Syrian Militias Establish New Command – Pro-Jabhat al-Nusra Alliance Emerges

29 Syrian coordinating committees and militias sign a petition stating that they are all Jabhat al-Nusra  29 تنسيقية وكتيبة تسمّي الجمعة القادمة “لا للتدخل الأمريكي– كلنا جبهة النصرة”

It seems that the US has provoked the formation of a counter-alliance against it even before Assad has fallen. Syrian militias established a new command that is estimated to be made up of roughly two-thirds of representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist allies, according to Reuters.

The Syrian civilian opposition has failed to reach consensus on selecting the head of the transitional government. The next meeting about the issue will be Dec 15



Al-Jazeera – New Syrian Military command, led by Selim Idris makes its announcement – in Arabic

Syrian rebels elect head of new military command
Reuters – Sat, Dec 8, 2012 – Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebel groups have chosen Brigadier Selim Idris, a former officer in President Bashar al-Assad’s army, to head their new Islamist-dominated military command, opposition sources said on Saturday.

Idris, whose home province of Homs has been at the forefront of the Sunni Muslim-led uprising, was elected by 30 military and civilian members of the joint military command after talks attended by Western and Arab security officials in the Turkish city of Antalia.

“Saleh is not ideological, but he has been appointed top aides who are close to Salafist rebels,” one of the sources who has been following the meeting said.

The joint command named Islamist commanders Abdelbasset Tawil from the northern province of Idlib and Abdelqader Saleh from the adjacent province of Aleppo to serve as Idris’s deputies, the source said.

The unified command includes many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Salafists, who follow a puritanical interpretation of Islam. It excludes the most senior officers who had defected from Assad’s military.

Its composition, estimated to be two-thirds from the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, reflects the growing strength of Islamist fighters on the ground and resembles that of the civilian opposition leadership coalition created under Western and Arab auspices in Qatar last month.

Absent from the group is Colonel Riad al-Asaad, founder of the Syrian Free Army and Brigadier Mustafa al-Sheikh, a senior officer known for his opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Asaad and Sheikh were not part of the 263-man meeting in Antalia. Also excluded was general Hussein Haj Ali, the highest ranking officer to defect from the military since the uprising erupted in March last year.

Security officials from the United States, Britain, France, the Gulf and Jordan have been attending the talks, which come days before a conference of the Friends of Syria, a grouping of dozens of countries that have mostly pledged non-military aid to rebels fighting to oust Assad.

If you are interested in seeing Alawite officers have their heads chopped off, this video is for you. The title says they are suspected of participating in the Houla massacre. ‏فيديو: اعدام ضباط علويين ميدانياً بقطع رؤوسهم بمشاركة اطفال في حمص وسط ‏‫#سوريا‬‏ بتهمة المشاركة في مجزرة الحولة ‎‪youtube.com/watch?v=dE7luG…‬‏‏‎

Arwa Damon (@arwaCNN) 12/7/12, 4:11 PM – “moderate” islamist just told me nusra front wants #assad regime 2 last bc longer the fighting goes on the stronger & more popular they become.

Blake Hounshell@blakehounshell “Analysts in the Turkish capital believe that President Bashar al-Assad will be gone by the summer.” Guardian

Lara Setrakian@Lara  Our latest in Conversations: Kidnappings and Kids Hungry in Aleppo: http://bit.ly/VJojTc  @SyriaDeeply

For Iran, Unrest in Syria Is Noise, Not Brutal War
By THOMAS ERDBRINK: December 9, 2012, NYTimes

….“We are seeking a peaceful solution in which the Syrian government implements reforms,” said Hamidreza Taraghi, a politician who is close to Iran’s leaders. “But whatever the cost, we want to keep Syria in the group of resistance against Israel.”

Mr. Taraghi, who recently led an Iranian delegation to North Korea and met with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said that Iran was willing to do “whatever it takes” to keep Syria as an ally. He said the Syrian government had not yet asked Iran for military help, but if that happened Iran would be compelled by its treaty with Syria to step in….But even opposition figures say the government has no choice but to stick with the current Syrian leadership to the bitter end. “That way,” Mr. Shamsolvaezin said, “we can at least influence the unrest that will inevitably follow his downfall.”

