The unjust economic siege on the Syrian people is not only another ugly face of the war, but also a kind of economic mass destruction weapon aimed at impoverishing people, increasing the state of social degradation and thus punishing countries and forcing them to adjust their political approaches without military intervention. The economic sanctions against Syria have been on-going since the seventies of the last century as a result of Syria’s national positions, including, for example, the so-called American Law “Syrian Accountability Act”.
In 2004, sanctions were reinforced after Syria rejected the US occupation of Iraq and continued its support for the resistance in Lebanon. The EU then imposed its sanctions on banking transactions and oil exportation, then prevented dealing with the Central Bank of Syria, freezed Syrian assets and stopped financing governmental commercial exchanges, which had negative effects on the economy, in many aspects especially regarding unemployment, exchange rates and oil prices, but the most affected aspect was the foreign trade sector.
The economic embargo imposed on the Syrian people besides the terrorist war have exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Syria . the Syrian state, with all its institutions, is trying its best to do everything possible to alleviate the suffering of its citizens, a suffering that was the result of the inhuman and immoral crimes and practices committed by the terrorist organizations. However, those who want to search within the Syrian war file must know that targeting Syria took a direct economic dimension, considering that the economy and its components are the tangible things in the structure of the Syrian state just like any other state.
What happened in Syria since the outbreak of the so-called “Arab Spring” is a major conspiracy and an unjust war aimed at the progress and development reached by Syria, especially during the first decade of the third millennium, in order to target what it had witnessed of economic openness, development, modernization ,strengthening of the economy capabilities , increasing rates of growth , opening up the space for private sector to exercise its national role ,and providing a suitable environment for investment, where Syria entered the field of industries that it wasn’t in before, especially cars, and it achieved the realization of added values, doubling the revenues of the general treasury, increasing bank deposits, increasing the number of industrial cities, re-opening the Damascus Stock Exchange and licensing of real estate development and financing companies, beside the budget deficit declined to large levels, all of these are strength points that counts for the Syrian economy.
But the question remains: who benefits from the destruction of the Syrian homeland? Certainly, all this is in the interest of the enemies of Syria, especially with the occurrence of Syria geographically in the centre of international weight and in conjunction with the Zionist entity, can the economy in Syria be saved? Certainly this is not impossible, but it can be considered a difficult task that calls for a road map in which the efforts of all Syrians and their friends must be combined.