On March 28, media outlets reported that one of the despotic regimes in the Persian Gulf, the UAE, has taken another hypocritical U-turn in its policy vis-à-vis Syria.
Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan held phone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.
Friday’s phone call was the first officially publicized contact between UAE rulers and the Syrian government.
The phone call highlights the reality that NATO regimes and its regional potentates are openly admitting defeat in Syria.
Since the start of the proxy-war against Islamic Iran through Syria in 2011, the UAE was one of the first regional autocracies to back the takfiri terrorists in Syria.
From the early days of Syria’s destabilization, scores of UAE-supplied Thuraya mobile satellite handsets were sent to specific agent provocateurs.
The Western corporate media presented them as “activists”.
Thuraya is owned by the UAE state enterprise Mubadala Investment Company, which is characterized as a sovereign wealth fund.
Thuraya’s mobile handsets were dispatched to Syria to enable agents provocateurs to communicate directly via satellite bypassing Syrian land lines or its mobile networks.
They used Jordanian and UAE SIM cards, thus hiding their identity.
Anyone familiar with the UAE knows it is a police state.
Abu Dhabi was not supplying these phones to support freedom of speech or promote electoral politics in Syria.
Throughout the war on Syria, the Emirati and Saudi regimes were key financial and military backers of the Wahhabi militias in Syria.
Bin Zayed’s phone call to Asad will definitely irk Turkey and Israel.
In early 2011, Ankara was fooled into joining the anti-Syria camp.
The Arabian regimes promised Turkey that they will take care of the financial and logistical aspects of the war in Syria and will continue till the Syrian government is overthrown.
Today, Turkey stands alone.
All the Gulf regimes have deserted the Syrian theater, leaving Turkey to deal with the regional mess on its own.
With its Arabian clients fleeing the scene, Zionist Israel will also be deprived of the crucial “Arab” mask to continue destabilizing Syria.
This will make it more difficult to gather intelligence and instigate political sabotage.
The Syrian government is likely to utilize the UAE as a leverage against other Gulf opponents, especially the Qatari regime.
Damascus will also milk the UAE for reconstruction funds.
Despite facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis combined with the collapse of oil price, Abu Dhabi will find it hard to resist investment opportunities in Syria.
There is no doubt that Syria will attach political strings to UAE’s future economic role in Syria.
If Damascus plays its cards well, NATO’s Gulf potentates may soon get entangled in a new quarrel among themselves over their bid to win Syria’s approval.