Syria: Rebel Prisoners On Their Religious War
Sky’s Tim Marshall gains rare access to a prison where he finds evidence that international jihadists are operating in Syria. They say they want Christians to pay the Jiziya’.
UK, Saturday 08 December 2012

Syrian Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War
In May in Damascus, Syrian workers removed debris from two car bombs that were linked to the Qaeda-backed Nusra Front.
By TIM ARANGO, ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD, December 8, 2012

But blacklisting the Nusra Front could backfire. It would pit the United States against some of the best fighters in the insurgency that it aims to support. While some Syrian rebels fear the group’s growing power, others work closely with it and admire it — or, at least, its military achievements — and are loath to end their cooperation.

Leaders of the Free Syrian Army, the loose-knit rebel umbrella group that the United States seeks to bolster, expressed exasperation that the United States, which has refused to provide weapons throughout the conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people, is now opposing a group they see as a vital ally.

The Nusra Front “defends civilians in Syria, whereas America didn’t do anything,” said Mosaab Abu Qatada, a rebel spokesman. “They stand by and watch; they look at the blood and the crimes and brag. Then they say that Nusra Front are terrorists.”

He added, “America just wants a pretext to intervene in Syrian affairs after the revolution.”

The United States has been reluctant to supply weapons to rebels that could end up in the hands of anti-Western jihadis, as did weapons that Qatar supplied to Libyan rebels with American approval. Critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy counter that its failure to support the rebels helped create the opening that Islamic militants have seized in Syria.

The Nusra Front’s appeals to Syrian fighters seem to be working.

At a recent meeting in Damascus, Abu Hussein al-Afghani, a veteran of insurgencies in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, addressed frustrated young rebels. They lacked money, weapons and training, so they listened attentively.

He told them he was a leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, now working with a Qaeda branch in Syria, and by joining him, they could make their mark. One fighter recalled his resonant question: “Who is hearing your voice today?”

On Friday, demonstrators in several Syrian cities raised banners with slogans like, “No to American intervention, for we are all Jebhat al-Nusra,” referring to the group’s full name, Ansar al-Jebhat al-Nusra li-Ahl al-Sham, or Supporters of the Front for Victory of the People of Syria. One rebel battalion, the Ahrar, or Free Men, asked on its Facebook page why the United States did not blacklist Mr. Assad’s “terrorist” militias.

Another jihadist faction, the Sahaba Army in the Levant, even congratulated the group on the “great honor” of being deemed terrorists by the United States.

Even antigovernment activists who are wary of the group — some deride it as “the Taliban” — said the blacklisting would be ineffective and worsen strife within the uprising. To isolate the group, they say, the United States should support mainstream rebel military councils and Syrian civil society, like the committees that have sprung up to run rebel-held villages.

The Nusra Front is far from the only fighting group that embraces a strict interpretation of Islam. Many battalions have adopted religious slogans, dress and practices, in what some rebels and activists call a pragmatic shift to curry favor with Islamist donors in Persian Gulf countries. One activist said he had a fighter friend with a fondness for Johnnie Walker Black who is now sporting a beard to fit in.

Fighting Drives an Old Sense of Peace From Damascus
By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and ANNE BARNARD, December 9, 2012

DAMASCUS, Syria — Business has been terrible for Abu Tareq, a taxi driver, so last week, without telling his wife, he agreed to drive a man to the Damascus airport for 10 times the usual rate. But, he said later, he will not be doing that again.

On the airport road, he could hear the crash of artillery and the whiz of sniper fire. Dead rebels and soldiers lay on the roadsides. Abu Tareq saw a dog eating the body of a soldier.

“I will never forget this sight,” said Abu Tareq, 50, who gave only a nickname for safety reasons. “It is the road of the dead.”….

But the security forces wield overwhelming firepower, and while they have been unable to subdue the suburbs, some rebel fighters say they lack the intelligence information, arms and communication to advance. That raises the specter of a destructive standoff like the one that has devastated the commercial hub of Aleppo…..

ATME, Syria — Most of them avoid reporters like the plague but in “liberated” northwestern Syria, it is difficult not to run into foreign jihadist fighters, both on the front lines and at rebel bases. “Secrecy shrouding the activities of foreign militants makes it extremely difficult to assess with any accuracy their extent, location and potential ramifications,” the International Crisis Group said in a report.

