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  • Syria's Brotherhood says West must step up arms to rebels

    07/07/2013 11:23:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Erika Solomon
    The Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood called on Sunday for the United States and Europe to deliver the rebels promised military support after the opposition's National Coalition voted in a new president and ended a months-long leadership vacuum. The United States has signaled it is ready to send arms to the rebels, in addition to humanitarian and non-lethal military aid already in the millions of dollars. Its Gulf allies Qatar and Saudi Arabia are already sending in arms. But there have been no confirmed reports of shipments reaching Syria from its hesitant Western backers. "We feel abandoned and disappointed...
  • Muslim Brotherhood About To Be Installed In Syria

    04/25/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 14 replies
    The Washington Post is reporting that the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood is opening offices in Syria in an attempt to 'dominate' a fractured Syrian opposition. This is almost certainly an attempt by the Obama administration to install a Muslim Brotherhood puppet in the event that the Assad regime falls. It may also mean that the administration is about to do what Sen. John McCain has been demanding and to arm the rebels directly in order to hasten the regime's demise. The Obama administration has been one of the Muslim Brotherhood's keenest backers in Egypt providing the regime with dozens of F-16...
  • Obama’s Non-Lethal Aid to Syrian Muslim Brotherhood is a Deceptive Euphemism

    04/21/2013 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There used to be a basic distinction between military and humanitarian aid. Military aid meant weapons. Humanitarian aid meant medical and food supplies. Nonlethal aid blends the two together by combining medical supplies with military gear into something that is military aid, but pretends not to be. Nonlethal aid is not humanitarian aid. It’s military aid that you give to enemy forces that you want to see win, but whom you don’t trust. It’s military aid that bypasses international blocks on military aid. Nonlethal aid is dishonest. It tries to make military aid sound humanitarian by emphasizing defense rather...
  • Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood: influential, organized, but mistrusted

    04/03/2013 5:06:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | April 04, 2013 | AFP
    Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood may be President Bashar Assad’s best-organized political adversaries, but they are also loathed by some dissidents who accuse them of trying to dominate the opposition, backed by funds from Qatar. The accusations date back to the start of uprising against Assad more than two years ago, but came to a head on March 19 after the election of rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto, with some activists saying his selection was “pushed” by the Brotherhood. In late March, some 70 dissidents sent a letter to the Arab League criticizing “the dictatorial control exercised by one of [the opposition’s]...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Support Leader Chosen By Syrian Opposition

    03/20/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT · by henbane · 6 replies
    New English Review ^ | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    . . .[Ghassan Hitto] is also a founding member of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, which was founded to give legal aid to Muslims following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. . . At least half of the Board [3]of Directors of the Muslim Legal Fund (MFLA) is comprised of individuals who are leaders in U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) which operates the Dallas Central Mosque that has been known to be tied to Hamas support [4]. Perhaps the most notable of the MFLA...
  • CAIR Leader Yaser Tabbara: Spokesman for Syrian Opposition

    12/07/2012 4:44:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 7, 2012 | Joe Kaufman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - CAIR Leader Yaser Tabbara: Spokesman for Syrian OppositionPosted By Joe Kaufman On December 7, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The Syrian rebellion against the government of Bashar al-Assad has gotten much support – mostly political – from western nations, while at the same time, the rebellion consists of terrorist-related groups and individuals. One of those individuals, Yaser Tabbara, is located inside the United States, and he is currently a top spokesman for the entire Syrian opposition.On November 11, 2012, at a meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar, a deal...
  • Syrian rebels vow to conquer Israel, Iran and Spain

    12/05/2012 2:00:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | October 21, 2012
    Of course they blame the West for their becoming "Islamists." Yet despite their recent conversion, they seem well-versed in the Islamic supremacist agenda of reconquering lands that were once ruled by Muslims and that they thus think belong to Islam forever: "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out" (Qur'an 2:191). "Syrian Rebel Founding 'Robin Hood Brigade' Vows to Conquer Israel, Iran, and Europe," from MEMRI, October 21 (thanks to Mackie): Following are excerpts from a clip featuring rebel fighters in Aleppo, Syria, which was posted on the Internet...
  • US-backed Syrian “rebels” in disarray at Qatar conference

    11/13/2012 10:54:14 AM PST · by Pete · 8 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | November 6, 2012 | Bill Van Auken
    Four days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar, of Western-backed elements backing the overthrow of the Syrian government began in disarray Sunday, following last week’s demand by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a shakeup within the so-called rebel leadership. Clinton gave the Syrian oppositionists their marching orders last Wednesday, declaring that the Syrian National Council (SNC), formed barely a year ago and recognized by Washington as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people, had lost US backing. She dismissed the leadership that the US had previously supported as a gang of irrelevant exiles who had not...
  • Syria's Christians Arm Against Jihadists...the Islamic Caliphate and Syria must adopt Islamic law

    08/03/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 03, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    ... "We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq," Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo's Aziza district told GlobalPost. "What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state."... (more here) I have warned repeatedly of the genocide of Christians should Syria fall to the jihadists, which increasingly appears to be the inevtiable outcome, particularly since Obama is secretly supporting the jihadists: "Aleppo's Christians Arm Against Islamists" AINA August 3, 2012 ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT,...
  • Considering a Sunni Regime in Syria

    07/10/2012 10:28:08 AM PDT · by Wuli · 9 replies
    STRATFOR.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Reva Bhalla and Kamran Bokhari
    Last week's publicized defection of the Tlass family marked a potential turning point for Syria's al Assad regime. The Tlass family formed the main pillar of Sunni support for the minority Alawite regime. The patriarch of the family, former Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, had a strategic, brotherly bond with late Syrian President Hafez al Assad. cut But blood still runs thick in clan politics, and as Sunni blood was spilling into Syria's streets in the current uprising, the Tlass family likely felt growing pressure to side with its fellow Sunnis. Perhaps more critical, the Tlass family assessed it was time...
  • Syria Moving Scuds to Israel, Turkey Borders – Report

    05/06/2012 9:56:55 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-6-12 | Gil Ronen
    Jordanian news site says western spy satellites show hundreds of Scud launchers moving south and north.Jordanian news site Ahbar Baladna reports that western spy satellites have recently spotted movements of Syrian heavy missile launchers northward and southward, toward Syria's borders with Turkey and Israel.
  • FEATURE - Syria's Muslim Brotherhood rise from the ashes

    05/07/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    At a meeting of Syria's opposition, Muslim Brotherhood officials gather round Marxists colleagues, nudging them to produce policy statements for the Syrian National Council, the main political group challenging President Bashar al-Assad. With many living in the West, and some ditching their trademark beards, it is hard to differentiate Brotherhood from leftists. But there is little dispute about who calls the shots.