(GPA) Brussels – In several European Union (EU) documents released this week, as well as in statements by EU officials it has been revealed that money won’t be coming from Brussels to rebuild Syria unless a western favored deal is struck.
The EU has apparently decided against helping to repair the damage they’re in part responsible for in Syria unless president Bashar Assad allows approved political opposition to have a say in government. The EU apparently sees the writing on the wall that they’re on the losing side in the war for Syria and has decided to pursue a new route in addition to bombing campaigns and funneling arms and terrorists into the country.
The EU is apparently warning that even if Assad is to regain control of Syria in its entirety, he will still have a guerrilla war on his hands. The statements made by EU officials say that opposition parties are the only way for Syrians to properly air their grievances despite Assad winning his last election by healthy margins and a good portion of the “Syrian opposition” being made up of foreign combatants. The EU is also seemingly forgetting that Assad has already offered political concessions to genuine Syrian opposition along with several past opportunities for amnesty for rebels who hail from the country.
These genuine concessions to Syrian citizens are apparently not good enough for the EU and now they seek to find a way to facilitate a potential democratic coup to oust Assad. EU officials know Russia doesn’t have the money to rebuild Syria on their own. Russia is still under harsh sanctions from the west, although Europe has lightened them recently, probably in an attempt to pretend Russia is the county holding back real negotiations on issues like Syria and Ukraine.
The problem is that if you were to end this war now and bring the current “moderate opposition” into the electoral fold it probably wouldn’t be a pretty picture. We’ve already seen how peaceful protest in Syria was hijacked by violent extremists, why should we believe a legitimized political movement wouldn’t be too. If the moderate opposition voter looks anything like the “moderate rebel” in Syria, the opposition party would most likely be a similar image of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
The proposal by the EU is yet another step by foreign powers to undermine the secular society in Syria. The EU seems intent on putting president Assad’s coalition of religious and ethnic minorities in jeopardy of being overrun by Sunni extremists, whether they have to do this by ballot or bullet doesn’t seem important to them. It seems that if the EU can’t have a Syrian version of Mohammed Omar then they at least want a chance at a Syrian version of Mohamed Morsi.