But while President Bashar al-Assad’s domestic foes have tried for months to downplay the impact of outsiders, now “foreign militants have had more direct involvement, fighting alongside Syrian insurgents,” the Brussels-based group added…..

Call for papers for the 2nd Postgraduate Conference at the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews

How credible are reports of Syrian WMDs? – al-jazeera
As the rhetoric heats up over possible chemical weapons, we ask what is driving US policy toward Syria.
Inside Story 08 Dec 2012
Hillary Man Levertt, Steve Clemons, & Tony Karon

By Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan
“The United States and like-minded governments are rushing to fund and legitimize a newly formed Syrian opposition group amid fear that plans for a political transition are being outpaced by rebel military gains, U.S. and European officials said…In the meantime, Clinton said, the United States is worried about what Assad might do as his hold on power slips, repeating fears expressed earlier in the week by President Obama and others…’Our concerns are that an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical weapons or might lost control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within Syria,’ Clinton said.”

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51. Majedkhaldoun said:

assad has failed to end the revolution, and infact he lost a lot of territories,and the rebels now around Damascus,Losing and failing will cause losing respect,his generals are able to challenge him openly since he failed,it is not his decision alone anymore,their decisions are more likely to be what count, and such decisions will be conflicting,and more mistakes will be expected.It is impossible for him to run to the Jabal,where his generals are probably will kill him,history tells us that a defeated leader is unlikely to survive his generals.It may be that he will die in his palace.

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December 10th, 2012, 1:53 pm

 

52. Aldendeshe said:

Oh ya sure Majed fits in perfectly into the famed CIA Analyst team. They never won a single war, just made a lot of money, got new drug sources, and walked out leaving millions of people homeless, life shattered, hopless, perfect drug users,physicaly and mentally deformed from Agent Orange to DU.

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December 10th, 2012, 2:15 pm

 

53. AJ said:

There have been talks into putting Assad, his regime and shabi7a on the terror list, thus treating Assad supporters in the West the same as #Alqaeda affiliates.

http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/shabiha-militias-and-the-destruction-of-syria

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December 10th, 2012, 2:36 pm

 

54. MarigoldRan said:

Agreed. It looks increasingly likely that Assad will die at the hands of his Alawite generals.

If the generals don’t kill him, the FSA will. If the FSA don’t, NATO will. Assad’s made a lot of enemies in his two years of war.

Negotiated solution? Perhaps, but after the FSA wins in Damascus and Assad is dead or exiled. At that point it would be clear to everyone that the regime has been defeated.

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December 10th, 2012, 2:40 pm

 

55. MarigoldRan said:

Assad and his shabiha have done enough terror to be put on the terror list.

The only reason America has not done that is because Assad’s regime have never DIRECTLY targeted US interests.

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December 10th, 2012, 2:43 pm

 

56. MarigoldRan said:

@SNP

Yes, part of your statement is accurate. Some of the fighters are paid by people in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

But why is that a bad thing? Qatar and Saudi Arabia are ok countries to live in, or at least better places to live in than Syria. For all your comments about NATO and Turkey and Qatar and Saudi Arabia, ALL of those countries are better places to live in than in Syria right now.

Baathism is stupid and disastrous. All of the former Baath countries (Iraq, Syria, Libya) are messed up countries.

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December 10th, 2012, 2:51 pm

 

57. AJ said:

Assad’s only friends left are the Israelis however I will doubt that they would openly offer him assylum

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December 10th, 2012, 2:58 pm

 

58. Aldendeshe said:

ALL of those countries are better places to live in than in Syria right now.
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All those countries, each one is a 1000 time richer and 10,000 times more resourceful. How you are going to heal and rebuild, your destructive action left Syria in far more worse conditions, on every level, than what Baathism did. Syria will never recover. I say to Bashar Pak up and move to the coast, leave the rest for the low life to live in the swamp cities and swage holes they made for themselves.

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December 10th, 2012, 3:27 pm

 

59. Visitor said:

The jackal of Damascus has now resorted to white phosphorous bombs against civilians,

http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/27ddc4ab-7c14-4556-9868-6707cb83c3f4?GoogleStatID=1

These weapons are banned by the Geneva Convention from use against civilians,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_phosphorus

Is Bashar the jackal not a war criminal yet?

