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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

SYRIAN OPPOSITION COALESCING

HAARETZ/"Reuters":
Syrian ex-VP, Muslim Brothers team up in bid to topple Assad

Former Syrian Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam and the exiled leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood agreed on Wednesday to join forces to topple President Bashar al-Assad.An Iranian Website, close to the Revolutionary Guard, reported that the Syrian republican guard, the elite security force that ensure the stability of regime, was placed on high alert and all leaves were cancelled, following Khaddam's recent statements against Assad's rule.

A source at Khaddam's office said the former official held talks with Ali Bayanouni, head of the Sunni Islamist group, in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday. "There was agreement on a joint vision to save Syria from the crisis that the regime has placed it in," the source told Reuters in Beirut by telephone. "It was also agreed to contact other opposition leaders inside and outside Syria to come up with a joint plan of action."
Assad will fall soon. But before that happens, expect Assad and Iran to get their assorted jihadostooges to create as much havoc as possible - even attempt to ignite an all out Arab-Israeli war. (More HERE from the Arab, GULF DAILY NEWS.)

3 comments:

Pastorius said...

While we may want to see Assad fall, it is hardly good news that the Muslim Brotherhood will be taking the reins of power.

Kyle said...

I might agree, but any change could get away from the Brotherhood, and no telling what might come out of the struggle. Possibly a dictatorship which would be so needful of help we could steer it towards a more neutral policy.

Leviathan said...

I'd be delighted to see the muslim brotherhood be forced to make peace with Israel!!