Originally posted by merkins
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by FlyInTheOintment
If Assad falls, the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in Syria. Exactly as they did in Libya & Egypt.
You're comparing Libya and Egypt? If any leader "falls" as you put it, all that does is sew chaos into the government, like Iraq, Afghanistan and
Libya. We still hold the reins in Egypt. But it doesn't really matter one way or the other.
Chaos ensues. The sooner to stealing their oil too. And lets see, who is Syria the stepping stone too? Ah yes... we can start a whole new round of
"He's killing his People!" and WMD, WMD in Iran.
The west would prefer a rabble in charge without any cohesion. Open the jails, arm them and turn them loose. Just protect the oil.
The muslim brotherhood is just another movement under the control of the TPTB and that's exactly the types they want to see in power in Syria. Order
from chaos remember. It's also about much more than oil.
Also the situation in Egypt is worse than before the revolution so regardless of whether we 'still hold the reins' the people of Egypt are worse off
than before in terms of liberty, freedom and self determination.
edit on 24-3-2013 by merkins because: (no reason given)
Wrong type of faction. Unlikely the rebels have any strong connection with the Muslim Brotherhood. You need to read up on your info regarding various
affiliations within Islam. (Sunni Vs Shia, Vs Wahadi and their connection to various Jihadist groups). MB are not in play in Libyia and it seems a lot
of the rebel groups consist of Jihadists from Libyia) AQ affiliated brigades are at the forefront of the major gains by Syrian rebels, and these would
not be too opposed to dealing with the PTB in Iran.
Add to the that the tribal affiliations amongst the ethnic groups in the country and the relationships between different tribes, rebel brigades and
Really astounds me how ignorant some people can be and yet still prepared to spout an opinion.
We're still waiting for credible and verified reports to surface about Assad's assassination, clearly something is happening around the hospital
from what we can tell.
If Assad has been taken out by the Iranians, in order to align themselves with the rebel groups rather than risk loosing influence by sticking to
supporting assad and the alawites. Assad's bodyguard is Iranian and therefore they could easily claim to be solving the problem for the rebels and
taking the steam out of the support for the anti assad groups.
Also the recent assassination of Mohammad Saed Ramadan al-Bouti may have been a precursor event to the assassination of Assad, or if (as some rebels
have suggested) the assignation of al-Bouti was orchestrated by Assads cronies, then a reprisal against him personally would also be not surprising.
Either way, last time Assad was sick he disappeared from MSM in Syria for months, so unless there is a major coupe in Damascus within the next 24
hours, I'm going to assume that this hasn't actually happened.
The original reports of Assads assignation seem to have originated from a twitter account based in France. I haven't seen any reports from within
Syria that indicated that something this big has happened. The activity around the hospital could easily be due to an upset stomach like the last time
he got ill.
No smoking gun, so it hasn't happened. I will be scanning channels to see if there is anything more concrete than the same roumor being retweeted by