Daesh stirs the alliances

تم نشره في Wed 18 November / Nov 2015. 08:02 AM

By Fahed Khitan

Moscow has acknowledged officially, yesterday, that the plane crashed due to an act of terrorism; one kilogram of explosives was planted by an unknown person between the passenger baggage at Sharm elSheikh airport, and the plane exploded above the Sinai desert.

Egypt is in a very embarrassing position; the terrorist attack refers to a flagrant security flaw in the inspection procedures at their airports, allowing the bomb at the heart of the plane, and is an indicator of the ability of terrorist groups to penetrate the most fortified sites.

Now the picture is complete; Daesh carried out three quality operations in three countries, inflicted heavy losses, and ushering in a new era of the covenants of international terrorism. In practice, the organization has become globalized and works in all arenas; it even seems to limit its activities in Syria and Iraq on the gains it has already made, and moves to a wider global arena to attack everyone.

Russia and its army are located on Syrian territory, to support the Syrian regime first. But today, after the plane, it becomes in direct battle with Daesh, and has no choice but to respond.

France -forced- is in the same trench after the Paris horrific attacks. French President Francois Hollande built in his speech before the French National Assembly a new approach towards Syria; Assad is not a partner, but he is not the enemy; Daesh is the first enemy of France. And the requirements of victory in the war on Daesh is to reach out to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin will not spare a moment in holding on to France, which was until recently the most stringent European against the Syrian regime and the Russian military intervention.

The US does not care about these developments; before France the US had sought to coordinate efforts with Russia and the fight against terrorism was its priority over overthrowing the regime in Syria. The Vienna talks had developed this headline in practice, and the departure of Assad became coupled with a political solution to the crisis, and not any other choice.

The operations are in the process of a radical shift; the international coalition led by the United States gradually dissolves in the interests of the Russian Alliance, and the operating rooms in some countries in the region have started singing in Russian.

The whole world is today in an open confrontation with the Daesh and its branches in all continents. Europe is under threat, and its capitals on alert. It is no longer a question of the level of risk on the table; the question is: Where and when will terrorists strike?

The Middle East is in the heart of the battle. After the bombings in Beirut and the operation in Sharm elSheikh, nobody is safe from terrorism.

We can ask a thousand questions about the circumstances that brought us to this critical point; those relating to the position of the United States and Western countries on the Syrian crisis, or the role of the countries of the region in conflict management in a disastrous manner that has made Syria a global arena for terrorist groups, or the role of the Syrian regime and its prophecy that terrorism will reach Europe's borders in case it intervened to overthrow Bashar alAssad.

Looking for satisfactory answers today is a waste of time. It is not important to know who created Daesh; after it turning into a global monster, its parents do not matter anymore. What is It is important now is that the whole world will meet to eradicate this monster.

@fahed_khitan

 

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic edition

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