They aren’t quite as severe as the open fighting between Jabhat al-Nusra and other rebel fighters, but the divisions within even the “mainstream” of Syria’s rebel seem to be widening, with Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters condemning the Muslim Brotherhood.
Brotherhood-backed officials are the bulk of the political leadership of the Syrian National Coalition (CORF), and were the driving force behind the approval of Texas’ Ghassan Hitto as the “prime minister in exile.” They are also seen as averse to recently resigned rebel President Moaz al-Khatib.
Neither of those things is sitting well with the FSA, with leaders of the combat force, made primarily of defectors from the Syrian military, refusing to recognize Hitto. Some of the groups within FSA, which are divided internally, are said to be withdrawing CORF support entirely to back Khatib, no matter what he does.
FSA Joint Command also issued an open letter condemning the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that there is a “deep confrontation” brewing between them, and that their domination of the leadership of internationally recognized political groups is getting in the way of the ongoing war and “delaying victory.”
Though Western nations likely are uncomfortable with an Islamist leadership of CORF, many seem a lot more concerned about the lack of credible leadership at all for the rebellion, and are balking at requests for dramatic increases in military aid so long as it is unclear what the rebellion stands for and who will wind up in charge should they prevail.
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who is next for these rebels to blame the fact that the majority of the syrian people don't want to have anything to do with them nor their idea-logy=logic…, because they have an idea but lacking the logic to achieve whatever that idea is.., they all act like the US democratic political elite.., they are lacking the both idea and the logic when it comes foreign policy.., yet they are good at starting wars.., don't get me wrong.., republican are the same.., they lack not only the idea nor the logic.., they are not even close to have a political elite.
I'm sorry Jason , but this does not appear to be entirely the case.
The Assets and paramilitaries appear to have become a British pantomine horse having an argument with itself.
For years the Brotherhood have been under British and American control and apparantly the major plank for paramilitaries in the Destabilisation of Syria and the Covert Op.
Now as panic takes hold in Allied governments as to what will happen with terrorism in their own countries if the Islamists take over a major Arab country, and Obama having a major PR problem if the American public realise that Islamists are being supported and used as allies, the search is on for a "Third Force" of seculars and moderates.
This resembles Vietnam, as cited in the article elsewheer on Antiwar.com under "How Do You Say Quagmire in French?".
But without the Islamicist Jihadists how can there possibly be victory?
The Brotherhoods is another American/Anglo proxy creation that's in place to make it "appear" that there is some sort of independent organization at work here. There isn't of course. These are the bearded faces, guns in hand, of our overlords in DC, London, Tel-Aviv, etc. Nothing else.
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