The national coalition of opposition and revolutionary forces of Syria is another appointment. A certain "moderate Islamist" has been appointed to the post of "interim prime minister".
As the "Russian newspaper" With reference to Interfax, 48-year-old Ahmad Tume was elected the “interim prime minister” of Syria. Voting on this issue took place, of course, not in Syria, but in Turkey. The candidacy was supported by 75 of the coalition representatives 97.
Tume is a native of the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. At home, he was in prison for anti-government activities.
While some - the appointment, the other - death.
As recently passed a correspondent. ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zelenin, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group Abu Abdullah al-Libiy was killed in the Syrian province of Idlib.
According to the Al-Mayadin TV station, the boss was attacked in the city of Dana. There is also other information: al-Libia was found shot dead in a burned car near the Bab El Khawa border crossing point on the border with Turkey.
The Syrian free army, which is now fighting in those places is no longer against Assad, but against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, confirmed the death of the leader of the terrorists, but did not take responsibility.
Arab expert Mohsen Saleh noted in this connection that the conflict between the rebels does not carry “ideological overtones”: after all, entire brigades of Islamists are fighting in the SSA: “Tawhid”, “Ahfad Al-Rasul”, “Ahrar”, “Liva al-Islam " and etc.
Comrade Saleh pointed to the root cause of the conflict - economic: “Militants wrestle border crossings and roadblocks from each other to control the flow of weapons and humanitarian aid. " In Deir ez-Zor and on the border with Iraq, they also fight for oil wells and cisterns.
Thus, we note, "rebel" local policy is clearly expressed through the economy. Through the war for resources, money and a banal grub. Anyone who does not want to work, is ready to fight and take resources by force.
Earlier in the media wrote that in Syria against Bashar al-Assad is fighting up to a thousand (!) Of various groups, of which more than half adheres to, to put it mildly, radical views. These wild groups are fighting not against the “regime” (this goal is voiced, but it is formal and serves as a “smoke screen” for a gullible world community and an even more gullible press), but for its own power and influence. Well, for the money, of course. For the diversity of these economic warriors complement those who truly believe in the world Sharia.
Here are some figures relating to tens of thousands of bearded men - the very ones who, in the opinion of the US State Department, are building a new brave world in Syria.
The number of fighters fighting in Syria against Bashar Assad is about 100 thousands. About half of them are radical Islamists. The information about this is given by The Telegraph, citing the report of IHS Jane’s research center, "Lenta.ru".
Around 10, thousands of people are members of the most radical groups of jihadists, the most influential of whom are the Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
From 30 to 35, thousands of people are fighters who share the ideology of Islamic fundamentalism, but are focused on promoting his ideas within Syria rather than international struggle.
About 30 thousands belong to the moderate Islamist groups.
And only a relatively small part of the rebels (25-30 thousand) refers to the so-called secular opposition.
At the same time, Assad's opponents are divided. More than a thousand groups are fighting against the government.
According to "RG" with reference to the RIA "News", Study author Charles Lister said:" In the illegal armed groups dominated by groups that at least share the ideas of the Islamists in this conflict. The idea that this conflict is driven by secular opposition groups is not justified. ”
However, Comrade Lister made no special discovery. The fact is that the militants themselves, despite regular calls from the State Department to consolidate, constantly declare quarrels.
Recently, major opposition groups in Syria have once again publicly announced that they do not recognize the National Coalition of the Syrian opposition and the revolutionary forces, reports RIA News" with reference to France Press.
A total of thirteen insurgent groups have declared that they do not recognize opposition groups based in other countries, and NKORS among them. "The national coalition and the proposed government of the newly elected Ahmad Tume does not represent us, and we do not recognize it," the agency cites unnamed groupings.
Anna Dymova ("ANNA News") September 25 answered the readers' question about which groups in Syria belong to whom, who obey, what goals they pursue and why they cannot agree with each other.
In her opinion, the so-called opposition is a motley public with very different (sometimes opposite) goals. Today, having seized upon the authorities in the regions of Syria, these “oppositionists” are engaged in civil strife.
The author identifies two main camps: 1) radical Wahhabi Islamists supported by Saudi Arabia; 2) SSA fighters who are patronized by Qatar and Turkey. Subdivisions of the SSA mainly consist of allegedly “moderate”, that is, “Muslim Brotherhood”. The "brothers" were banned in Syria. At present, they are easily transferred to the camp of the radicals - for example, this is the case in the province of Racca and other northern areas.
“The Justice and Development Party, which is in power in Turkey, which is the same party of the Muslim Brotherhood, who replaced the signboard because of the ban imposed on them in their own country, and Qatar continue with fanaticism to support the idea of creating in Syria the state where the power will belong to the same political force of the "moderate" Islamist sense. "
A. Dymova points out that those Wahhabis sponsored by Saudi Arabia (“The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” and “Dzhebhat al-Nusra”) were previously united with the SSA to overthrow the Syrian government. However, now in the territories seized by these Wahhabis, chaos reigns: there, the expert notes, “everyone who wants to be confirmed in power is not lazy, or rather, everyone who feels stronger, despite the ideology and instructions of patrons and sponsors ...” As a result detachments of the so-called "moderate Islamists" from the SSA are increasingly dissolving into powerful groups representing Al-Qaida.
