As mentioned there, the the figurehead for the Muslim brotherhood was reselected by the NATO backers.. no surprise.
"Ghalioun, 67, who will serve another three-month term, has been criticised by some opposition figures for failing to unify the SNC and forge close ties to dissidents inside Syria. He has also been accused of providing a liberal veneer to what is a widely Islamist, albeit factionalised, opposition."
Interesting follow up: Syria opposition conference collapsesThat is very different then "splintered"
Indeed, splinter and collapse are two very different descriptions.....
Plans for an Arab League-sponsored conference to unite Syria’s opposition collapsed on Tuesday as international envoys found themselves the only participants in a meeting that the main opposition parties decided to boycott.Following the above sentence along to the reasonable conclusion that if levels of violence and shelling have been reduced by government forces.... but repression and attacks on government targets have continued ...actually become more deadly. Therefore the brutal repression is coming from the militarized opposition. Unsurprising. The opposition was always militarized. The opposition was also the source of the most heinous and brutal repression.
The Cairo meeting was billed as a significant effort to bring the disparate opposition groups together as a first step towards a dialogue with the regime on a political transition
The Arab League issued a statement on Tuesday saying the meeting had been postponed. A prominent dissident resigned from the Syrian National Council on Tuesday, Reuters reported, dealing another blow to the opposition organisation that has seen several senior figures quit in the last few months.
The resignation of Fawaz Tello, a prominent dissident resigned from the Syrian National Council on Tuesday.
A shaky ceasefire negotiated by Mr Annan has reduced the level of violence and the shelling of towns by government forces, but brutal repression has continued as have attacks on regime targets by an increasingly militarised opposition.
On Tuesday, a convoy of four cars was struck by an improvised explosive device near the city of Hama, according to UN spokesman Ahmad Fawzi.Moon of Alabama had covered that news: The opposition has been using IED's all along.
There is not much of a reason to think it was not them who attacked near the UN convoy.
The boycott of the Cairo conference reflects chronic disunity among the opposition
Not only do we have a collapse, we had a dam boycott!
The General Council for the Syrian Revolution, a smaller opposition group, meanwhile decided to stay away from the meeting because it saw it as an attempt to bring all other dissident organisations under the SNC’s wing.The position of the Syrian National Council, the main opposition grouping, (created by the West/NATO) all along has been that it opposes talks that do not involve Mr Assad stepping down.