New Delhi, April 7: United States of America President Donald Trump’s order to launch a series of missile strike on a Syrian airfield in retaliation to the recent killing of civilians in Syria using chemical weapon might take the centre stage when it comes to causing major global disparity. The Trump administration’s missile strike on the hotbed of terror-politics in Syria is bound to have some form of repercussions on Global polity. However, as per the US, the attacks were a response to the killing of around 70 civilians using chemical weapon in Syria, but such an act by one of the most powerful nation of the world might be judged differently by other factions. Also Read - Girl Jumps 30-Ft From Window to Escape Rapists, Heroic Cops Catch Her & Save Her Life
The first nation to express discontentment over the attack is obviously Russia. While Russia voiced it’s displeasure over the USA’s action, it also said that the strike has caused ‘considerable damage’ to the US-Russia relation. Moreover, according to Putin administration, the attack has been seen as an act of aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international norms. Also Read - India Gets 3rd COVID Vaccine As DCGI Approves Use Of Russia’s Sputnik V, to Produce 850 Million Doses Annually
In the same note, Iran has stated their displeasure too as well. But then, as per The Economic Times, the military action has ‘the potential to trigger a global fight that can draw all major powers, including Russia, Iran, the Gulf Nations and China’. The ET article also reminds how it is exactly 100 years after the US got involved in the First World War and now after 100 years Trump is meddling with Syria. The tone of the article suggest that the ‘global fight’ mentioned could possible be a reference to a World War, but then again, are we getting way ahead of ourselves? Also Read - Ramadan 2021: Ramzan Fast to Begin From Tomorrow, Saudi Arabia Announces
While not negating the point of a possible World War-ish type of a battle (which can clearly mean unprecedented death and loss of property everywhere), let us just look at the various stands of the nations regarding this attack and look at it not with the perspective of global fight but disparity.
As per ET, the action of the US against the Syrian government and destruction of their airfield was supported by the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Israel. The complications of the nations being pro-US action and anti-US action has also to do with these nation-states’ views on terrorism, human rights preservation and violation and most importantly their love or hate for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The retaliation seems to show the USA’s present strain with Assad’s administration. While blaming Assad of mass violation of human rights and killing of civilians this week when chemical weaponry was used, there are far more important questions raised by people all around that those we are being answered.
ABC stated how the US media quoted Government officials who said that the strikes were strategically carried on to not result in any destruction of chemical weapon bases. But let us rewind a little bit before we reach there, shall we?
Assad was forced to declare that he will never use any form of chemical weapons and after an investigation carried by Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it was declared that they had successfully destroyed all declared stockpiles of chemical weaponry. And then this week’s chemical attack happened which killed more children than adults, more humans than evils, more collateral damage than targets. While Syrian authorities claimed that they were not responsible for the attack and it was indeed the rebels who were possession of the chemical weapons, the question remains how did the stockpile survive. Of course while looking at this incident we cannot treat this incident in isolation, but see the political snake eating its own head eventually.
As per New York Times, Syrian minister Walid al-Maollem was always of the opinion and has been quite loud in expressing it when he said that Al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate, Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State is in possession of illicit chemical weapons in Syria. And if this claim of the Syrian government is indeed true, the US attack on Syrian airfields and holding the Assad government responsible for the death seems pretty like the US being both the petitioner and the judge on the issue.
That attitude is bound to affect the relation with Russia and speculations are this issue will be brought up in next week’s meeting between the US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moreover, if the Trump administration demands withdrawal of Russia from Syria, which might be that one spark to trigger tension between the US and Russia.
Quite clearly, this attack of the USA on Syria, no matter whatever justification the US provides, will impact the war between Syria-Russia and the Islamic State. Any kind of weakening of the Syrian authorities or the Russian stronghold in the regions, might make way for the IS to return and restart their terror.
Apart from that other expert opinions consists of China being signaled that the US will not hesitate similar strikes against Chinese aggression in South China Sea. Similar message, this action can deliver to North Korea. However, in all of this, the US administration seems myopic when it comes to leading an united war against terrorism and raises the question about the motives of the USA.
In the end, we are, as already discussed are left with more questions than answers like now that the US has shown aggression over Syria, successfully angering a faction of nations, what will be their future course of action? Will this end in somewhat similar note that of Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein, or is the airstrike just an attempt to show their military supremacy? If the Syrian authorities and their Russian counterparts are aware of rebels and IS possessing lethal chemical weaponry, will they take any action?
The actions and consequences seem as blurred as the difference between those who actually care for those suffering in Syria and those with ulterior motives, however, one thing is sure for now. The US airstrike has upset many nations, which can eventually build up into a global with a magnitude that has the potential to divide the nations in two factions.