Margaret Scott

Syrský sektářský pat

PRINCETON – Z toho, co v Sýrii započalo jako revolta proti utiskovatelskému režimu, se vyvinula sektářská občanská válka a v poslední době i zástupný konflikt. Přitom se boj stále více zašmodrchává: spojenci sledují protichůdné cíle, projevují se hluboko zakořeněná napětí mezi komunitami a situace se stává téměř nezvladatelnou.

Na jedné straně podporují Spojené státy, Evropská unie, Turecko, Jordánsko, Saúdská Arábie a Katar opozici – změť ozbrojených frakcí s odlišnými agendami a ideologiemi, od syrských nacionalistů až po globální džihádisty. Tato nejednotnost odráží rozštěpenou syrskou společnost, která je výsledkem více než čtyř desetiletí brutální autoritářské vlády.

Na druhé straně stojí Rusko a Írán (a jeho zástupce, libanonský Hizballáh), které každá z vlastních důvodů podporují režim prezidenta Bašára Asada. Ruské motivy souvisejí s dědictvím studené války. Asadův režim důsledně zaujímal protizápadní stanoviska a stavěl se do jednoho šiku se Sovětským svazem a posléze s Ruskem. Sýrie dnes představuje poslední zbývající opěrný bod Ruska v arabském světě, zatímco všichni Asadovi regionální protivníci se řadí mezi spojence USA.

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