Of course, such disunity, conflict and the apparent radicalism of the Syrian “opposition” do not prevent the United States from promoting a vague ideology in Syria under the guise of human rights and various freedoms of this same person. Washington cannot give up all its previous statements: “Assad must leave,” “red line,” “values of democracy,” and so on, and so on. To refuse is to admit your mistakes and sign at least short-sightedness and incompetence.
Not wanting to expose themselves to ridicule, especially after timely Russian initiatives on the Syrian chemical weapons, the American president, speaking at a session of the UN General Assembly, spoke about looking at the Syrian problem. Sometimes it seemed that it was not he who spoke, but the former Mrs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — his learned messages sounded so monotonous and predictable. The words of the President of the United States quoted "Voice of Russia".
"There is more than enough evidence that the Assad regime used this weapon (chemical) 21 of August," Obama said, calling on the UN Security Council to adopt a tough resolution on Syria: "There must be a tough Security Council resolution to confirm that the Assad regime complies with its obligations ".
Developing the topic of "stiffness", Barack Obama stressed that the United States is ready to use military force to protect its interests in the Middle East and North Africa: "The United States is ready to use all elements of our capabilities, including military force, to ensure our key interests in the region" .
As for the recent dispute about the “exclusivity” of Americans, to which the Russian president skillfully pushed the US president, Obama here, having no other options, continued to persevere: “Some may disagree, but I believe that America is exceptional ". The president explained the exclusivity by saying that the US cares not only about its own interests, but also about the interests of all.
True, these interests of "all", it should be noted, on closer examination turned out to be ... US interests. Obama could not even hide it. Actually, I did not try.
Mr. Obama immediately admitted that America puts its own interests first, including in the Middle East and North Africa.
To the head of the White House, we’ll add on our own, there is an urgent need to change one of two things: either foreign policy, or a speech writer who is interested in unexpected interchanges - almost like in thriller novels. Theses, which without any stretch can be called double standards, began to appear in the speeches of the American president in the next paragraphs.
These are words. As for deeds, America’s words do not diverge. They promised earlier to supply "non-lethal funds" of the Syrian opposition - they supplied, and more than once. They promised to give money through the State Department - they gave, each time in tens of millions, which several times the head of the department Mr. Kerry, a former Vietnamese soldier, and subsequently an active peacemaker proudly declared. Not long ago, the White House promised to start supplying weapons to the Syrian fighters for democracy - today it is being implemented.
12 September Corr. RIA News" Alexei Bogdanovsky reported that the United States began to supply the opposition in Syria with weapons purchased and prepared by the CIA. This was reported by the channel "CNN" with reference to an unnamed high-ranking representative of the US administration. Similar information published and the newspaper «Washington Post».
Information on arms shipments appeared in the press a day after Barack Obama put off a military strike on Syria, the reason for which was Russia's peaceful initiatives. At the same time, the United States made it clear that they will continue to support the armed opposition.
It seems that the United States, playing in the region along with the monarchies of the Gulf, pursues the goal of arranging unprecedented chaos in the Middle East, caused by the mass scrambling struggle - approximately in the spirit of Hollywood films about Mad Max. Then the puppeteers, deviating from the Hollywood scenario, expect to sit on local thrones of loyal puppets, cling to resources, and throw the Qatari gas pipeline through Syria. However, can the United States succeed in such a complex “mission” that promises a whole geopolitical coup in the world? After all, the protracted American "operations" in Afghanistan and Iraq were not crowned with success, and the Libyan история - with its unrest and Cyrenaica, who wants to secede, is at least far from complete. In the countries of the "Arab Spring" - also chaos or unrest, take any state for example, even Tunisia, even Egypt. “Mad Max” America turns out, but more ...
Only one goal of the American aggressor is clearly visible: to saturate your military-industrial complex with orders. Incidentally, this is consonant with Obama’s vigorous public reports about creating jobs in the US, overcoming the crisis, and so on. Hence the reluctance of the US administration to stop military "help" to Egypt, and talk of a large American contingent in Afghanistan bases are being built and repaired, and the announcement of the supply of weapons to Syrian "rebels", and persistent talk about chemical weapons, allegedly used by the Assad troops. Conversations can ultimately lead to launches of the Tomahawks, and each Tomahawk is no less than a million dollars in the pocket of the weapon barons. Will civilians die, will the children die? .. Military industrialists, who loom in a cohesive crowd behind the backs of Obama’s honey brewer and congressmen like the McCain gambler, always didn't care about the consequences. To whom the war, and to whom - mother is native!
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