Necessity for World Balance

There is no doubt that Russia’s involvement in the ongoing fight against terrorism in Syria has many positive aspects… underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In his recent interview with Russia 24 and Rossita Sevodnya, President Assad outlined that Russia is a superpower and has international duties and responsibilities.  These responsibilities serve the world and also, Russia and the Russian people. 

Russia has the choice of either playing the role of a superpower, or withdrawing into itself and becoming a very ordinary state, which would not be good for the world. 

In this context, the military presence in Syria is part of the framework of the global balance of power, because the world today is not governed by legal criteria, but rather by the criteria of power.  Therefore, the Russian power, from a military perspective, is necessary for balance in the world.

President Assad highlighted the pivotal role of Russia in fighting terrorism which has two sides: the first is moral and the second is legal, i.e. international law, because terrorism is supported by well-known states.  There is a third aspect, which is protecting Russian interests. 

This terrorism has no borders, no political borders. Today, it might be in Syria, but also in the farthest point in Asia. It might also exist in Europe, like the terrorist operations which happened in the past years; and it might also be in Russia, and you recall what happened over ten years ago, when terrorists kidnapped and killed innocent people in schools and theatres. 

Russia, through the role it’s playing, has the exact opposite vision of the West, which believes that international law is at odds with its interests; Russia believes that international law serves its own interests and also its joint interests with other countries. 

This very heroic role by Russia, invited by Syria, to help in fighting multi-national terrorism, is even more highlighted compared to US reckless occupation destructive roles.

 

Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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