargement of the de-conflict zones – areas where the supervision and the antithesis have concluded to stop armed conflict.

Syrian Refugees

The predicament continues to hypnotize the lives of the Syrian people. Over 5 million Syrians have assimilated the vast interloper race in the world. Inside Syria, about 13 million people are in need. The UN pronounced progressing this year that 2016 was the misfortune year for children in the country. Three million children are not in school. Death tolls are unknown. Health caring stays threadbare. Life outlook has forsaken by fifteen years.

But, at the same time in Europe and the United States strident anti-refugee view – mostly against Muslim refugees – has been at a heat pitch. Last month, the UN Refugees Agency (UNHCR) warned that 10% of the Syrian refugees vital in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey are vulnerable. What is overwhelming is that in these 6 years, only 3% of the scarcely 5 million refugees that live in these 3 countries have been resettled in the West. Turkey has almost 3 million purebred Syrian refugees, while one in 5 people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. These countries have been impressed by the crisis.

It is loyal that over half a million Syrians have returned to Syria. As the fight solemnly winds down, Syrian refugees have returned to their homes or at slightest to the country. Most of those who have returned to Syria have come from Lebanon to the villages and towns of western Syria. The UN has pronounced that the conditions in the country is not prepared for repatriation. However, Hezbollah has guaranteed that the segment of the Qalamoun Mountains in western Syria is safe. This is where many of the Syrian refugees have returned.

Syria’s Future

Turkey has done it transparent that it no longer believes in the overpower of the supervision of Bashar al-Assad. Similar noises have been done by the United States and other Western countries. Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are now bustling with their own crises. Logistical and domestic support for the armed rebellion is now at its lowest lessen given 2011.

The domestic routine will continue as it becomes clearer that Assad will sojourn in power. But the problem will be reconciliation. Various domestic deals will need to be cut for the several Syrian factions to find a future for themselves inside Syria. This was transparent from the Saudi-hosted discussion of the Syrian antithesis last month. Whether the Syrian supervision – now flush with feat – will be prepared to make any concessions is unclear. Russia has plainly suggested to the Syrians that honesty to the antithesis is necessary.

The vultures have already begun to round around Syria for the contracts to refurbish the country. Iranian and Russian income will be available. Lebanese banks and Brazilian highway builders are prepared to bid for the luscious contracts. It will be critical for the Syrian people to be at the heart of the reformation process, not only the earthy reformation of the country but also of its politics.



Vijay Prashad is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (leftword.com) and the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is the author of 25 books, the many new ones being Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord, 2017) and The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016)His columns seem at AlterNet every Wednesday.

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