Hanzal @8,

The video you linked shows phosphorous bombs.

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December 10th, 2012, 3:28 pm

 

60. Aldendeshe said:

By the way, I have instructed all SNPIER’s for entire month of December, from Dec 10- Jan 10, not to click neither thumb down or up for my / SNP posts or anyone alse. Doing some Market testing, real contributors profiling and count.

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December 10th, 2012, 3:31 pm

 

61. Jasmine said:

‘Public Hunger Strike’ in Saudi Arabia for Imprisoned Activist Al-Bajady
Posted 10 December 2012 17:19 GMT

Written by
Osama Khalid

Free Mohammad al-Bajady
 
Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Bajady has been getting much attention in the Saudi Twittershare in the last few weeks. Al-Bajady is one of the co-founders of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and he has been detained since March 21, 2011, after taking part in a protest calling for an end to arbitrary detainment in front of the Interior Ministry building in Riyadh. He was secretly tried and sentenced last April to four years in prison.

On November 14, ACPRA issued the following statement [ar]:

في آخر اتصال هاتفي للناشط الحقوقي محمد بن صالح البجادي على زوجته، في تاريخ 3 ذو القعدة 1433هـ، الموافق 19 سبتمبر 2012م، أخبرها أنه سيضرب عن الطعام فور انهاءه للمكالمة احتجاجا على سوء معاملته، ثم وردت أنباء عن نقله بعد ذلك إلى زنزانة انفرادية وعزله عن العالم الخارجي، ومنذ تاريخ اعلانه للإضراب عن الطعام لم يرد منه أي اتصال هاتفي

In the last phone call from human rights activist Mohammad al-Bajady, which was on 19 September 2012, he told his wife that he would start a hunger strike right after the phone call to protest maltreatment. Our sources told us that he was then taken into solitary confinement. Since he announced hunger strike, no phone call was received.

Yesterday, December 9, @freealbjadi announced a public hunger strike to support al-Bajady on December 10, which marks the international Human Rights Day:

عش تجربة البجادي في السجن وأعلن اضرابك غدا عن الطعام…

@freealbjadi: Experience what al-Bajady is facing in prison and announce your hunger strike tomorrow…

“Save al-Bajady” campaign logo
Tens of reformist figures announced that they will be taking part in the public hunger strike in the hashtag #سأشارك_غدا_بالإضراب_عن_الطعام_تضامنا_مع_إضراب_البجادي (I will be participating in the hunger strike in support for al-Bajady), including activist Mohammad al-Qahtani, ex-political prisoner Matrook al-Faleh, and famous blogger Fouad al-Farhan along with over 200 other people, while the previous public hunger strike in support for al-Bajady, which took place last March, had only 38 participants. This led activists to announce success.

By strictly prohibiting demonstrations, Saudi Arabia invites new methods for public dissent, mostly undertaken by young people.

Written by Osama Khalid
Posted 10 December 2012 17:19 GMT ·

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December 10th, 2012, 3:38 pm

 
 

63. zoo said:

Are Syria’s Rebels as Violent as Assad?

By Dashiell Bennett | The Atlantic Wire – 4 hrs ago
http://news.yahoo.com/syrias-rebels-violent-assad-160219596.html

Syrian rebels are starting to choke off the government’s access to its own country, bringing hope that the war may be slipping away from Bashar al-Assad. But the gains have also come with disturbing new signs — video decapitations, al Qaeda links, and more — that the rebels may end up nearly as brutal in victory as the regime they’re hoping to replace.

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December 10th, 2012, 3:49 pm

 

64. AJ said:

“60. ZOO said:

Are Syria’s Rebels as Violent as Assad?”

Until rebels start decapitating children for putting anti Moaz al Khatib graffiti, beating parents of musicians suspected of participating in anti FSA march, raping women suspected of sympathizing with the Assad regime, imprisoning relatives of those suspected of supporting Assad, then the answer is NO.

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December 10th, 2012, 4:01 pm

 

65. zoo said:

Like Ghaliun, a few FOS meetings ago, Moaz al Khatib is now lobbying for a wide diplomatic recognition as ” The sole representative of ( the aspirations of) the Syrian people” and ideally “the government in exile”.
In addition he is expecting lots of funds and weapons to take control and lure the FSA away from the Al Qaeeda Islamists.

