Cii News| October 31, 2012
Many Syrians are dumbfounded regarding the perception that America is the main instigator of the conflict that began more than 19 months ago.
The Iranian ambassador to Damascus says the unrest in Syria is a Western-backed quasi-coup aimed at weakening the resistance front against Israel, Press TV reported earlier in October.
“The ongoing developments in Syria are a quasi-coup against the Syrian government which is being pursued with the support of the West,” Mohammad-Reza Raouf-Sheibani said.
This is also the notion of Russia who strongly backs the forces of Syrian president, Bashar al Assad.
“We have no idea that the world out there thinks we are supported by America and we are supported by Al Qaeda and we are part of a Zionist plot,” an Aleppo resident, Abu Saeed Al Khalid told Cii News.
Whereas the West is notorious of hijacking various revolutions some Syrians have expressed that it is a misconception regarding their country which needs to be clarified.
A prominent Aalim, originally from Aleppo now residing in Antakya Turkey, Abu Nasr Attaar, told Cii News that regardless of who supports the Syrian people, atrocities are on going.
Estimates of deaths in the conflict vary, with figures ranging from 30,000to 46,760 according to media reports.
Citizens described the situation by saying that people are killed, houses are burned and fingers are being cut of during torture.
“Syria is on fire, the country is in turmoil. It matters little who started it,” the Aalim said.
Attaar called on the international Ulama to speak out against Assad’s regime.
“My appeal of the Ulama of the world is that if you are not going to do something for the people of Syria now, then when are you going to do something for the people of Syria?”