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Woes of Syrian Foes

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 13, 2020 at 18:33

While contemplating the issues that appear to be in full blown competition for making known who should be in front and who are followers of ideological mentalities that cannot possibly deal with all the issues the region is trying to balance, unsuccessfully by the way, just when we read that Syria is 'gaining the upper hand' of the unrest that is so pervasive within the former Syrian jurisdictional regions, we also hear that potential resurgence of the Islamic State is fomenting. If true; really?
Syria is, of all the places in the Middle East, and especially next to Israel with issues of not being able to regain the Golan and actually sovereignty of her former territories, somewhat of a mystery. Does anyone think things are all that righteous within the government that not only was not able to govern with integrity, but in absorbed self-deluded fashion actually turned upon its own people, evidently thinking that which cannot be governed must be removed. ISIS/ISIL in its former attempt to bring back some competition for governing the people from Mosul (Nineveh) though they might have had a chance; however to no avail. Being hostile to indigent populations does not bode well for any who indulge in population control. Asking some about an opinion about that cannot be accomplished; for the dead tell no tales.
Then the survivors who are now still in disbelief they cannot return to life as it once was since enemies of all still abound with ambitions of returning empires and amplifying the quest for more conquest, hearing that the 'IS' is still around cannot provide anything but added woes to ancient foes. Descriptions of the ancient Assyrians come to mind, once again. And any warnings might still be hard to hear. After all, an ancient warning to the ancient Ninevites was lost when the tomb of Jonah was bombed; who is giving the warning now? Syria has no loss of foes or enemies; so Damascus may appear to lost after all.


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