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Jul 01,2018 - Last updated at Jul 01,2018

It is chivalrous of Jordan to provide the thousands of Syrians who fled the fighting in and around the southern Syrian province of Deraa with humanitarian aid, but there is risk that the international community, including the powers which are directly responsible for the mess, would count on Jordan to shoulder this responsibility alone on their behalf.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi recently visited UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the plight of the Syrian refugees who were forced to leave their homes in the past week to escape the Russian and Syrian offensive. Jordan could not just look the other way when thousands of Syrian civilians advanced towards the Jordanian border seeking shelter and humanitarian aid.

While Jordan is carrying out, once again, this huge humanitarian responsibility all on its own on behalf of the international community, the rest of the world, including Russia and the US, who reneged on their solemn commitment to keep the south of Syria a de-escalation zone, are looking the other way.

From the looks of things, and contrary to earlier expectations, the fighting between the opposition forces and the Syrian army and its supporters is projected to continue unabated. There were indeed precipitous speculations that a ceasefire would soon be declared between all the fighting armies only to fizzle out when the main opposition refused the humiliating surrender terms offered to them by Russia. News reports claim that Russia wanted the opposition to lay down their arms and surrender!

Meanwhile, the number of Syrian civilians fleeing the war zone could swell to hundreds of thousands, with only Jordan extending to them humanitarian assistance. This is indeed disgraceful, and the countries responsible for the outbreak of hostilities in the south of Syria should be ashamed of themselves for opening this new wound in Syria.

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YES JORDAN HAS BECOME THE ICRC, UN, AND A WORLD POWER OF HUMANITY UNDER THE BARREL OF GUNS. AT LAST, THE JORDAN TIMES HAS USED THE CORRECT SENTENCE TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE. ALL ALONG, JORDAN HAS BLAMED OR TEND TO USE ANY FORM OF TANGENCIAL BUT DISJOINTED LINKS AS THE CAUSES OF THEIR BULGING AND READY TO EXPLODE REFUGEE CRISIS. AT ONE TIME, IT WAS BECAUSE SADDAM WAS EVIL, OTHER TIMES, IT WAS IRAN, HAMAS, OR THE COMMON ENEMY NOW CALLED ASSAD BUT LEAVES OUT THE CENTER OF GRAVITY OF THE GRAVITATIONAL FORCES THAT HAS LEFT THE REGION IN RUINS. AT LAST, "THY OWN PRINT" HAS MADE IT CLEAR IN THIS EDITORIAL THAT MOST OF YOUR PROBLEMS ARE FORCED UNTO YOU BY YOUR MASTERS AND WORLD POWERS. ACCEEPT IT OR ELSE?. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING ALLIES AND FRIENDS BUT IF THAT MEANS DESTROYING YOUR OWN PEOPLE AND CREATING CHAOS AMONG YOURSELFS, YOU MUST SAY NO. I DO SADLY REMEMBER HIS LATE MAJESTY WHEN HE CATEGORICALLY SAID NO TO WAR AS A MEANS OF SETTLING PEACE AMONG BROTHERS. THAT INCIDENT COST HIM A LOT BUT EARNED HIM THE MOST HOSNEST AND POWERFUL LEADER OF OUR TIME AND THIS IS NEEDED NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. LET US TRACE THE LOCUS SO FAR TRACED BY THIS CHAOS, FROM IRAQ TO ARAB SUMMER, YAMEN, LYBIA, SYRIA, THE GULF DIS-ORDER AND THE WHIPPING BOY SYRIA'S ASSAD WITH ALLIES. WHERE IS THE NEXT CORROSIVE STIMULI GOING TO COME FROM?? THE PROBABILITY THAT IT WILL STOP HERE IS CLOSE TO ZERO. BY THE WAY, NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THE PALESTINIAN ISSUES AS IT HAS BEEN BURRIED UNDER THE RUBBLES OF ANARCHY SO WHERE IS THE BEEF IN ALL THESE MESS??????????????????????????????

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