Let’s guess what he will get in Marakesh from the big players like the USA?

http://news.yahoo.com/eu-foreign-ministers-meet-mideast-syria-mali-104854965.html

Hague said foreign ministers would be briefed by Mouaz al-Khatib, a moderate cleric who heads the new, Western-backed opposition coalition in Syria. Hard-line Islamist groups in the country have not joined the new coalition. Al-Khatib is expected to speak about attempts to unify the Syrian opposition as the coalition seeks greater diplomatic recognition.

The EU does not itself offer formal recognition — that is left to the individual member countries — but it has said the coalition is a legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

Bildt said it was important for EU foreign ministers to send a message of strong support to the opposition, and also to Lakdhar Brahimi, the joint U.N.-Arab League peace envoy for Syria, who Bildt said has been making “good progress.”

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December 10th, 2012, 4:04 pm

 

66. Visitor said:

Those associated with the jackal regime are becoming pariah in many countries as Germany kicks out 4 mini-jackals,

http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/c887ecce-ddc5-46de-a427-8489726987c4?GoogleStatID=9

It is about time that these outcasts become what they actually are.

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December 10th, 2012, 4:05 pm

 

67. Syrialover said:

ALDENDESHE/SNP

Your hostility and contempt for Syrians living inside Syria is as extreme as your ecstatic fascination with extraterrestrials, “the mark of the beast” and other delusionary junk.

You aren’t just a harmless nut, you are sinister and ugly in your thinking.

Re-read your latest sick, nasty message to Syrians (like you have often said here):

“I say to Bashar Pak up and move to the coast, leave the rest for the low life to live in the swamp cities and swage holes they made for themselves” #55

What planet are you on? No, please don’t tell us.

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December 10th, 2012, 4:14 pm

 

68. zoo said:

What is al Nusra waiting for? They should listen to their friend, the SC military Einstein’s advices?
He knows it all. All his predictions failed, but there is still hope that one would succeed. Bravo!

“It looks to me, ‘Eddy’, like the whole issue can be resolved by giving my good Nusra friends the time to aim those missiles at Qurdaha and the Muhajereen, fire them off and get rid of the criminal Jackal and the missiles with him. Finito!!!”

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December 10th, 2012, 4:15 pm

 

69. zoo said:

#61 AJ

Oh, no.. The Alahuakbarites rebels are angels.

They don’t decapitate children, they make children decapitate soldiers.. Ok, they say Allah u akbar before, during and after…

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December 10th, 2012, 4:19 pm

 

70. Syrialover said:

ZOO,

I read bad will and indifference towards Syrians in your posts that confounds me.

How can anyone who is not suffering the same “problems” as ALDENDESHE/SNP think like that towards the people of Syria?

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December 10th, 2012, 4:21 pm

 

71. Syrialover said:

The extremists have come in and they are dirtying the revolution.

What exacly are they fighting for? Not the people of Syria.

They are having a delusionary “holy warrior” adventure which is more exciting and more self-important feeling than their derailed lives back in their home countries.

Let’s wait for them to explain their real mission to the real world.

Especially those who will later be doing the usual whining and blubbing for their home countries to repatriate them because of their “human rights”.

Watch that space. The cycle is inevitable.

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December 10th, 2012, 4:33 pm

 

72. AJ said:

“66. ZOO said:

#61 AJ

Oh, no.. The Alahuakbarites rebels are angels.

They don’t decapitate children, they make children decapitate soldiers.. Ok, they say Allah u akbar before, during and after…”

I know you would prefer having your soldiers decapitate our children but even when our kids want to bring those who committed the Houla massacre to justice, we, revolution supporters, condemn it.

I have never seen one post of you menhebakjiyi one word to condemn Assad’s actions.

You see, that’s the difference between us. You will NEVER EVER speak against Assad. We on the other hand, are free to say whatever we want, starting from 3ar3our, to Ghalioun and even to the fatso Hamad of Qatar.

