A Message to Secretary of State, John Kerry!

 Mr. secretary of State, John Kerry, you went overseas to fight in Vietnam for your country's sake, as you claimed, what about our own legitimate right to defend ourselves on the very Syrian territory against the extremist terrorists, some of whom were even enlisted by the State Department on terrorism list. Your Excellency, it is indeed as you have recently put it accurately: ""What I do know is that there are a lot of weapons there," "There are people in the Gulf, and you know who they are, who are not hesitating to provide weapons. And that's one of the reasons, together with the fact that al-Nusra has been introduced to the equation that the movement on the ground is faster than the movement in the politics."

Syria, the peace-loving country, which you have earlier visited several times, is in need for some US carrots, and never more for unjustified sticks and sanctions. The US Administration of President Obama took the right decision by turning down  Pentagon leaders and former Secretary Clinton and CIA's recommendation to arm the foreign-backed extremists fighting and slaughtering the Syrians. Expectedly in presence of a veteran secretary of State, no orders would be given to the armed men as not to surrender weapons and as not to accept dialogue with the Syrian Government, supported by the majority of the Syrians.

Mr. Kerry, the majority is encouraged by your recent statements to help in solving the ongoing crisis by "peaceful means", as well as by your pledge "to work for peace". Terrorism , defined according to  the US yearly congress report, as the "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience," is unabated against  Syria, which according to a statement in 2002 by US State Department official, Richard W. Erdman, the chief State Department specialist for Syria, "saved American lives," in the aftermath of September 11 terrorist attacks! Hopefully, Mr. Secretary of State,  that you will work as to change your predecessor's statements before the 2-day US  House of Appropriations Committee on April 24-25, 2009: ''let`s remember here… the people we are fighting today we funded them twenty years ago…and great, let them come from Saudi Arabia and other countries, importing their Wahabi brand of Islam.''

Unfortunately, your remote controlled ewes and new Ottomans have turned almost all of the Middle East into a bloodbath minefield, where to every terrorist and extremist is sent for jihad! The majority does live in fear! Sir, it is unbearable nightmare once the people of this sacred region are slaughtered  like sheep at the hands of the most notorious terrorists, among whom many were set free from prisons in return for jihad! They are but the hired killers of modern century. The majority is indeed in waiting for your promised evaluation of '' new options to halt Syria's civil war'', lest it would be indeed a "civil war" burning all people of the region. Indeed, the majority is waiting for your " steps, if any, diplomatic particularly" in "an effort to try to reduce that violence and deal with that situation." It is encouraging that two thirds of the Syria Times' poll respondents replied positively that  your designation could contribute positively to a change in US foreign policy.

Hopefully Mr. Kerry's new political approach isn't only to curb the warmongers inside the US Administration, like Senator John McCain, but to contribute further to halting whatever support to terrorists. Syria, given your past judgment, is moving and changing. Syria, which you described in  April 2010, following your meeting with H.E. President Bashra Al-Assad in Damascus as “an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region'' is ever ready to play this role; the ongoing is but to protect and safeguard such a role, without which the entire region would be but fertile for every extremism and terrorism. Mr. secretary of State, you very well know that Syria, who has been ''very generous'' with you in the past, is more than happy to cooperate for peace, stability and security.

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim