“Inside Syria – Can Syria’s Opposition Unite?” al-Jazeera English

Inside Syria – Can Syria’s opposition unite Part 1 – Al-Jazeera English
why Syria’s opposition has been unable to incorporate itself into a strong coalition with a united message and what the divide means for Assad. Guests: Joshua Landis, Syria expert; Randa Slim, scholar, ME Institute; Najib Ghadbian, SNC.

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101. Atheist Syrian Salafist Against Dictatorships said:

March 6th, 2012, 12:41 am


102. Mina said:

“He has to go” – period ?
The demonstrators have been sticking to this binary, over simplistic solution for a year, and it was their first and fatal mistake.
You can’t ask the FB Damascus elite who has started the small demo last February, and the rich merchants of the Hamidiyye who demonstrated after the Daraa events, and the little Islamist thugs of Homs, Edleb, Aleppo’s suburb Sayf al-DIn, to get to an agreement. So the only possibility is for the elite to come with serious offers and plans for what comes next. Only people with a touch of ground reality can achieve that, not a Chalabi or a brainwashed guy who thinks himself pious because he follows sheykhs.
But then, it is also in the interest of the elite (i. e. the educated) to let the armed forces “clean up” the extremist elements. This has been so all through history.

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March 6th, 2012, 3:33 am


103. bronco said:

Tara #93

You too Tara (Brutus), my daughter (son)..
Ghalioun (Shakespeare’s Caesar)

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March 6th, 2012, 5:22 pm


104. Jerusalem said:

ذكرت مصادر مطلعة في الجزيرة لعرب تايمز ان هناك همسا كثيرا في الدوحة عن قرب هروب مفتي الناتو من قطر الى مصر تمهيدا لشن هجوم على شيوخ قطر

Inshalla from Arabtimes to God’s ears


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March 6th, 2012, 6:44 pm


105. brian said:

why quote the qatar dictatorships Aljazeera?

the goal of any colour revolution is to demonise the target govt, catalyising violence to get the govt to crack down..and undermine the economy to get the people to aid their own destruction

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March 7th, 2012, 7:20 pm


106. brian said:

[ Brian, please observe the letter and spirit of Syria Comment’s Rules and Regulations. Do not make personal shots at other commentators.]

‘ Syrialover said:

# 21. Irritated

You appear to be having so much fun at the moment.

What are Assad’s online defenders going to do after his regime bites the dust?

Maybe they’ll hang around for the next wave of civil uprising in Iran and cheer the regime there and sneer at its courageus opponents and victims anonymously online.
id call this fellow;SYRIA HATER as he seems happy to see Syria, a secular state be plunged into a cauldron of jihadi violence backed by Great Satan. Nothing pleases him than to see syrians murdered actually by the brutal sharialoving muslim brotherhood( mo must be rollin g in his grave) as he can then cry : ‘Assad is a murderer!’



The third is al-Jazeera, whose biased role in “reporting” the Awakenings has been well documented. Described by one seasoned media analyst [17] as the “sophisticated mouthpiece of the state of Qatar and its ambitious emir”, al-Jazeera is integral to Qatar’s “foreign-policy aspirations”.

Al-Jazeera has, and continues, [18] to provide technical support, equipment, hosting and “credibility” to Syrian opposition activists and organizations. Reports show that as early as March 2011, al-Jazeera was providing messaging and technical support to exiled Syrian opposition activists [19] , who even by January 2010 were co-ordinating their messaging activities from Doha.
The Washington Post exposed in April 2011 that recent WikiLeaks showed that the US State Department had been giving millions of dollars to various Syrian exile groups (including the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Movement for Justice and Development in London) and individuals since 2006 via its “Middle East Partnership Initiative” administered by a US foundation, the Democracy Council. [43]

Leaked WikiLeak cables confirmed that well into 2010, this funding was continuing, a trend that not only continues today but which has expanded in light of the shift to the “soft power” option aimed at regime change in Syria.


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March 7th, 2012, 7:27 pm


107. brian said:

‘101. Atheist Syrian Salafist Against Dictatorships said: ‘

this title says it all:

salafists are not atheists but they do want to establish a sharia based dictatorship, and will repress any non salafists as we see now in Libya.

The faux Human Rights driven lies used to justify the war on secular Syria by muslim terrorists backed by the US and the murderous likes of John Mccain are so transparent that not to see them implies wilful blindness…

so who exactly are the people here backing the US/israel salafist war on Syria?


Rule 1: find out whos telling the truth…those are the ones to support..
Rule 2: see who the US is supporting…and do the opposite

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March 7th, 2012, 10:31 pm


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