Syria will not kneel
The contribution of the Syrian communist party
in the 14th international meeting of the communist and workers parties
Beirut 23-25 November 2012
Firstly, I would like to thank the Lebanese communist party for hosting the 14th international meeting of the communist and workers parties.
Our meeting held in an atmosphere of intense conflict between the international imperialism and the international revolutionary movement on all fronts. The development of events once again confirm the correctness of the Leninist conclusion about the organic correlation between national liberation matters and social liberation tasks, in other word about the necessity of strengthen the ally links between the communist and workers parties and the factions of national liberation movement, these two main components of the international revolutionary process in the age of imperialism.
At the present, the Syrian communist party deems that the development of events in the world including the most important development features in our region (middle east region) are determined by the escalation of the intense structural crisis which the contemporary capitalism especially the main imperialist centers are witnessing. This structural crisis which deepened and intensified as a result of the severely impact periodic crisis that the world witnessed in (2008-2009). This multifaces structural crisis shaking the capitalist economic pillars, increases worse the contradictions of the contemporary capitalism, the most important of them are the contradiction between the imperialist monopolies and the interests of toilers, the contradictions between the centers and imperialist states, and the contradictions between the imperialist centers and state parties and their people.
The anti-capitalism mass movement all over the world are escalating, as a reaction of the toilers against the integrated policy followed by the capitalist monopolies and the governments which represent them, regardless its sorts from conservative to intermediate to social democratic, this policy transfer all the consequences of the crisis on the masses of people. A process of continuous reduction is carrying out for the gains achieved by toilers over decades of their struggle.
Our party greets fraternal communist parties which marched in the vanguard of the masses uprising movement, following hard class stand, based on the sincerity of the Leninist-Marxist thought, as the case with the valiant Greek communist party. How was it useful for our common case, if the struggle position in other countries similar to that.
It is clear that the financial oligarchy in the European union countries are trying in many times to curb the masses uprising movement using social democracy, weather traditional, which is closer liberalism or the new which coming from the ranks of communist movement with full return from principals and ideals. The absence of the convincing revolutionary alternative sometimes leads to the emergence of spontaneous uprising movements without clear future visions or to the increasing appearance of movements have left character or extremist right wing. The situation that the masses movement is witnessing in many countries of the world confirms the correctness of the Leninist argument that the effective struggle against imperialism collaborate with the constant struggle against revisionism and opportunism.
The current reality of the capitalist crisis produces two contradictive factors, on the one hand increase aggressiveness of the imperialist centers, at the same time the material base to launch big aggressive wars is currently shaky and shrinking. Besides to factors consequences costs to overcome the economic crisis, there are moral and physical impacts of the imperialist defeat in Iraq and repeated failures in Afghanistan. However many conflicts, either take the form of armed confrontation or it will convert to become so. But in general the imperialist centers at present prefer to fight by the hands of others, by its hireling regimes and forces.
The conflicts between the imperialist centers and the major powers including what so-called emerging countries are escalating in order to control the vital regions in the world. This is very clear in Africa through the division of Sudan , the conflict on the African horn and the events that took place in many countries in west Africa: Mali, Nigeria, Guinea and others.
The open conflict is taking place in order to control the region stretching from the east of Mediterranean to the vicinity of the Caspian sea, this area is called as the imperialist dictionary as the Near and Middle east. In this region the European and American imperialist interests face with the Russian and Chinese interests. The international Zionism plays a vital role to increase the tension in the region. The aggressive tone of Zionist Israel is continuously escalating towards Iran and its anti-imperialism regime. Currently we are witnessing new stage of escalation of Israeli aggressiveness against the Palestinian people.
Many of Arab countries are witnessing a struggle and intensive confrontation about the direction of the path of these countries, which witnessed a massive popular revolutions against hireling dictator regimes, such as Egypt and Tunisia. It is noticeable that the imperialist powers, especially the U.S with cooperation with Arab reactionary regimes, heavily depend on the disguised religion forces in order to curb the revolutionary movement of masses and divert the country path according to the American imperialist interests, and do not worry Zionist Israel. it is more and more clear from development of events that the main task of the disguised religion reactionary forces lies in passing the supporting policies of imperialism and mobilize the masses grassroots of these forces around this policy.
The increasing madness of Arab reactionary regimes shows in fighting any anti-imperialism national movement. One of the reasons of this scramble is the deep fear of the possibility of expansion of the revolutionary tide to sweep the bastions of imperialism in Gulf and Arabian peninsula in general.
