posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 08:36 PM
While the world is distracted by the Israel/Gaza conflict insurgents in the city of Aleppo have rejected the newly formed Internationally backed
Syrian Opposition to Assad's regime, claiming that it is a western conspiracy. They are declaring Syria as an Islamic state.
According to the BBC;
Islamist rebel groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo say they reject the new Western-backed opposition coalition. In an internet video, they denounced
what they called "the conspiratorial project" and said they intend to establish an "Islamist state" in Syria.
A spokesman said today;
"We are the representatives of the fighting formations in Aleppo and we declare our rejection of the conspiratorial project, the so-called national
alliance," he says. "We have unanimously agreed to urgently establish an Islamic state."
I think that the empowerment of Islamic extremism in the middle East is becoming a pandora's box that the international community will find
impossible to close.
I wonder will this affect the consensus around sending arms to these 'Freedom Fighters'
Washington, meanwhile, says it is inevitable that extremist elements would attack the moderate coalition aimed to bring democracy to Syria. “It's
not surprising to us that those who want an extremist state, or a heavily Islamist state in Syria have taken issue with this,” State Department
spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. The lack of unity among the rebels appears to be causing the US pause for thought, with Washington yet to fully
recognize the coalition. President Obama has said the US needed more time to know if the coalition “is committed to a democratic Syria, an
inclusive Syria, a moderate Syria.” The US leader also added that US will not yet arm the opposition because of concerns extremists might get hold
of the weapons. Some experts believe those fears are likely to be realised.
How does ATS feel the Syrian question will turn out?
Or are we distracted by Gaza now, and the awful massacre that is still unfolding in Syria is now 'Old news.