More than ten months have passed and the Syrian crisis hasn't witnessed yet its track towards solution... The crisis has attracted all the key players on the regional and international political stage.
Some have drawn the direction of their diplomatic positions with the quill of interests associated with the fall of the current regime, including the United States, the European Union's countries, Turkey, as well as Arab countries and particularly Crown kingdoms.
However, others like Iran, Russia and China remained firm in support of their strategic ally.
Damascus' reply to its loyal friends was manifested by political and economic reforms that the Syrian leadership announced its adoption through launching the process of their application in more than one occasion.
And between the battle of positions and international countermeasures, the decisive word lies in Syria's internal front.
This is what the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clearly read in the book of recent field developments in his country what drove him to declare openly in his recent speech that "what Syria is facing is an unprecedented battle.
Al-Asaad remarks came in parallel to the outbreak of terrorist bombings and assassinations that hit for the first time the neighborhoods and streets of the capital, Damascus, which was until the near time away from security disturbances.
Today, the political and ground scene reflects the following:
In the field: As clashes between the Syrian army and militants in some troubled areas such as Homs, Daraa, Idlib and other parts of central and northern Syria floated to the surface, the scene included new factors resembled by armed groups' control to areas and entire neighborhoods.
A fact that resulted from army's reluctance in moving towards a speedy settlement in order to prevent the loss of citizens' lives and thus waiting the right time to attack.
Meanwhile, another factor of Syrian army's hesitation is manifested by the reinforcement and cross-border support to these armed groups, especially from Turkey and some European countries.
In this context, Iran uncovered that it "possessed documents proving West's and particularly French arming to weaponry groups in Syria."
All these mentioned factors enhanced the ability of these armed groups to impose their military presence which is no longer a secret to be covered, not even on the Arab observers' mission to Syria, whose Sudanese Chief General Mohammad Ahmad al-Dabi asserted that "some Syrian areas have become resistant to authorities."
Similarly, the development was also recognized by the Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi, who said in the latest Arab Ministerial meeting in Cairo, which approved the renewal of the Observers' Mission, that "there are areas controlled by armed and undisciplined groups," warning "of the possibility of civil war."
At the political level, the US-France front is characterized by chilliness taking into account the presidential election that the two countries are preparing for.
In parallel, The Turkish axis is busy re-counting its calculations after the late waking up on the nightmare of political and economic losses it is suffering.
Ankara's losses began to appear on more than one level as a result of the deep gap between the target of toppling President al-Assad's regime and the tools to achieve this goal on the ground.
Moreover, the ongoing confrontation continues in the Arab camp, between callers to the necessity of giving the Syrian regime an opportunity to perform its reformist intentions, and between those who adhere to topple the regime even at the expense of the last drop of Syrian blood.
Here, political backstage talks about current clash of visions that is taking place behind closed doors between Cairo on one hand, and Qatar and Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, in dealing with the Syrian paper.
The two kingdoms are pressuring towards dragging military Arab forces to Damascus to be followed by an international military intervention of blue hats (UNIF) type under the title of the Security Council.
The two Gulf countries aim is particularly linked to excluding a strong regional player, a partner to Iran and the resistance forces in the region i.e. Syria.
Cairo defends the option of peaceful solution suggesting the need to give the Syrian regime opportunity of applying promises of reform.
As the Egyptian military keeps in mind the threat of armed groups, it notes to roots of ideas that are established on killing all those who carry contrary views even if they belonged to the same sect and religion.
This was clearly reflected in the recent meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.
The desire of the AL's Secretary-General and former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Arab appeared in his willingness to extend the Observers' Mission to another month, speaking of "relative cooperation of the Syrian authorities."
In return, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassim highlighted his country's desire for "dragging Arab troops and UN interference" while the Saudi wrath appeared in the speech of the Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal talking of the "withdrawal of his country's delegation from the Arab mission in Syria."
On the other front of the battle, Iran, Russia and China haven't stopped reiterating their support for the Syrian regime in its edition of reforms, warning of the of civil war phantom whose first and last loser would be the Syrian people.
In this context, and after the Russian's and Chinese's repeated letters through the veto in the Security Council against any decision aimed at targeting Damascus, the announcement of a clearly defined military aspect was delivered from Moscow through sending a warship to the Syrian coasts of Tartous.
The well-read message clearly warned all those concerned that "any aggression against Damascus is a red line that Western countries mustn't try to pass."
December 5, 2016 - 12:24 PM