As a Syrian freedom fighter, I keep asking myself this question. Our revolution started in Syria on March the 15th, the Syrian regime has been killing the protestors and attacking peaceful demos ever since. The Russian leaders are on the Syrian regime’s side 100%, and are supporting it politically and militarily.
Now why do the Russians help such murderers? Why don’t they care about us, the Syrian people? Why do they want me dead?
There are no answers for these questions. It is simply because I’m asking the wrong questions.
After some serious thinking, I came to a conclusion.
The Russians don’t really care about keeping Assad or removing him. They don’t care about the Syrian regime more than they cared about the Libyan regime. And above all, they don’t care about me dead or alive, my freedom, or my rights.
The only thing that matters to the Russians is their power.
Russia is standing on the opposite side of where the United States and Europe are standing. And ever since the cold war ended, the Russians worked and still are working to create some kind of balance of powers, they want to take the place that the United States is in right now. They want to be the major power on Earth. That is what it’s all about. We’re just lost in the game.
The Syrian regime took the Russian side a long time ago, after Israel occupied Palestine and other lands, and the Russians started supporting everyone who is against Israel since Israel is a dear friend of the United States in the area. Most Arabs started looking at Russia as a good ally and at the US as the devil because of this.
Russia doesn’t really care about the Syrian regime. They don’t care about Palestine, or Iran. They only help those simply because the United States of America and Europe are supporting the other side.
If Bashar Assad became an ally of America, Russia will be the first one to support us, the people, and demand him to step down.
The Arab Spring is being supported by the west, and that’s something Russia didn’t want to see. They’re losing allies quickly, and they’ll do whatever they can to put an end to it.
The same analysis goes for the Iranian nuclear weapons, the existence of the state of Palestine, and North Korea. (I did not forget sneaky Chinese of course)
It’s not about oil, it’s not about right or wrong. It’s all about power.
We are nothing to Russia but a lousy pawn in their chess game.