Commitment to Geneva Communiqué

Commitment to Geneva Communiqué and Secretary Kerry's announcement of an additional $123 million in non-lethal assistance to al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria are among the conclusions of Yesterday's Istanbul Enemies of the Syrian People Conference. To what extent such a commitment to Geneva would match with the more of US aid and funneled weapons. Actually, Istanbul's second conference, following a series of upsets and failures of previous like conferences, including those held in Tunisia, Istanbul, Paris, Marrakesh, Tokyo, and Rome, contribute but to the more of blood shedding, misery and agony of the Syrians.

In fact,  the drastic decrease of the numbers of participating countries in such conferences, not to mention the catastrophic impacts of the daydreaming of those who sold themselves to Lucifer, made it clear that those who lack popular support on the ground are but much ado about nothing. Tens of the countries which left the said group did recognize the consequences of their participation in supporting terrorists in Syria. The Syrian Hero Army pursuit of terrorists on the ground is unabated and will continue to purge the Syrian sacred soil from their evil.    

If the priority was to end the crisis in Syria, Commitment to Geneva Communiqué, the most of its articles are entailed in the Syrian Government Executive Plan for Political Solution in Syria, as outlined by H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad in his landmark January 6th speech, should be not only  in words, but in deeds and concrete measures on the ground, within the framework of unconditional dialogue.  Hopefully the modifications of yesterday Istanbul's conference aren't cosmetic, but  in genuine commitment to Geneva Communiqué.

A massing up of US troops nearby the Syrian borders do not help in this regard. If a foolish act is committed, even by mistake, , the only winner will be al-Qaeda; and all the rest will be the losers. Good was the fact that the recent statements by Russia's veteran foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov  in Turkey that  efforts to isolate one side in the conflict would wreck the chances of a negotiated solution, had been paid heed for. After all, and as Minister Lavrov underscored, so-called friends of the Syrian People conferences had so far had a negative influence on implementing a 2012 Geneva accord. Hopefully, the aspired-to by Lavrov pragmatism would help to set up a successful dialogue between the different parties.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim