DAMASCUS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- While the world is observing the International Day of Peace, which is supposedly a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, Syria couldn't be as far from peace as it's today, despite the fact that it's the country most in need of peace.
The Syrian war is in its sixth year, with no foreseeable end, only dead ends. Such a grinding war puts all of the peace-promoting slogans on the line, and the conflict reflects nothing but the international community's failure to live up to it pledges to strengthening peace.
Throughout the years in the Syrian crisis, the Western powers seemed more interested in securing gains and interests in Syria, than just finding peace.
Faltering ceasefire in Syria just gave the Syrians the experience of living a mirage fading away on the horizons every time the sun goes down.
Tens of people are dying everyday, millions are out of their homes. The size of the calamities in Syria is so overwhelming, but it's seemingly not enough for the powers to put their interests aside and truly think of ending the conflict.
Almost everyone in Syria firmly believes that an international consensus is the most important step toward ending the conflict, but the world's powers are still disputing in the Security Council' venues, while speaking of the Day of Peace.
For Syrians nowadays, the banner of the Day of Peace doesn't mean much, only another hollow slogan promoted and celebrated, and the question that is asked is what the world has done to end the Syrian war?
"More war" is the answer.
"The western powers are not only watching the Syrian war, but actually engaging in such a war, making Syria an arena for settling their scores," Maher, a Syrian journalist and blogger, said.
The majority of Syrians dream of peace and the return of security and stability to their country, while watching the world observing such a "peaceful" occasion as Syria is bleeding.
The United States and Russia, along with other western countries, must be single-minded on bringing back peace to Syria, which fell from one of the most peaceful and secure areas to one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
Prolonging the crisis will not only deprive the Syrians from peace, but will steal the peace of other countries, and the spillover effects of the Syrian war are dangerously reverberating outwards.
Peace should be a given right to every human being, not a privilege granted for certain peoples in this world. The Syrians are the ones who deserve to live in peace after six years of war that dislodged peace from every house in this country.