Marking Russia Day, the Russian Embassy in Damascus held a reception in which Russian Ambassador said that since the crisis began in Syria, Russia has been exerting intensive efforts towards a political settlement.
The reception was stressing that Russia never counted on any alternative to the political solution for the crisis, and that the sending of Russian forces to Syria is a calculated step seeking to encourage all sides to adopt the peaceful option. Russia also, the ambassador continues, provides economic and humanitarian support for the Syrian people.
Assad political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban said that the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin are an example of honesty in fighting terrorism.
While the Russian jets are targeting civilians in Idlib and other places in Syria perpetrating the most hideous massacres ever in history, Russian and Assad diplomats are celebrating and saying that Russia is after a political settlement in Syria.
From Russia’s viewpoint, political settlement means bolstering Assad and killing any Syrian who might be against him.
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If Russia was after political settlement, why did it send all those forces to Syria? Why is it perpetrating massacres killing innocent civilians indiscriminately? Why did it bombard Syria instead of exerting pressure on Assad to stop killing Syrians? Why did it ciolate every suggested truce? (ironically, truces were suggested by Russia). Why did it refuse to implement a truce in Ramadan and continued its carnages claiming the lives of thousands of Syrians?
Is this the peace Russia wants to impose on Syrians? Does peace come from killing people, imprisoning and displacing them?
Claiming that Russia provides economic and humanitarian support for the Syrian people is another show off by Russia. Russia pretended to be delivering aid while in fact it, together with Assad regime forces, was denying access of aid to people in need and those who are besieged by Assad. The economic support Russia provided so far has one aim; strengthening Assad against Syrians. It is supporting Assad financially and militarily strengthening him to further kill Syrians.
The whole world is invited to see the example Bouthaina Shaaban set for honesty; it is Vladimir Putin!
How can Putin, Shaaban’s and his diplomats’ peace-maker answer the Idlib man who just yesterday lost his four kids and his wife in a joint Russian- Assad airstrike?! Are those kids terrorists in Putin’s eyes?
This mouthpiece with her example shows the extent of hypocrisy the Assad regime practices.
Is Putin fighting terrorism? Are those Syrians being killed by his jets terrorists? Why does not Putin send his jets to kill ISIS fighters?
Putin is the best example of terrorism and criminality; he is targeting Syrians, killing and starving them to make them accept the peace his own way. Peace, from Putin’s viewpoint, means keeping silent and succumbing to Assad’s brutality and despotism.
Adam Harb, Orient News