by Jonathan Azaziah
One of the greatest lies of the entire conspiracy against the Syrian Arab Republic, if not the single most ubiquitous and oft-repeated lie of all, is that the Syrian Arab Army is a predominantly Alawi force and that it really operates more like a “sectarian militia” or a “gang of shabiha” than a national military. And whilst anyone who considers himself or herself pro-Syria has debunked this falsehood with such repetition that it has become a central talking point for putting sleeping lemmings through the class of “Understanding The Conspiracy Against Syria 101”, we nevertheless continue to say it over and over again that the SAA is not sectarian, nor is it minoritarian. The SAA is in fact mostly Sunni, as Syria itself is mostly Sunni, as well as multi-communal, with all types of Syrians from all walks of life comprising the lower and upper ranks of the righteous institution, as Syria is the most pluralistic country in our region. This truth shines particularly bright in the wake of the massacre that the American regime committed against Syrian soldiers in Deir Ezzor. There were Sunnis, Shi’a, Alawis, Druze and Christians among those martyred and wounded, and their origins can be traced back to every corner of Syria, from the smallest villages to the grandiose lights of the provincial capitals.
If the Syrian Arab Army was nothing more than Bashar al-Assad’s private sectarian mercenary force, why would these soldiers be sent to “far-flung” Deir Ezzor? Why wouldn’t they be sent to say, predominantly Druze Sweida? Or the besieged Shi’a towns of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya in Idleb to finally wage a battle for liberation? Or merely left in the capital to further enforce the security of “the regime”? Why? The answer, while rhetorical to an almost infuriatingly obvious degree to the likes of us, still needs to be spit at the braindead like a rapidfire rhyme. The Syrian Arab Army, in all its multi-communal glory, fights for all of Syria and for every Syrian. Its “sect” is Syrian. Its “religion” is Syria itself. And its doctrinal dogma is “resistance on Syria’s behalf”. These soldiers fight for a united Bilad al-Sham and they die for that very same principle. So much Zionist propaganda has been tossed into the information stream but even after such a horrific tragedy, the fitnah hasn’t and will not take place in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In that same spirit, as we observe the fast-paced fighting throughout Aleppo, where fierce clashes are ongoing between various US-backed “moderate” terrorist gangs and the Syrian Arab Army working side-by-side with Palestinian paramilitary organization Liwa Al-Quds, we see another oft-repeated lie, that the majority of Syrian-Palestinians either remained “neutral” or backed the “revolution”, eviscerated. The presence of Liwa Al-Quds in the recent victories at Handarat Refugee Camp and Al-Kindi Hospital as well as the rapid, lightning-like advancement in other key Aleppo City districts, sends that false narrative spiraling into oblivion indeed. The important battlefield contributions of Qouwat al-Jalil, the PFLP-GC, Fatah al-Intifada, the Palestine Liberation Army (Palestinian wing of the SAA) and the Palestinian members of the NDF add further credence to this truism. Most Syrian-Palestinians in fact, like most Syrians generally speaking, are supporters of President Assad, and whether it is through the sacrifices they’ve made in the armed struggle against Zio-soawned Takfirism or the giant pro-Assad demonstrations seen as recently as a couple of months ago in the city-camps of Jaramana, Handarat, Latakia, Nayrab–where some of the finest olives and pistachios in the world are grown–and Khan Dannoun, the evidence is on bold, beautiful and bright display for those who are examining the Syrian theater from a perspective untainted by the Zionist media.
Everything is brought full-circle when we look at the other ethnicities, faiths and sects who make up Syria’s pluralistic fabric. The aforementioned Druze of Sweida, as well as the Druze of the occupied Golan Heights–who famously burned an ‘Israeli’ occupation military ambulance carrying Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists last summer–have remained firmly on the side of the Syrian Arab Army and have given many martyrs via their participation in the Mouqawamist activities of the NDF. The Syrian-Circassians, who are predominantly Sunni and have been in Syria for nearly 200 years, stand with President Assad. The Syrian Turkmen, in spite of small groups of traitors selling their souls to the FSA and essentially becoming auxiliaries of the Turkish regime, also stand overwhelmingly with Damascus. The Kurds who do not participate in the chauvinistic, balkanizing, pro-‘Israel’ activities of the PYD/YPG also support the Syrian government and proved so earlier this year when they, alongside their fellow Hasakah neighbors, rejected collaborator Salih Muslim’s Zionist “federalization” scheme.
The Syrian-Armenians, who suffered terrible losses this past Friday when Takfiri terrorists shelled western Aleppo and murdered 13 innocents, including several children, and wounded 41 more, are an integral part of the SAA-NDF military nexus and also represent a significant support base for the Syrian government. The Lebanese-Syrians, who were driven from their homeland when the usurping Zionist entity launched the 2006 July War, have unbroken solidarity with Dr. Assad and are playing a key role in the SSNP, which has offered sacrifices in Latakia, Qalamoun and Aleppo, among other vital regions. The Assyrians, whose presence in the land of Bilad al-Sham dates back not mere centuries but several millennia and who can genuinely be referred to as the “original Syrians”, are among the fiercest fighters of the NDF and their backing of Damascus has been critical in staving off the “regime change” plot. And then there are the Syrian-Iraqis, who formed the Abou Fadhl al-Abbas (A.S.) Brigade–which was later joined by Iraqis from Kufa, Karbala, Samarra, Kazimiyeh and elsewhere–to protect the Sayyeda Zaynab (A.S.) shrine in a show of unequivocal support to the Syrian state that opened its arms and doors to us when the Anglo-Zionist invasion drove us from our ancient birthplace.
This is Syria. Sunni, Shi’a, Alawi, Druze, Christian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Arab, Assyrian, Circassian, Armenian, Turkmen and Kurd, standing in unison against perhaps the largest, most intricate conspiracy that Empire Zionica has ever waged against a Global South state. And the asinine Colonialist French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dares accuse Dr. Assad of trying to “break up Syria”? ‘Israeli’ and Zionist-funded Western think tanks–too many to count really–dare say that “the Assad regime” is trying to “carve out Alawite enclaves”?! How dare they! It is the Turkish regime which has Neo-Ottoman designs on northern Syria, i.e. partition; it is the cancerous ‘Israeli’ entity which has “Greater Israel” designs on all of Syria and southern Syria especially, i.e. partition; and it is the American ZOG, following the Zionist blueprints of “Clean Break” and Oded Yinon’s “A Strategy For ‘Israel’ In The 1980s”, which is seeking to disconnect Raqqa and Deir Ezzor from the Syrian body, i.e. partition.
In contrast, it is Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian Arab Army which he commands, his allies from Hizbullah, Iran, Iraq and Russia, and the Syrian people of every faith and every creed who have resisted and prevented partition from manifesting. And when this struggle is over, and Syria is rebuilt from the ground up, it is not the Takfiri barbarity and the ‘Israeli’-NATO-GCC-spawned destruction, but this multi-ethnic, multi-communal beauty, this gorgeous, sublime, almost-poetic pluralism, which will be remembered. For in spite of the staunchest of efforts put into play by Earth’s Most Evil, Syria held together! Syria held together! All praises due to Almighty God, Syria held together… And won.