The Russian efforts in the UNSC to send UN observers to Syria was successful, in order to lay the foundation for a political solution, which Russia, China, Iran and the BRIC countries carried its banner since the beginning of the Syrian events, which was interpreted in its first steps with Annan's plan, after new and wide talks with the Syrian government and some officials from countries concerned with the Syrian crisis.
Political sources revealed that sending seven UN observers for nearly ten days as the vanguard of the observers approved by the UNSC unanimously to be sent to Syria, basically aimed to pave the way before the arrival of the 300 observers to supervise the cease-fire and the stop of violence, but this mission was not successful, as a result of lack of commitment of the armed groups to cease-fire, while the military forces and the security forces complied since Thursday morning (12-04-2012), yet even more than that... The armed groups escalated their criminal terrorist acts of kidnapping and killing civilians and military personnel, blowing up explosives, burning houses and public/private facilities, to the extent that these crimes amounted to about 593 terrorist acts, which can only be interpreted as a breach of the cease-fire agreement, which was entitled in Kofi Annan's 6 points initiative..
The political sources say that there is a dispute regarding the nationality of some of the observers, and Syria insist that those observers be from neutral countries, but if this proposal was not implemented literally, then the trend tends to Russia participating with large number of observers. Apart from that, things are going normally for the Syrian government, as long as it remains the sole reference in all aspects of the international observers, when they arrive to Syria..
The political sources also see that, despite the clear response from the Syrian government to Annan's mission, and its keen interest to the successful of his initiative, but at the same time, the Syrian leadership remain adherent to the fact that any threat or attack from armed terrorists on civilians or military personnel, will be dealt with, and will insure the exercise of its right to defend its citizens and foundations by all means possible and legitimate..
About the implementation of Annan's mission, the political sources consider that there is lack of credibility in implementing this plan by the US and European sides in addition to some Arabs and the Turks, in an attempt by these parties to show the Syrian side as if its the only side breaking the Annan initiative, and manipulating his plan through the contradictory positions from one side, as those countries, specially those with a role in the UNSC, agree on Annan's initiative and the importance of the political solution in Syria, and at the same time, they encourage and support the regional and Arab countries to arm and finance the armed gangs.. This duality had become clear to the officials of other countries concerned in the Syrian crisis, at the top of it, Russia, China and Iran, in order to embarrass Russia, and charge her with supporting the regime in Syria.. From here comes the Syrian-Russian coordination on the highest levels to facilitate Annan's plan and the international observers work, and the launch of a political dialogue with the opposition that held explicit and clear position for being against the foreign intervention in the Syrian inner problems, and against carrying weapons under the slogan of "reforms"..
The sources also revealed that there is a malicious US-French-Qatari-Saudi and Turkish attempt to contain Annan's plan through the meeting between those countries foreign ministers in Paris, and this containment operation pour in their interests and embarrass Russia in the Syrian file, even though the Russian command is fully aware of this matter, and is acting accordingly, and the almost daily statements for Sergei Lavrov, but a clear example on how tough is the Russian position about the situation in Syria from one hand, and to devote that the world is no longer under the control of the unipolar over decades, which is the USA, as both her and her current administration had reached this conviction from another side, and that a new world will be born in the coming years.. A multi-polar world.
In the light of all these facts that are connected to the Syrian crisis, and the international division about it into two well know axes, the ball is still in the field of the axis that support the armed terrorist groups, specially after Syria and its allies internationally and regionally embarrassed the mentioned axis by committing and fully complying to Annan's plan, specifically the cease-fire and withdrawing the heavy artillery from the Syrian cities, while the armed groups and the criminal gangs still, with full support by the enemy axis, committing hideous crimes and massacres against civilians and law enforcement members, and the Syrian leadership is dealing with these acts with more self-control..
In the information available from more that one foreign source, the summit meeting will gather both president Barak Obama and the Russian president Vladimir Putin in May 24th, as those sources have high hopes on such a summit, while other sources do not see this as a new development, as president Obama is on the verge of presidential elections, and he cannot go through greater compromises regarding the region, not just the Syrian situation...
Written by Nour Addin Al-Jamal (Al-Binaa newspaper)
Translation: News About Syria - English