President Obama has recognised the Syrian Opposition Council as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Is this a good or sensible move? I really wonder, given the makeup of the body. I have expressed my concerns before about the outcome of the present struggle in Syria. Some components of this ‘Council’ pose a threat to the future of Syria.
It is all very well to combine the opposition to the current despot into a recognizable opposition, but is there not a possibility that we will see a Trojan horse from some sections of this council. Without a doubt the more extreme members of this council are willing to bide their time and because they are well organised, they will gradually take over, because they have been planning for years.
History has taught us that minority groups have risen to power in past struggles, simply because they have prepared and organized themselves prior to the ‘main event.’ Take the Bolsheviks in Russia; they had their members in positions of influence and simply rolled the more moderate opposition. That is how it is going to be in Syria, Egypt and increasingly other ‘Arab Spring’ nations.
Keep your eyes on the news and watch as the Muslim Brotherhood and it allies move to take control after the final demise of the current regime. That President Obama has backed this body causes concern. One does not have to look very far to see other stupid and dangerous actions on the part of the USA Government, no matter which ‘party’ controls the Whitehouse.