The international law which has permitted USA (without UNSC approval) to carry out missile attack in Syria against the crime of chemical attack on citizens by Prez Assad and his government, the same law as a logical conclusion permits USA (without UNSC approval) to arrest Prez Assad and his government and produce them before International Court for war crime (of using chemical weapons) and simultaneously to fill the vacuum by installing another government in Syria through elections.
US military strike of Friday in Syria (in view of alleged chemical attack on Syrians by Syrian regime) should not be a merely punitive action rather it should lead to permanent Syria solution because Syrians have already suffered a lot during last 7 years in the name of ‘Arab-spring’ and now they should get succor by installing democracy in Syria by USA and its Allies.
USA has already accused Russia of complicity (Russian soldiers were allegedly at Shayrat air base when Chemical attack took place) with Syrian President Assad and his government in said Tuesday chemical attack [in which ~ 86 civilians (including children) have reportedly died and many more still injured / suffering]. Therefore it will serve no purpose if matter is taken to UN where at-least Russia (if not China) will use Veto to stop any US initiative to find permanent solution to gory Syria problem.
Therefore USA should proceed alone along with allies (from Christian and Muslim countries) whichever wants to join ‘US led Peace Keeping Force (PKF) and Election machinery (m/cry)’ which will ensure free and fair election in Syria after bringing peace and thereafter preparing voter list in Syria, in a time bound program of say one year.
For this ‘US led PKF and Election m/cry’, India which (with much smaller population) provided ~ 2 million persons (mostly military) to Britishers during World War I & II each, now with population of ~ 1.3 billion people (with ~ 200 million Muslims) can easily provide ~ 10 million persons (including for Election m/cry). If this Indian contingent in ‘US led PKF and Election m/cry’ is composed of mostly Indian Muslims (both Sunnis and Shias) then it will easily win the confidence and trust of Syrians and it will go a long way in bringing peace and stability to Syria. This model can be emulated later on in other troubled countries of NAME region also.
It is assumed that Indian Muslims do not want ISIS and other terrorist organizations to survive in Syria rather they want these terrorists to be eliminated from Syria etc. Therefore Indian Muslims (combined of Sunnis and Shias with other Indians) should immediately organize demonstrations at District and State headquarters and also at Jantar-Mantar Delhi for requesting Government of India (GOI) to ask USA to constitute said PKF and Election m/cray in Syria. Moreover their delegation (combined of Sunnis and Shias with other Indians) should meet GOI to request that India should offer persons (even up-to 10 million or more) to ‘US led PKF and Election m/cry’ and for which this Muslim delegation should tell GOI that Indian Muslims are prepared to provide the entire requirement of these ~ 10 million Indians.
Nothing will be better service of Islam by Indian Muslims ( if they really care for Islam given by Prophet Mohammad through Quran) than helping ~ 22 million profusely bleeding and weeping beleaguered Muslims of Syria including their women, children and old people (and may be later on the beleaguered Muslims of NAME region).
Moreover this will not only boost the reputation and political-social-economic clout of Muslims in India (who are getting rough treatment almost like a second class citizen more after ascendancy of Hindutva forces in political scenario of India) but will also bring for Muslims all over the world a good name (which has been sullied due to ‘Global Radical Islamic Terrorism’ by ISIS etc) who will be seen as solver of and not the creator of the problems of the magnitude and seriousness as gory Syrian problem.
Hem Raj Jain
(Author of ‘Betrayal of Americanism’)