Siria, comitati coordinamento contro uso indiscriminato di armi

I Comitati di coordinamento locali in Siria dicono “no” all’uso indiscriminato delle armi. Lo fanno attraverso un messaggio congiunto che è stato pubblicato sulla loro pagina Facebook, in cui ribadiscono i principi guida che hanno ispirato la rivolta siriana: “libertà, giustizia e democrazia che include l’uguaglianza e la dignità di tutti i cittadini”.

Nel documento, tuttavia, le tansiqiyyat prendono anche atto che in questi lunghissimi mesi di conflitto “… molti siriani sono stati spinti a imbracciare le armi per proteggere se stessi, le proprie famiglie e le proprie città non risparmiate dalla brutalità e dall’oppressione degli shabbiha“.

Ma questo proliferare indiscriminato di armi ha portato a “compartamenti sbagliati”, a violenze e abusi da parte di alcune fazioni armate. Pratiche che i firmatari del comunicato condannano con fermezza, perché i siriani che “avevano sorpreso il mondo con la loro etica e i loro comportamenti” possano continuare a “sorprenderlo con la loro condotta”.

Di seguito proponiamo la versione in inglese del comunicato, con i nomi dei 22 comitati di coordinamento firmatari.

The nonviolent movement in Syria has continued for a long time, during which the Syrian people have demonstrated levels of civilization, patriotism, and courage that stunned the world. In addition, the people of Syria have demonstrated their willingness to sacrifice everything in the name of freedom, justice, and democracy that includes equality and dignity for all citizens.

However, the savage regime was unable to tolerate the fact that its lack of morality and ethics was exposed. It has used every means at its disposal to crush the revolution, which has led to massive destruction of human beings, infrastructure, and the environment. What has driven many Syrians to bear arms is the need to defend themselves, their families, and their cities, all of which have been subjected to the shabbiha’s savagery and oppression.

With the indiscriminate spread of weapons (for internal and external reasons), activists have noticed abuses on the part of some armed factions. Therefore, the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) has directed its activists to send strong messages throughout Syria to all activists who have elected to bear arms.

LCC activists have raised banners describing the need to refuse to randomly bear arms, and has cautioned that strategic use of weapons is what will ultimatey lead us to victory. Syrians have surprised the world with their awareness and ethics, and we must maintain these characteristics.

The following LCC committees have participated in this campaign: Erbeen, Zabadany, Hammourieh, and Jdeidet Artouz in the Damascus Suburbs; Hirak, Sanmein, Tafs, Wadi Yarmouk Camp, and Naima in Daraa; Kafroumeh in Idlib; Masyaf and Qadmous in Hama; Bazaa and Al-Bab in Aleppo; Jableh in Lattakia; Tartous; Hasakeh and Qamishly in Hasakeh Governorate; and Tabaqa in Raqqa.

Activists have called on all Syrian to adhere to the principles of the Revolution for Freedom and Dignity, so that we might ultimately achieve our inevitable victory.