The hunger of nations, the hunger of men, the subjugation of the people, the glory of nations past, the fortunes of doom beating on impoverished drums, a nation of want, a nation at war, the human cry, man is fallen upon the earth, the church in shadows… On the Church Steps by Dominic Mance © 2017
The CIA has had a strategy to topple the Syrian regime for decades dating back to the rule of the current president’s father, Hafez al-Assad, and state players including, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the EU have aligned themselves with the United States as Western main stream media has been actively working to build international support to provide diplomatic cover to exploit pro-interventionist Syrian policy by using the recent so-called sarin gas attack as a pretext for imposed regime change.
In his latest interview, President Assad stated that it is the United States that has been leading the effort to destabilize Syria then went on to describe the political dynamic at play as President Trump begins his term in office:
“So actually, this is the first proof that it’s not about the President in the United States, it’s about the regime, and the deep state or the deep regime in the United States is still the same; it doesn’t change. The President is only one of the performers of their theater. If he wants to be a leader, he cannot; because, as some say, he wanted to be leader, Trump wanted to be leader, but every President there, if he wants to be [the] real leader, he later is going to eat his words, swallow his pride, if he has pride at all, and make a 180 degree U-turn, otherwise he will pay the price politically.”
He went on to say that as long as the United States is governed by the military-industrial complex, financial institutions and banks and works for the vested interest of the deep regime, Syria remains under threat of another attack.
And here is a message from a Catholic nun who has lived amongst the people of Syria for over twenty years, Mother Agnes Miriam de le Croix, as she speaks truth to the powers that be:
“Leave the Syrian people alone, you are not bringing anything but death, fear, instability, with your big declarations and with your big assemblies, also with your big powers. Leave the Syrian people alone, enough is enough. Leave those people and stop!”
And in shell-shocked ruminations, still elegant, humble yet unbowed, "A Rose in the Desert" and First Lady of Syria, Asma al-Assad, head high braved her spine and eloquently spoke of the protracted conflict:
“In every home in Syria, there is a sadness that pervades and ours is no different. There is not one family in Syria that has not lost a loved one. Today parents are attending the funerals of their children rather than their weddings. Grandparents are having to come out of retirement to care for their grandchildren and the number of single parent families multiplies every single day.”
And later in the interview, mustering some yet untapped resource from deep inside, perhaps an unshed tear, this pillar of strength, still dignified confides, “I am saddened by the loss of every child.”
This writer is not unawares that Syria is not a friend of Israel and serves as a conduit for munitions and support for Hamas and Hezbollah and is a client state expanding the sphere of influence of Iran and Russia nor blind to the fact that its government is in need of reforms. But given the realpolitik on the ground, the brutal blows of terrorism and crushing sanctions imposed upon it by the West, a more compelling truth that has befallen its proud and unwavering citizenry in a continuum of bloodletting, carnage, death ‘n’ mayhem, would not détente and a conditional normalization of relations serve as a far greater option than the hellish quagmire that now pervades?
The world is waiting, Mr. President...
The councils of peoples on the Kingdom of the Earth, the nations of the world, a government of
men, children of wrath drunk in Eden in the breadth of civil war when we choose to launch its flame, when we suffer, when we die, when we march in silent candlelight with legends from our past giving cups of water to the thirsty from tears of thousands shed distilled in the darkness when hearts will bleed at the first sign when truth believed the law of the redeemed.
Dominic Mance reached the pinnacle of success as an international banker but walked away from it all and became a homeless vagabond overnight then reemerged from the ashes to become an author, artist, composer and broadcaster.
As a former senior vice president of nine financial institutions and business analyst and reporter for Dun & Bradstreet, he continues to be a prolific commentator on geopolitical and thought-provoking topical issues and his life and work have been featured on TV and radio and in newspapers and magazines worldwide.
He is the founder of OLS Global, creator of Papa Balloons and host of the Hope Street and Reflections international radio programmes.