The Syrian Regime is on the Wrong Side of History

The “Alawite” Syrian regime has since many decades a policy of trying to Islamize the Alawite people which practices Alawism, one of seven denominations of core Median Judaism. The ethnically Alawite regime leaders are turncoats, thoroughly secular “Islamizers” who are enemies of their own people. In fact, Alawites are just as brutally oppressed as everyone else in totalitarian Syria. 

For some unexplained reason is the thoroughly secular regime aligned with the forces of political Islam against its own people domestically and its own nation in Israel. 

One of the original reasons for Syria aligning with Iran in the 20th century was the false belief that the Alawites were Shia Muslims. This is demonstrably false since Alawites don’t practice Islam, don’t respect the sharia, don’t revere the hadiths, don’t read the Quran, don’t pray in mosques, don’t marry Muslims, don’t go on hajj; in fact hardly don’t do anything Muslim at all. 

Yet here we are. The regime finds itself aligned with the Iranian axis in the Middle East based on a former false belief that surely not even Bashar al-Assad believes in any more. For some reason the regime refuses to disengage from its allegiance to Iran and Iran’s allies and the regime therefore faces perdition as the region approaches major war involving Israel and the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) on the one hand and Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria and Iranian forces on the other. 

Hezbollah intends to assault Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities with tens of thousands of missiles following Israel’s preemptive strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Hezbollah and its Syrian and Lebanese patrons will pay a severe price for these attacks as the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) will liberate the northern Levant from the totalitarian and Anti-Semitic forces of Khomeinism and Ba’athism. The SDF will liberate Syria with IAF (Israeli Air Force) air support. Israel will occupy Lebanon for several months in rooting out Hezbollah, destroying its missile stockpile and detonating its extensive tunnel system. Israel will establish an Aramean Christian state as the successor state to Lebanon and annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions in Syria and Lebanon to Israel. The new PYD (Democratic Union Party) government in Damascus will annex the remainder of Lebanon. All annexations will take place through a trilateral international agreement between Jerusalem and the new governments in Beirut and Damascus which will seek international recognition and everything will be carried out according to international law. The Golan will remain part of Israel as part of the agreement.

The fact is nevertheless that the “Alawite” Syrian regime is on the wrong side of history as aligned against its own people and its own nation. It appears incapable of realigning and seems stuck in old habits and antiquated perceptions. There is no question that it is destined for the dustbin of history.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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