The head of Syria’s main opposition council offered to resign Thursday after other disgruntled members threatened to leave the group beset by infighting.
Burhan Ghalioun said he was ready to step down just days after he was re-elected to a third, three-month term as head of the Syrian National Council, reinforcing the opposition’s attempt at a united front against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
“I announce my resignation as soon as a new candidate is picked, either by consensus or new elections,” he said in a statement. “I will continue to work to serve the revolution from my position as a member of the council.”
The front group’s image of disunity and feuding has become notorious and remains one of the primary reasons the influx of foreign arms and aid has remained relatively minimal. Still the U.S., along with its European allies and the Gulf Arab states have been funneling such support to the disparate local fighting groups inside Syria.
Meanwhile, Iran and Russia continue to send money and arms to the Assad regime, creating a proxy war that is prolonged by outside intervention.
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Cycles in history
Two are the Hands to cross and shape our World
to mold It like a vase of clay and put their own seal
the scepter of command, illusion of reward
to drive at will one Destiny with no steering wheel
In the last war, the Hand of Strength and Hand of Deception have crossed once again.
Strength personified by the Axis and Deception by the Allies.
Gestapo versus CIA.
One long scar still bleeds over the surface of this Planet.
With Strength defeated, the winners of the War have extended their cunning Hand, robbed the whole World and transformed each town in a place where Deception is the only reality.
Two new blocks were formed soon after the War.
UK and USA were all fired up over Capitalism
Russia instead was infatuated with Communism
The Two Hands had only changed gloves.
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