La loi des conséquences inattendues

C’est qu’en dépit d’être logis, nourris et blanchis par l’oncle sam, les “rebelles” syriens seraient bien heureux de faire de la syrie leur petit royaume particulier où la chariah serait loi, au grand déplaisir de qui vous savez.

L’émulation israelienne d’une certaine façon.

Eleven Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful al Qaeda affiliate, have rejected the Western-backed opposition coalition, calling for a new Syria under Islamic law and dealing a severe blow to U.S.-led efforts to support a democratic alternative to embattled President Bashar Assad.

In a statement read out in an online video late Tuesday night, the rebel alliance called on other militants fighting to topple the Assad regime to unite under a “clear Islamic framework.”

“The prospect that the Islamists are going to be able to set up some sort of overarching political and military coordination and organizational structure should be troubling not only to the Syrian secular opposition, but also for Washington,” said David Schenker, director of the program on Arab politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The rebel alliance rejected the leadership of Ahmad Saleh Touma, who earlier this month was elected the interim prime minister of U.S.-backed National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, also known as the Syrian Coalition. But it pointedly made no mention of Gen. Salim Idriss, head of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, the military wing of the political opposition. Gen. Idriss also serves as a conduit for foreign assistance to the rebels.

The rebels’ declaration also shunned “all groups formed abroad,” a reference to the Turkish-based Syrian Coalition.

From an international perspective, the argument that we want to fund a moderate opposition has just been blown full of holes,” said Valerie Szybala, a Syria analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.

“The job of people like Gen. Idriss, who have been trying to gather support from Western countries, has been made impossible, if not extremely difficult.

Oh mais je manque à tous mes devoirs, j’ai oublié d’introduire la successeuse d’obagy -prématurément disparue- valerie szybala:

Valerie Szybala

Research Analyst

Valerie Szybala is a Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, where she focuses on the conflict in Syria. Valerie was in Damascus studying Arabic when the uprising began in 2011, giving her a unique understanding of the ensuing developments. [NDLR: elle bossait déjà pour usaid?]

Valerie came to ISW from Chemonics International Inc., where she supported the implementation of USAID-funded development projects in the Middle East. Her prior experience includes analysis of civilian casualties from coalition air strikes in Afghanistan for Dr. Jason Lyall at Yale University, and research on peace process policy with the Israeli-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) in Jerusalem. Valerie also worked for several years at the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a nonpartisan NGO dedicated to promoting understanding among the next generation of international leaders.

A native of the Washington, DC area, Valerie holds an M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and B.A.s, summa cum laude, in both Political Science and International Studies from Virginia Tech.

Comme vous voyez, elle n’a pas de doctorat cette fois-ci, et elle a travaillé pour USaid. Une femme de terrain, ça c’est une référence sérieuse…


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