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Syria premier defects to opposition
Yahoo/Rooters ^ | 6 Aug 2012 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Posted on 08/06/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by shove_it

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's prime minister defected to the opposition seeking to overthrow what fleeing premier Riyad Hijab called the "terrorist regime" of President Bashar al-Assad, marking one of the highest profile desertions from Damascus.

Hijab, who like much of the opposition comes from Syria's Sunni Muslim majority, is not part of Assad's inner circle, but as the most senior serving civilian official to defect his departure dealt a heavy symbolic blow to an establishment rooted in the president's minority Alawite sect.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; defection; jordan; riyadhijab; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 08/06/2012 9:01:53 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

I wonder just how much they have transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon? With the rebels now abducting busloads of Iranian “Pilgims”, who just happened to drive past their pilgrimage sites on the way to the battle fronts, Hezbollah is now on an island. We will see just how this shakes out.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 9:08:16 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: shove_it

Of itself, it probably wouldn’t mean much. But it should lead to more insecurity for the Assad regime about whom they can trust. Assad and the Iranians have used proxies to kill Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. I for one am happy to see the Iranian terrorists and Assad’s Baathists getting some of their own medicine. It is long overdue.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre; mazda77

We need to recover Saddam’s WMDs out of Syria before they start blowing up over here. It’s probably way past too late already.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 10:11:28 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: shove_it

“We need to recover Saddam’s WMDs out of Syria...”

Syria had a large WMD arsenal long before Saddam moved his.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shove_it.

Breaking: Syria’s Latest and Highest-Level Defections
http://themoderatevoice.com/155259/breaking-syrias-latest-and-highest-level-defections/

Dissident Syria diplomats swing behind revolt [”Syrian Diplomats for a Democratic and Civil State”]
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/06/us-syria-crisis-diplomats-idUSBRE8750R620120806

France’s Fabius Says Syria Defections Show Regime Is Condemned
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/france-s-fabius-says-syria-defections-show-regime-is-condemned.html

US official: Syrian defections big blow to Assad
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501706_162-57487228/us-official-syrian-defections-big-blow-to-assad/

Defection shows Syria’s Assad has lost control: US
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jgkHJyFLHmSO9WcUac3S-YajR1NQ?docId=CNG.616cab0e01a05861ded098dedd4744db.11

With diplomacy dead, US banks on Syrian rebel win
http://www.wdam.com/story/19204380/us-official-syrian-defections-big-blow-to-assad


6 posted on 08/06/2012 7:00:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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