The UNO goes on, issuing every now and then documents about the situation in Syria.
Recently I’ve received this one, titled “70/234. Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab
Republic” (HERE); of course the said document is very bureaucratic, full of references with past
resolutions and contains little data.
In the second page, you can read this:
Expressing outrage at the continuing escalation of violence in the Syrian Arab Republic, which has caused more than 250,000 fatalities, including the killing of many more than 10,000 children, and in particular at the continued widespread and systematic gross violations, as well as abuses, of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including those involving the continued
indiscriminate use of heavy weapons and aerial bombardments, such as the indiscriminate use of ballistic missiles, cluster munitions, barrel and vacuum bombs and chlorine gas, and the starvation of civilians as a method of combat, which are prohibited under international humanitarian law, by the Syrian authorities against the Syrian population
In short, a quarter million dead and use of weapons of mass destruction. Against the Syrian people from the Syrian authorities (and the Russians, too).
In the third page, you can read this:
Alarmed that more than 4.2 million refugees, including more than 2.8 million women and children, have been forced to flee the Syrian Arab Republic and that 12.2 million people in the Syrian Arab Republic, of whom 6.5 million are internally displaced, require urgent humanitarian assistance, which has resulted in an influx of Syrian refugees into neighbouring countries, other countries in the region and beyond, and alarmed at the risk the situation presents to regional and international
In short, in 2014 the population of Syria was esteemed about 17 million. A quarter of said
population fled the country. About 38% of the population are internally displaced and in
deep need of help. That means that Syria is a failed state now. With little or no hope of
recovery without proper help from UNO. Syrian government is de facto no more legitimate to
operate in the name of the whole country.
This is not about a change of regime, or a confrontation between Sunni and Shiite, or a
showdown between Russia and the USA. This is a short-fused bomb planted in the Middle East,
ready to take down the neighbouring countries. From Turkey to Egypt, from Israel to Iraq,
this mess is already all over the region.
What kind of solutions can we put on the table? What about the role of IS/Daesh?
And again, what about the ongoing confrontation between Kurds and Turkey in the same area?
Last but not least, what to do with the Russians if the Assad government falls down?