Skip to comments.Syria premier defects to opposition
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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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.
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.
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.
“We need to recover Saddams WMDs out of Syria...”
Syria had a large WMD arsenal long before Saddam moved his.
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