| 04.01,12. 01:59 AM |
Jumblat: Russia, Iran Must Consider the ‘Power of the Powerless’ in Syrian Crisis
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stated on Tuesday that history has proven that popular movements cannot slow down, but they only gain momentum.
He said citing late Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel: “If only Russia and Iran would consider the ‘power of the powerless’ in their approach towards the Syrian crisis.”
“They should admit that the situation cannot be resolved through security measures, but by introducing a radical change to the ruling regime,” he stressed in a statement.
“The regime must accept the rotation of power and halt the bloodshed,” the MP said.
“Didn’t Russia revolt against the oppressive Czarist regime in the past?” he asked.
“If only the Islamic republic would remember the ‘power of the powerless’ and the revolt that overthrew the Shah,” added Jumblat.
“The revolution confirmed that bare-chested protesters demanding freedom and democracy are capable of confronting the strongest regimes,” he stated.
Furthermore, he noted that the “powerless bare-chested” demonstrators in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen successfully overthrew their regimes and history will repeat itself in other countries.