The dirty role of Arab reactionary regimes clearly shows in its support to all terrorist and sabotage actions in Syria, and in its continuous seeking to hit the sites of Lebanese national resistance and its striking power Hezbollah, and in its multifaces seeking in order to curb and tame the Palestinian resistance with its main components. It be noted that Turkey, this striking Atlantic force in the region has a long tradition in all these dirty operations against the liberation movements and Syrian national regime.
The conspiracy on Syria targeting to overthrow its anti Zionist imperialist domination projects, the imperialist powers and its loyal reactionary regimes use all methods in order to achieve this strategic and vital goal, without achieving this goal it impossible to achieve the project «new great middle east» which means the project «great Zionism» to enslavement all people in the region through total control of Zionism and imperialism on all countries in the eastern Mediterranean down to Caspian sea.
The imperialist intelligence circles and Arab reactionary, especially Qatar and Saudi Arabia fund the sabotage and terrorist actions carried out by armed groups all over Syria. In addition to Arab reactionary countries , Turkey, which is the main base of NATO in the region support the reactionary factions especially those disguised religion, in all its actions against Syria. The intelligence circles with participation of Zionism also carry out a fierce propaganda campaign against Syria. Also practiced various diplomatic pressure, with participation of many parties against Syria.
During the past period the violent confrontations between rebel armed forces and authority devices have increased and expanded geographically in several Syrian provinces, including the outskirts of the capital Damascus and the neighborhoods of Aleppo, Syrian′s second city and the largest economic center in the country. The anti-regime forces widely use terror tactics of collective killing to individual assassinations coupled with economic sabotage actions. Many of the Syrian cities witnessed terrible brutal actions such as indiscriminate bombing affected hundreds of citizens. The individual assassinations actions also continued and expanded. The armed groups adopt methods, it is difficult to distinguish them from non-political crime through kidnapping the citizens and asking ransom for their release and similar methods of bandits. It is clear with the development of the Syrian crisis what the communist party referred to at the beginning of this crisis, the fact the striking force of the anti-regime forces is made up of the disguised and reactionary groups and organizations which seeking to inflame sectarian strife in various ways including collective violence acts and selective assassinations. Those looking to the homeland through their class interests, and they see in the international imperialism and Arab reactionary regimes as supporter to them against the national regime and the progressive forces. They are ready for everything even «cooperation with the devil» in order to achieve their obscurantist goals.
The stand of the Syrian communist party is clear and lies in the defense of the homeland and face the imperialist projects. Our party supported the reforms which have the democratic nature, the most important, according to our party are: lifting the state of martial law, the amendment press and publications law, where it is became more convenient to the exercise of opinion and expression freedom, as well as return the Syrian nationality to those Kurdish citizens who have been denied as a result of oppressive measures by the reactionary authorities in 1962. Also it is noted here that the majority of Kurds in Syria were having the rights of citizenship. The Kurdish masses in Syria generally take a clear stand against the reactionary forces associated with imperialism which ravage in Syria sabotage and killing.
It is noted that many measures towards the expansion of democratic freedoms have taken are close to the programmed orientations of our party in this field and who block the full implementation of them is the reactionary forces actions, which are strange of the democratic concept and have strong link with the dictatorship regimes not only in the content but in the form such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Our party steadily struggle for a complete break with economic liberal approach that had prevailed in the country over recent years. We emphasize on the necessity to review all laws which have economic liberal approach taken in that period and led to increase the polarization in the society and to impoverishment of the masses of people and to marginalization a large number of producers and to destabilize the productive pillars of the national economy, which led to form the appropriate soil for conspiracy and sabotage of extremist reactionary forces. One of the main manifestation of the current crisis in Syria is the contradiction between the anti-Zionism national approach which resistant to imperialist projects and the economic liberal policy which is in combat contradiction with this approach and undermine its social and economic pillars and foundations.
The Syrian communists deems that their support to the Syrian national steadfastness is international, national and class duty. The Syrian steadfastness and its beating on the fierce imperialist attack will strengthen the positions of the international revolutionary movement. The Syrian communist party confirms that the steadfastness not only duty but possible.
From this high rostrum I would like to thank the fraternal communist parties for their solidarity with the fair struggle of my homeland Syria.
The slogan of the Syrian communist party has been:«Syria will not kneel».
Thank you for your listening
Secretary general of the central committee of the Syrian communist party