Now is not the time to ignore who the primary supporters of the terrorist armies in Syria are

FACT: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are the primary supporters of the terrorist armies in Syria

Cheri Berens, Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda army, Syria
Cheri Berens, Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda army, Syria

Time stood still while Egyptians stopped everything to watch Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia. I thought Trump’s speech was good. Strong, yet diplomatic. And I believe that a president needs to have an open dialogue with other leaders, even if adversaries.

But what troubled most of us here in Egypt, and Egyptians are still talking about it in coffee shops, on social media and TV analysis, is that Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are enormous supporters of terrorism. They finance it; they provide weapons; and they provide Islamist mercenary fighters.

President Sisi’s speech at the Riyadh meeting was not aired on U.S. news, but he said many important things, one of which was: “There are some of you in this room that support and fund terrorism, and this must end.”

Afterwards, I saw a brief clip of Newt Gingrich who said Sisi backed the attack on the Syrian Air Force. This is untrue. Sisi backs targeting ISIS, but not targeting the Syrian Armed Forces. All Egyptians, as well as Sisi, are against U.S. strikes against the Syrian Armed Forces.

The Syrian people are fighting a horrible battle against foreign terrorist armies. These armies consist primarily of foreigners, from 80 different countries. This has been an invasion of mercenary fighters for Islamic Law. They want the government replaced with Islamic Law. And the Syrian people do not want this.

The Syrian people elected their government, a Parliament, and their president. UN observers were there and attested to the fact that the election was legitimate and that the Syrian people came out in enormous numbers for the election.

Massive numbers cheered in the streets of every city and town throughout the night when Assad won. Many celebrations lasted for several days. We in the region witnessed the pre-election process, the election itself, and the celebrations afterwards.

UN observers gave many statements to the press stating that they were impressed with the turnout and the dedication to the election process. But western media did not show you any of this process. Maybe if they had reported the real news, and not propaganda, people would understand the true situation in Syria.

The U.S. has no right to go in and try to take out a government that was elected by the people. And, worse, the U.S. has armed and trained some of the most brutal animals in those foreign mercenary armies who are in Syria.

Syria does not have a crematorium, nor does it use chemical weapons. This has been repeatedly proven to be lies and propaganda, but “fake news” never retracts the lies.

Egyptians are concerned that this new alliance with Sunni countries will mean more interference with Syria’s capability of winning the battle against foreign terrorist armies.

Since December, when Aleppo was liberated from al-Qaeda and the Free Syria Army (Muslim Brotherhood), 239 more civilian areas have been liberated from terrorist hands. Hundreds of civilians have been freed from captivity in southeastern Damascus alone. Many of those civilians had been kept in cages, because they were not Sunni Muslims.

Now, as Syria is winning the battle against terror, it is not the time to ignore the fact that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the primary supporters of the terrorist armies in Syria.

For evidence that the false accusations of chemical weapons was a red flag to support intervention in Syria:

For evidence that the White Helmets, the main group that films “dramatized” rescues are pro-Islamist propaganda groups:

For information about the Syrian election, its government and the UN stating that the election was legit and impressive:

Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.