By: Dr. Mahmoud al-Irk
After more than five years of the horrible disaster that has befallen our homeland Syria, a good reader of the scene does not need great efforts to conclude what foreign hands, that have tampered with our lives and society ,and how much money has been pumped, and incitement broadcast by huge media machines , made of us what we are now .
However, in spite of all deaths , destruction and terrorism that struck our country and stitched its teeth and claws in her body, Inter-Syrian dialogue among the Syrians remain the solution to end this tragedy and ward off further deterioration toward more severe disasters at various levels.
When, we at MSA see in the dialogue as a sole solution, recognizing dilemmas and obstacles encountering it , nevertheless, we insist on making dialogue and emphasize the need to create all ways to provide it a success , for the satisfaction of all Syrians, regardless to their affiliations and differences.
A successful dialogue necessitates debating all pertinent ideas , and furnishing a national environment, shaped by the will of the people of the homeland , taking into account that there are numerous issues in various fields that must be put to dialogue, compelling public debate , that we fundamentally disagree upon .
The current circumstances impose a major problem regarding the topics of dialogue that can be expressed in two folds. First: the security situation which is linked to the need to confront terrorism and its organizations , taking into account , time , effort and sacrifices needed to this effect, addition to the need to deal with a lot of controversial issues relating to various political, social, and cultural rights , starting with the right to life, so as achieving humanitarian objectives of various forms of freedom.
The second part of the problem lies in the fact, that we are all witnessing a fierce and destructive war that threatens our existence as a state and society, a matter which requires, according to certain opinions, to postpone the debate on the issue of rights until existential risks that threaten us are overcome .
Perhaps what might constitute an additional obstacle to the success of the inter- Syrian dialogue lies in what we see clearly of foreign interference and desperate attempts to impose a trusteeship on the Syrians by the large number of world powers, a matter that should be viewed and searched in depth.
Another obstacle to the success of the inter-Syrian dialogue, is the absence of real trust between the ruling authority, on the one hand and the opposition, on the other, and doubts resulting from practices of both parties in light of the absence of effective transparency.
Thereby, national opposition has to come up with a balanced national project / State Project / to give an integrated vision and answer all questions and provide correct alternatives for what the national opposition opposes and rejects.
Such an alternative vision and project stands versus to what has been proposed by other parties, including the so-called (external opposition), which, in majority, put themselves in suspicious positions identical to opinions and proposals with those of countries and forces that have been hostile to Syria and which worked , by supporting, financing and sponsoring terrorism to destroy our country and its infrastructure and kill and displace hundreds of thousands of our people, besides their complete subjugation to those funders and sponsors .
Despite all these difficult and complex problems, circumstances and indicators confirm that there is no solution other than dialogue. A responsible, open and frank dialogue in which everyone takes part away from the malicious and vindictiveness .
We, in Mother Syria Assembly believe that this dialogue will eventually produce and yield solutions for the interests of all the people of Syria, which can’t be built by the predominance of one party over the other.
Syria is the mother of all of us , and it’s time, that we have to get back to our senses before it is too late.