This blog post was published on February 13 2012. §
Hysteria and confusion, Al-Qaeda & the West forces on Syria
As Channel4 and this Russian ME expert suggested that for the first since 9/11 Al-Qaeda and the West join an alliance against Syria (interesting video), but first let’s check few “hysterical” reactions and “confused” decisions (need Syria’s permission) made by AL and the West.
In less than 24 hours after Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Assadi has announced that number of Iraqi Jihadists” had gone to Syria to take part in the protest movemen, which is confirmed by the US and from the horse’s mouth, Iraqi Interior Ministry denied its previous report of the smuggle of “jihadists” and weapons from Iraq to Syria.
Interesting is what newspaper Assafir revealed about the last Arab Ministers meeting on Syria:
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, during the Arab Ministerial Meeting suggested to include a paragraph says that “the Arab Ministerial Council decided to recognize the Syria National Council as a representative of the Syrian people” to be announced formally at the Friends of Syria meeting in Tunisia. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that “the subject of recognition of the Syrian National Council is premature, and did not agree upon. We agreed at the previous meeting (on Syria) to discuss the issue in Tunisia”. The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafiq Abdul Salam is surprised that the recognition is limit the SNC, pointing out that the spectrum of the Syrian opposition is very wide, and we can not ignore the others. Qatari foreign minister answered that 70 to 80 percent (of the opposition) is represented by the SNC.
We can’t end this post without few funny confusions, the so-called coming “friends of Syria” meeting in Tunisia is already rejected by few Tunisian political parties and one of Syria’s friends (UK) refused to give one of the oldest opposition (NCC insider opposition) members Michel Kilo a Visa (his article on Assafir):
Why Britain denied me a visa, after it asked to accept to visit Britain ?. I think only God and some other opposition members (SNC) know.