Burhan Ghalioun front man for the NATO backed Muslim Brotherhood Islamist government/terrorists in waiting for Syria has either offered to step down or has stepped down, depending on where your reading?
Ghalioun, a sociologist based (resident) in France, (not resident in Syria) was ‘re-elected ‘(selected by the inner circle) just two days earlier as head of the group he has led since August.
Recalling from the previous post “the international envoys found themselves the only participants in a meeting” The international envoys..no Syrians!
A result that angered critics who had hoped to bring in a leader who would rectify what they see as Ghalioun’s failings.
"These include failing to strengthen ties with anti-Assad forces in Syria", (that is the long time opposition in Syria itself, some may have met with the Russians)
“ Including a growing insurgency”?? Thrown into the create the belief that the SNC is separate from the armed terrorists. They are not. Both are NATO created tools.
“And providing a liberal, secular veneer to an uprising whose armed element is drawn from Syria’s Sunni Muslim majority.” What this means, as I have mentioned twice previously, Ghalioun is the shiny, happy face for the terrorists Muslim Brotherhood. He isn’t “liberal” that is the lie the target audience is supposed to believe.
“The prominence of Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood in the organisation and finances of the SNC, and the sectarian Islamist language of rebels on the ground, have alarmed religious minorities and secularists in the opposition.”
It should terrify religious minorities and secularists!
Syria opposition chief resigns amid infighting
Syrian National Council chief Burhan Ghalioun said on Thursday he will step down to avert divisions...
Hours earlier the Local Coordination Committees, a network of activists on the ground, threatened to pull out of the SNC over its lack of collaboration with activists in Syria and "monopolisation" of power.
"The deteriorating situation in the SNC is an impetus for us to take actions, which could begin with a freeze (of LCC membership in the SNC) and end with a withdrawal if errors are not solved and demands for reform go unmet," the LCC said.
It pointed to "a total absence of consensus between the SNC's vision and that of the revolutionaries" and charged that influential SNC members were monopolising power and marginalising most of the LCC representatives.
The LCC also criticised the SNC over the strong influence that Syria's Muslim Brotherhood wields over the coalition.
So long scum, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!
None of this “fighting” amongst the SNC changes a dam thing on the ground. The arms are flowing from Saudi Arabia, with the help of their friends in the US.
Syrian rebels get significant boost in arms, logistical support
Armed Syrian men, members of the rebel Free Syrian Army, gather in a mountainous area of the restive Idlib province. March 13
US insists it is not funding or supplying lethal material. If you believe that???
Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar Al Assad have begun receiving significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, an effort paid for by Gulf nations and coordinated in part by the United States, according to opposition activists and US and foreign officials.
The US position of “not supplying lethal weapons” is nonsense. If the give them to the GCC to funnel through they are still supplying- So I won’t waste any time on that tripe.
Flow of weapons
Many officials now consider an expanding military confrontation to be inevitable. ‘Material’ (WEAPONS) are being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.
Syria's Muslim Brotherhood also said it has opened its own supply channel to the rebels, using resources from wealthy private individuals and money from Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, said Mulham Al Drobi, a member of the Brotherhood's executive committee.
The new supplies reversed months of setbacks for the rebels that forced them to withdraw from their stronghold in the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs and many other areas in Idlib and elsewhere.
"Large shipments have got through," another opposition figure said. "Some areas are loaded with weapons."
All the better to kill civilians with. Sick.
From Haaretz: US aid to Syrian rebels is a signal to Iran
In what was clearly an officially-sanctioned leak, the U.S. sent Iran a clear message just a few days before the next round of Iran-West nuclear talks in Baghdad.
The word Iran appears only once in Wednesday's report in the Washington Post on American assistance to rebel forces in Syria, which includes coordination of larger and much improved arms shipments. That mention was buried at the end of the long piece, almost as an aside - but Tehran's address is written all over the report.
Since it's not clear when the American aid began and from the wording of the report, it is clear that this was an officially-sanctioned leak, accurately timed to come out just a few days before senior American diplomats and other representatives of the five permanent Security Council members and Germany are to meet with a senior Iranian delegation in Baghdad.
Until now the Obama administration has been observing a hands-off policy, denouncing President Bashar Assad and calling upon him to leave, but doing nothing to actually make that happen.(that’s a lie, there has been no hands off- just an “arms length”
So why has the administration decided just now, not only to provide "nonlethal assistance" to the Syrian opposition, but also to announce it?
If that announcement was a signal? What to make of this? A rockets red glare?
U.S. Ambassador to Israel Speaks of Military Option for Iran
The American ambassador to Israel said this week that not only was America willing to use military force to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but that preparations had already been made for a possible attack.
In Iran, officials reacted coolly to the ambassador’s remarks. “These are words to calm down the extremists and radicals in Israel,” said Hamid Reza Taraghi, a political analyst who is close to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“Calm down the extremists and radicals in Israel” Snicker. He must be referring to the entire Israeli government? Anyone get an image of a red faced kid wanting a balloon, screaming and tirading at it’s parent in a store full of shoppers? I did!
War and rumours of war.
Russia, not wanting to be left out of all the threats, used some interesting language-
Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear-
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Thursday that military action against sovereign states could lead to a regional nuclear war, starkly voicing Moscow's opposition to Western intervention ahead of a G8 summit at which Syria and Iran will be discussed.
"Hasty military operations in foreign states usually bring radicals to power,"
"At some point such actions which undermine state sovereignty may lead to a full-scale regional war, even, although I do not want to frighten anyone, with the use of nuclear weapons," Medvedev said. "Everyone should bear this in mind."
All this talk should warm the hearts of humanity. NOT!