Continue defending him, Allah kbeer

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December 10th, 2012, 4:34 pm

 

73. zoo said:

69. AJ

Talking about your ‘freedom” I wonder when you ever said anything bad about the opposition…

I don’t need to say bad things about Bashar al Assad, this blog is full if it with shameful vulgarity, hatred and arrogance.
Please don’t stop doing it.. if it makes you feel good and “free”

And also please don’t get God involved, you are certainly not his mouthpiece.

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December 10th, 2012, 4:43 pm

 

74. Visitor said:

Hey Ewe @65,

You mean all those regiments, the battalions, the airbases, the oil fields, the dams, the airports, the missiles, the border crossings and the countless other victories do not count in your eyes?

Did you forget to cry ما today?

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December 10th, 2012, 4:46 pm

 

75. Syrialover said:

The MB should be put on the criminal list for their meddling role in enabling the extremists to get in the way of the real FSA and dirty the revolution.

The MB are traitors and parasitic self-seekers in this conflict. Syrians don’t need them.

They should be given a sledgehammer boot in the backside from the Coalition before they do any more mischief.

They are part of Syria’s current problem, not the solution.

Not sure what I’m talking about? Read this – and there’s plenty more out there to explain it to you:

Article: How the Brotherhood builds power in Syria’s opposition

http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/how-the-brotherhood-builds-power-in-syrias-opposition

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December 10th, 2012, 4:52 pm

 

76. zoo said:

#68 SL

Are you waking up to the bitter reality that I have been warning about for months and was laughed at?
The opposition is polluted beyond repair and has let itself become rotten from inside rather than call for a compromise when it was still time.

The Syrians are all paying the price of these miscalculations and underestimation of the dangerous path the uprising took when, instead of showing willingness to a dialog, it naively called for external countries to get involved militarily in a revolution that concerns only the Syrians.
Now the external forces and dark ones have taken over the country and the country is trapped in a cycle of endless violence. Great achievement, indeed…

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December 10th, 2012, 4:53 pm

 

77. zoo said:

#71

“..the border crossings and the countless other victories do not count in your eyes?…”

All is smoke in the eyes.
What counts now is the USA, Russia, Iran, the EU, the UN etc.. nothing else. The crisis is not going to be solved in Idlib or Deir Ezzzor. Every country has a stake in it, it is not a Syrian issue anymore, it is an international issue and the opposition made it so.
So ‘liberated villages’ on the borders, helicopter shot down.. It is all irrelevant to the solution.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:02 pm

 

78. Syrialover said:

ZOO #73,

Wrong. A cheap shot from a toy gun.

I have been very consistent in condemning the al queda kid gangs.

Their arrival in Syria and getting out of control are a well-documented by-product of the regime’s strategies.

And at some other stage you were no doubt applauding Bashar for using them. You probably still are.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:03 pm

 

79. Aldendeshe said:

What planet are you on? No, please don’t tell us.
_________________________________________________________________

Unfortunately I live on a planet that has way too many subhumans like you, we need to exterminate them all efficiently and bring earth back to the proper inheritance of real humans.

The existence and brainless entity, uneducated brain, is threat to all humanity and its future. The extermination of these people posing this threat to our evolution is Job # 1

Read about the plan for your demise here:

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December 10th, 2012, 5:11 pm

 

80. habib said:

And of course Youtube only deletes videos of FSA atrocities, so here it is again:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=25c_1355177064

You can say much about the regime, but at least they don’t have child executioners.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:14 pm

 

81. zoo said:

#75 SL

I never, never supported Islamist terrorists or the MB or the Salafists while many of you were rejoicing when they were claiming military victories with a profusion of Allah u Akbar.
I always trusted the secular Syrian army and its dedication to the country while many of you were calling and thanking KSA, Qatar when we all know that Qatar supports the MB and KSA the salafists.
I am glad to see that your eyes are finally opening on the worse danger these people represent for Syria.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:14 pm

 

82. Visitor said:

Ewe @ 74,

You are some accomplished ewe startegist!!!

Where did you learn all that?? Your Zoo must be one of a kind!!

It seems to me that all those countries you’re hanging you hopes on are either hesitant or outright scared to send in foot soldiers. So where are they going to solve the problem, if not in Idlib, Deir Ezzor and Damascus? In Cafe de Paris?

