Syrian businessmen back opposition conference
Opposition figures are gathering in Turkey to debate how they can break the rule of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters Key business figures in Syria are aligning themselves with opposition groups before a conference in Turkey on Tuesday in a sign that Syria's traditionally pro-regime business elite may be ...
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#1 May 30, 2011
Tuesday's meeting is the first real step taken by the opposition to offer an alternative to Bashar Assad's government. 300 plus delegates will meet. Somehow i get the feeling that it will not resemble a reform congress so much as it will be the end scene from the movie LAWRENCE OF ARABIA when the Arabs gathered to establish a post-Ottoman government. The forces of chaos will triumph as the real business of forming a new government and establishing a set of political principals will not be as attractive as running pel mel into the streets screaming and seeking confrontation so it can be posted on the internet. If this meeting fails, all that is left for the internet coordinators is civil war and the disintegration of the country.
#2 Jan 8, 2013
Now Britain want to host the conference in some stinky country house in Sussex (Jan. 2013). Let's hope somebody blows that building up and fries the sectarian jihadist Syrian opposition alive.
Now that's what I'd call an anti-terrorist operation.:-)
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