August 29, 2012

Syria's Rebels Cannot Be Trusted

Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

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Apart from the fact the opposition is deeply divided, its most effective elements - namely those fighting in Syria - are closely associated with hard-line Islamist groups, and are therefore unlikely to provide the kind of alternative vision for Syria that would appeal to the West.

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TAGGED: Mohamed Morsi, Iran, Egypt, Francois Hollande, France, Libya, al-Qaeda, Syria


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