Ghalib Qundeel: The fronts of exile and terrorism
The crisis of the transitional council of the Syrian opposition revealed the extent of the dangerous state of division reached by the political fronts of the war on Syria, at a time when the American and Western planners are admitting that the council constitutes an entity governed by disputes and competition over the command and the wealth, between a group of figures and sides which do not truly enjoy a real weight within Syrian society.
Firstly, the MB (Moslem Brotherhood) is the main force in the Syrian opposition movements. This organization which was faced with a state of popular rejection since the eighties, despite its attempts to show an adjustment tendency and a wish to review the calculations to overcome the widespread explosions and killings carried out by the MB in Syria during that time, failed to change the negative climate against it on the popular level. The Brotherhood’s predicament was renewed last year, considering that despite the attempts of General Observer Riad al-Shakfa to show a new image, the Syrians continued to perceive the Muslim Brotherhood based on the practical experience, i.e. as a power linked to foreign sides and funded by external parties.
In the meantime, the inhabitants of many rural areas which were controlled by the opposition’s armed men witnessed a chaotic and tyrannical authority practicing killing and theft and hosting thieves, criminals and outlaws. The moderation claims promoted by the MB in Syria collapsed in light of the organization’s participation in the armed rebellion led by the sheikhs of takfir and the oppression and arbitrary persecution practiced against the citizens.
The latter thus learned once again what it meant to walk behind the MB that hid behind the conflicting opposition movements- especially in the Istanbul council- continued to reject dialogue with the Syrian state and to demand the intervention and invasion of Syria by the NATO troops.
In the meantime, these oppositions’ spokesman Borhan Ghalioun announced on behalf of the council the submission to Israel and Syria’s transfer from a position of independence and resistance to a position of submission to Western and Israeli hegemony.
Secondly, the Istanbul council’s predicament and internal disputes constitute the practical outcome of the failure of the war on Syria and the collapse of all the wagers on foreign intervention whether by NATO or Turkey via the Security Council of from outside of it. Now, Riad al-Shakfa is recognizing this predicament by announcing that the MB will uphold its weapons in the absence of any other solution. By doing so, he is practically announcing the organization’s official transformation into a terrorist power within Syria, just like the other Takfiri groups mobilized by the Gulf intelligence apparatuses via Lebanon and Jordan to introduce them to Syria.
It thus seems clear based on the course of events that the Syrian opposition movements are being dismantled by the conflicts over money and power and due to the multitude of groups linked to foreign intelligence apparatuses and their conflicting agendas following the failure.
Thirdly, these fronts have placed themselves outside the representational political scene in Syria, ever since they rejected dialogue and insisted on the calls for a foreign invasion of the country, due to their ongoing inability to polarize real popular support qualifying them to impose their presence in the equation. Since the beginning, the Syrian opposition movements led by the MB used some protests in the Syrian provinces witnessing turmoil to cover up the armed action turning towards terrorism and killing. The severance of the heads and the limbs, the assassinations, the explosions and the burning of public facilities confirmed that the Syrian oppositions are unable to lead a real popular action and are actually heading towards armed rebellion and terrorism against the state and society.
Fourthly, the fate of the Syrian oppositions is already clear and quite similar to the reality of the Iranian opposition movements under the command of Mujahedee e-Khalq. The Iranian opposition and the scattered groups inside and outside of it, including the remnants of the regime of the shah, are all acting in the West as political fronts, thus organizing seminars and conferences and issuing insults upon Western orders. They have been hosting their celebrations for a quarter of a century in Brussels, Washington and Sydney with direct American and European funding and concealed Gulf support. These bankrupt and impotent fronts living in exile are managing terrorist groups inside Iran under the supervision of the American and Israeli intelligence services.
In the upcoming stage, the Syrian oppositions will also turn into fronts living in exile and controlled by the West to pressure Syria and affect its political image, as it is recovering from the dangerous crisis it is currently witnessing.
In the next few weeks the Syrian state which is renewing its institutions, will regain full control over the entire Syrian soil by liquidating the remaining pockets of the armed rebellion and terrorism. Nonetheless, its war with the terrorist groups linked to foreign sides seems prone to continue, without this war obstructing the progress towards the reinstatement of normalcy and the announcement of victory over the colonial war which was lost by the United States, the government of Ottoman illusion and the Saudi and Qatari governments. In the meantime, the Lebanese platform which participated in this war under the Syrian watchful political and security eye will be controlled within a short period of time, in collaboration with the Lebanese state.