O’ I forgot your Mullah-stan is willing to send in few pasdrans. No problem. We’ll keep sending them more Nusras.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:17 pm

 

83. SYR.EXPAT said:

Video showing the moments when Syria’s version of the Pentagon was attacked and ransacked by three fighters only! The fourth fighter had detonated a car bomb on the other side of the complex as a distraction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OY6Dhg14_tY

After the revolution had turned to a military showdown and after several bombing attempts, you would have thought that the Arkan complex was almost impenetrable. Watch the ease with which the trio make their way in. The video is short, but very telling.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:21 pm

 

84. zoo said:

#79 Visitor

I have learned with the chimpanzes on SC… Great teachers, thanks

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December 10th, 2012, 5:23 pm

 

85. Visitor said:

Ewe at 78 is that you saying this?

“I always trusted the secular Syrian army and its dedication to the country while many of you were calling and thanking KSA, Qatar when we all know that Qatar supports the MB and KSA the salafists.”

have you served in the so-called ‘secular Syrian army’?

http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/d1e2e5f9-3fb3-4c85-b521-ab0bfd241201?GoogleStatID=9

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Ewe @81

“#79 Visitor

I have learned with the chimpanzes on SC… Great teachers, thanks”

Keep coming back so that you may not lose your ‘edge’.

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December 10th, 2012, 5:30 pm

 
 

87. zoo said:

Poor Moaz.. he has to learn how to swallowing disappointments as more are on the way.

“Alkhatib said he expected to get a decision on Wednesday from the EU over whether it would recognize the coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.”

On Monday the EU has promoted it
from ‘legitimate representatives of the Syrian people aspirations”
to “legitimate representatives of the Syrian people”
but not the “sole” ones.
Great promotion, indeed, great disappointment too.
As expected, it was another tap on the back and some humanitarian funds. Maybe in the next FOS?

“On Monday, the European Union made a step towards full recognition of the Syrian opposition, led by Moaz al-Khatib. The EU fell short of making a full endorsement, however.

EU foreign ministers recognized al-Khatib’s council as “legitimate representatives of the Syrian people.”

http://www.dw.de/eu-edges-towards-recognizing-syria-opposition/a-16443111

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December 10th, 2012, 6:07 pm

 

88. ghufran said:

اعتبر الاتحاد الاوروبي الاثنين الائتلاف الوطني للمعارضة السورية “ممثلا شرعيا” للشعب السوري في ختام لقاء مع رئيسه احمد معاذ الخطيب ووزراء الخارجية الاوروبيين ال27.
وفي اعلان مشترك، قال الوزراء الاوروبيون انهم “يقبلون” “الائتلاف الوطني السوري لقوى المعارضة والثورة السورية ممثلا شرعيا للشعب السوري
judging by the composition of the coalition,it is fair to assume that they have the support of around 30% of the population, that gives them the power to form a political party and participate in a future unity government ,if we ever have one,but:
A- this coalition does not represent all of the opposition
B- the opposition does not represent all of Syria
playing with words will not change those basic facts.

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December 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm

 

89. zoo said:

Like Ghaliun and his now defunct SNC before him, Moaz has still two steep steps to climb to ‘full recognition’ of his coalition.

1) Get the ‘sole’ word in so his coalition becomes “THE sole representative of the Syrian people”
2) Remove the word ‘representatives” of the opposition to become “THE Syrian government in exile”

The SNC reached the same stage in April 2012. Can I refresh your memory?

“Second, the Friends of Syria recognized the Syrian National Council in exile as “a legitimate representative of all Syrians and the umbrella organization under which Syrian opposition groups are gathering.”

http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/04/05/syrian-national-council-wins-recognition-abroad-but-may-lose-out-at-home/a6n7

In my view the international community is building it just to represent a partner in a political negotiation and an opposition group in case there are elections… nothing more.

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December 10th, 2012, 6:31 pm

 

90. Citizen said:

85. GHUFRAN said:

اعتبر الاتحاد الاوروبي الاثنين الائتلاف الوطني للمعارضة السورية “ممثلا شرعيا” للشعب السوري في ختام لقاء مع رئيسه احمد معاذ الخطيب ووزراء الخارجية الاوروبيين ال27.
وفي اعلان مشترك، قال الوزراء الاوروبيون انهم “يقبلون” “الائتلاف الوطني السوري لقوى المعارضة والثورة السورية ممثلا شرعيا للشعب السوري
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تصريحات لاتحاد الأوروبي هذه سفيهة و تافهة !
ان الف باء الشرعية تأتي من الشعب عن طريق احترام ارادته وعدم التدخل في شؤونه ! ليلملم هذا الاتحاد الأوروبي نفسه فشعوبه يوميا على شاشات التلفزة تظهر للعالم سخونة أمراضه المزمنة !

