Monday, January 21, 2013

Syria's "Opposition" Postpones Formation of Transitional Government

This post has been updated and corrected

I find this news really odd?
A head scratcher, really?

Wasn't the so called Transitional Government already formed, recognized by many nations, except the US and sitting in Cairo?

CORRECTION! : The US did recognize the opposition!!  Yes, I have checked back through the old posts and there it is

US recognizes NATO Council in Cairo as 'representing' Syria

 U.S. President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative.Recognition of the council as the sole representative of Syria's diverse population brings the U.S. in line with Britain, France and several of America's Arab allies
Along with this recognition was pledges of support, aid and funding.
Continuing with original post

I am quite sure I have linked to numerous news stories to this effect?
When I have more time I will relink some older post, but, you have likely read them already
Though I have included a news story from last year, at the end of this post

So, what gives?

Almost two years into their ever bloodier uprising against President Assad, his exiled adversaries met in Istanbul on Monday and said that they had again postponed the formation of a transitional government, an apparent setback to their plans to fill the power vacuum created by months of civil war.

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the main exile (NATO) opposition group, gathered on Saturday to try to mold a transitional government. While the organization has won broad recognition among its foreign backers as Syria’s sole legitimate representative, it has not yet solidified support among rebels fighting on the ground or begun planning for a post-Assad future. 

The Western and Arab nations that pressured Mr. Assad’s adversaries into a reorganization last year had urged the coalition to select a prime minister, but no candidate has won a consensus. 

A statement by the National Coalition on Monday said it had formed a five-member committee to draw up proposals for a transitional government within 10 days.
The panel is to “lead consultations” with rebel commanders, foreign backers and others seeking Mr. Assad’s ouster.

Coalition members met in Cairo last month and also failed to form a government, saying instead that they would create a committee to work on the idea.
In Syria, meanwhile, the government accused rebels of attacking an important power line, prompting a blackout that affected Damascus, the capital, areas to the north and a swath of territory reaching south to the Jordanian border. 

SANA, the official news agency, quoted Electricity Minister Imad Khamis as saying the outage was “caused by a terrorist attack on a main electricity cable.”
Power returned early on Monday to some parts of the capital, The Associated Press reported. Like shortages of gasoline and cooking gas, The A.P. said, power outages serve as frequent reminders of the war that has engulfed much of the rest of the country, showing that while Mr. Assad’s forces still control the capital, they face growing challenges to provide basic services. 

"I announce today that France recognizes the Syrian National Council as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people and as future government of a democratic Syria making it possible to bring an end to Bashar al-Assad's regime," French President Francois Hollande

Something is happening here....
What it is ain't exactly clear


  1. See this...

  2. Hi Penny, anyone with a slight connection to Syria that can nod on demand will do. Even a troop of monkeys. They are just for appearances' sake after all.

    OT, on Syrian forces gassing the invaders, given their proclivity towards drug abuse I doubt there would be complaints about being bombed out with hallucinogenics. Tear gas is still the most probable WMD.
    On mind control, this will advance your understanding some, I think -
    Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System

  3. "Hi Penny, anyone with a slight connection to Syria that can nod on demand will do. Even a troop of monkeys. They are just for appearances' sake after all."

    Now that gave me a chuckle. True. Sad, but true.