Syria Kurdish leader rejects new opposition coalition
(Reuters) - A party that controls much of Syria's Kurdish region on Tuesday rejected the new opposition coalition, highlighting the deep divisions still remaining between the many Syrian armed groups 20 months into the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
"They're making the same mistakes as the Syrian National Council. They're one color, a cleric is the ruler. More than 60 percent of the SNC were from the Muslim Brotherhood and the religious groups, and they've made the same mistake with this coalition," Muslim told Reuters in London.
Muslim said new, more inclusive talks between Syrian opposition groups were necessary if anti-Assad forces are ever to truly unify and democracy is ever to take root in Syria.
"This coalition is no good. Right now in Aleppo on the ground there are armed groups saying they don't recognize this group because it does not represent the Syrian people," he said.
1. The hard-line clericalists are pushing for this "coalition."
The Qatari al-jazeera is even putting out disinformation, stating that the al-queda groups in Syria reversed themselves, and now support the coalition. No amount of emirite money or French espionage will salvage that new entity.