“Brian Sayers, director of government relations for the Syrian Support Group, a U.S.-based lobbying organization of FSA supporters, quoted sources in Syria as saying the attack was most likely carried out by an opposition sympathizer working in the Assad government.
That view was echoed by Fabrice Balanche, director of the French research center Gremmo and a Syria expert, who said “[The bombing] demonstrates complicity inside the Syrian government, and shows that [dissidents] are staying in government to destroy it from within.”
Mark Snowiss, Assassinations Leave Void in Syrian Military Leadership, Voice of America
Earlier, there was a view that intra-Alawite coup is one possible scenario. Reports have been rather mushy or inarticulate about this subtle possibility (creating impression that all has been planned by FSA. ***There was an Islamist group claimed the responsibility, though credibility is low.)
While there are reports that Alawites are retreating back to their homeland - coastal area - maybe not of any importance. But as a log.
July 20, 2012, 4:26pm 0 notes