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December 10th, 2012, 6:50 pm

 

91. Citizen said:

3,000 Obama”s troops secretly return to Iraq via Kuwait
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/09/277127/3000-us-troops-secretly-return-to-iraq/

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December 10th, 2012, 6:59 pm

 

92. Citizen said:

may cause you to feel need to vomiting!!

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December 10th, 2012, 7:10 pm

 

93. Syrialover said:

# 78. ZOO said:

“I am glad to see that your eyes are finally opening on the worse danger these people represent for Syria.”

My eyes did not require opening. They have never been glued shut like certain Assad apologists we know.

I have always seen very clearly who is the worst danger for the people of Syria.

It’s Bashar Assad, and the extremist element in the revolution are one more by-product of the regime’s idiotic manoeuvres.

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December 10th, 2012, 7:14 pm

 

94. Dolly Buster said:

Citizen, are you a Shiite? Don’t you think it’s bizarre that people like Castro (atheist), Hugo Chavez (Nazarene), and Mahmoud Eichmann-Nejad (Shiite) are all allied together?
The only thing they have in common is hatred for the Free World !!

Somehow they are able to set aside all these differences, in pursuit of their anti-freedom ideals.

If you think about it though, it is stupid that you as a Ruskie are supporting an Ayatollah.
I hope people will in time realize that this Atheist-Christian-Shiite pact is intellectually bankrupt.

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December 10th, 2012, 7:22 pm

 

95. zoo said:

#90 SL

Then you should be contented (not totally happy) if the Islamist terrorists replace Bashar Al Assad and rule over Syria with their version of democracy as, in your eyes, they will be a lesser evil.

I wonder how many Syrians share your views.

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December 10th, 2012, 7:36 pm

 

96. Citizen said:

Syria – trigger the Apocalypse. War will begin on December 17

Sources close to the French Ministry of Defense said that the Western-Arab military intervention against the regime of Bashar al-Assad should start soon with the U.S., France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, as well as the Special Forces of Qatar.

Military sources said that the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Marine Corps is in the Mediterranean Sea, joining the aircraft carrier Eisenhower as part of the strike group, and at least five British warships, which also have a large force of marines.

Hackers broke into the computers of U.S. admirals on the aircraft carrier Dwight Eyzenhuver. According to them, the attack on Syria is scheduled for 17.12.2012 years.

Hacked computers are not fighting, and personal, through which conducted the correspondence of senior officers of the U.S. Army over insecure channels. It was there that mentions December 12-17 (17 – the deadline) as the beginning of an attack on Syria.

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December 10th, 2012, 7:36 pm

 
 

98. zoo said:

Arabs offer Palestinians $100 mln a month “financial safety net”
http://www.asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=1&id=32114

So generous…less than half of what the Palestinians asked for and who knows how much they will really deliver.

“Last Thursday, the Palestinian cabinet said at a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah that $240 million were needed every month to meet demands arising from the Israeli decision to stop customs revenues transfers and the failure of donors to transfer previously pledged funds”

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December 10th, 2012, 7:54 pm

 

99. Citizen said:

91. DOLLY BUSTER
No Dolly Buster ! I am not Shiite !
I feel disgusted by your religious and sectarian Engineering!
Here is your true Free World !!
FEMA Concentration camps in USA with Google Earth – Google REX – 84
http://youtu.be/bwTLixg3RbQ?t=37s
http://youtu.be/Vxd_hsiZ1Ak?t=1m12s
http://youtu.be/VTKr8303l98?t=40s

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December 10th, 2012, 8:03 pm

 

100. Citizen said:

In shining armor: Apache-piloting Prince Harry to ‘help oust Assad’
http://rt.com/news/prince-harry-sent-syria-721/

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December 10th, 2012, 8:25 pm

 

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