A letter from Slovenia to Syria
It is very hard to write a letter to a country where children, women, and men are being bombed by "the coalition for the greater good”, witch is how the imperialists are called by the corporate media. How to find the words while you are looking for your sons and daughters in the fire, explosions and collapsed buildings? But a letter from Slovenia to Syria must be sent.
Dear Syria. In Slovenia we have experienced these horrors before, when Yugoslavia fell apart and a devastating carnage took place in a state where people used to sing about brotherhood and equality. We saw the refugees from ex Yugoslavia and felt their pain, like now when we are witness to the suffering of so many Syrian refugees.
Do you know that ex Yugoslavia was bombed by the NATO in an operation called “Merciful Angel”? What kind of mercy was that? Children in ex Yugoslavia till this day suffer because of the depleted uranium in those bombs.
The current reality is Slovenia and the southern neighboring countries is a direct consequence of that cruel war, where neo-imperial interests played a significant part. In ex Yugoslavia, they won. A vicious term was invented after us: to balkanize – divide (a region or body) into smaller mutually hostile states or groups. The Balkan is their shopping mall now, ruled by the obedient government puppets, while many global corporations export their dirty industry into our countries and dictate our policies. That is precisely what they would like to do in Syria - to turn the people against each other because of national, religious or political beliefs.
Been there, done that. It is never worth it if people must die!
That is why they invented this “Assad must go” narrative; because you should have a president that divides you, is a religious fanatic or an obedient puppet of our neo-imperial masters. If not, they will invent horrible lies, trying to sell them as a heroic epic poem, like the White helmets.
Dear people of Syria! Do not be divided and stay strong. Many of us in Slovenia believe that you are the true heroes of these times. You did not allow your beautiful country to be amputated and served as a feast to the never-ending neo-imperialist appetites.
Oh, yes, some want to portray you as a “deranged” state that desperately needs a “lesson in democracy”. What a bloody joke! In Slovenia, we know the horrors of war. Our people contributed a massive body count in the 1st and 2nd World War, that were monstrous affairs and which both started in “the most civilised Christian Europe''.
Dear Syria. May you be blessed with peace and freedom. With respect, love, and admiration from Slovenia.
Photo: Hands off Syria