|Fadlullah: Syrian-Saudi rapprochement can be built on, to get out of the fatal political mirage in the Arab world|
The Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah made a statement in which he spoke about the Arab and international roles of countries in light of the recent global political and economic developments.
He said: what is happening in the world these days in the files of new relations that take political dimensions on the level of the alliances that are meant to be strengthened or the ones that are meant to be born over the ruins of the recent global developments, as well as the attempts to repair the economic systems that suffered a major setback in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis--all of this indicates that the world is rapidly changing. This does not affect one country or one axis; it is the start of the emergence of a new global reality that could lay the foundations of new political and economic alliances. This could also provide a chance to some active countries to play a political or economic role and strongly enter the global political arena after all attempts at exclusion and direct or indirect siege that they were exposed to.
The world is not witnessing a crisis on the level of market economy only; it is approaching a stage that suggests many changes in the political picture, with new active parties emerging on the global political scene. Add to this the intensive attempts by the countries that call themselves "decision-making countries" to prevent these countries from assuming their natural role in the coming stages, and thus prevent new births that can influence the map of existing alliances and relations.
I see that the world is ushering in a new political and economic horizon, which has already caused the collapse of key elements that had controlled international politics and its pivotal movement in the Arab and Islamic region in particular.
We can say that the theory of "constructive or creative chaos" has either been removed, or is about to be removed, from the Western and American political dictionary. Other titles include "rebuilding bridges of confidence" between the Arabs and the entity of the enemy and between the enemy and the Palestinians, which were adopted in the wake of the Oslo agreement. This is because the conflict is now in another area and because the bridges have collapsed and on its ruins we have walls of racial segregation. In addition, the international axes that support the enemy have exceeded all calculations in their support for it, even at the expense of their legal and moral reputation, such as the EU countries. The possibilities of political repair are now very narrow in terms of time and space.
The next stage is meant to fill the vacuum in the political and security movement away from any facts that indicate the existence of peace, which is in the interest of peoples. We are seeing rapid movement of international axes to fill this vacuum through the attempt of countries to find roles for themselves in the accumulated crises and the files they deem essential for the future of their peoples. Therefore, we are seeing attempts to create a partnership between some Asian and European countries and a bid for a new harmony between the United States and Russia and new levels of international relations whose features have started to emerge. At the same time, the Arab and Islamic world is in a fatal political coma.
The Arab world is suffering from political death and its countries appear to be like pieces on a chessboard moved by others, who draw for these pieces the roles that fit their interests. An active Arab role has no existence on the global level and in the heart of the region. I warn officials in this Arab world that the state of indifference they are experiencing toward the dissipation of their roles and their insistence on marginalizing their countries and peoples will soon make them a thing of the past and no one will take them into consideration, even in the political maps that are drawn for their countries. If they do not establish actual solidarity between their countries that overcomes the negative aspects that they had experienced before, then what is awaiting them represents the effective marginalization of their roles, which could herald a stage of a big collapse.
What the Kuwait summit witnessed in terms of opening the doors for Arab reconciliations and the rapprochement between Syria and Saudi Arabia is a beginning that can be built on to get out of the policy of tunnels and mazes that have drowned the Arab countries in a fatal political mirage and made them talk about others stealing their roles although they are the ones who sold these roles in the whirlpool of the US political game that keeps moving in the region. We hope that Syrian-Saudi reconciliation would advance at the necessary speed because we know that some people are setting traps for it from inside and outside.
We call for a serious discussion during the bilateral Arab meetings or in the expanded meetings about paving the way for the establishment of an Arab-Turkish-Iranian axis on the basis of priorities to be set by the countries of this axis in a way that serves their political and economic interests and the interests of Arab and Islamic issues in general, led by the Palestinian issue. This is especially since the international game, which has started amending its methods and plans toward the region, is working, one way or another, to besiege the roles of these countries based on developments in the arena of the enemy and the new plans that are related to the interests of international axes at the expense of our interests and situation. Arab and Muslim officials should quit the emotional reactions that have restricted their relations and made their countries hostage to their personal ambitions, relations, and complications so that they can start working on preserving their roles and components and the future of their countries before they are discarded by international alliances and regional plans.