[The National] "...That officer, Colonel Riad Al Asaad, formed a new entity, the Free Syrian Army, without informing the Free Officers. The Brotherhood then abruptly dropped contact with Lt Col Harmoush, who was captured by Syrian authorities under mysterious circumstances in August 2011, after disappearing in Turkey.The story shows how the Muslim Brotherhood - an Islamist group with little representation within Syrian society, due to decades of systematic cleansing by the Baathist regime - has successfully built influence over the emerging opposition forces.
The MB is viewed with profound suspicion by most Syrians. Despite 20 months of atrocious violence by the criminal regime, many Syrians - rightly or wrongly - still prefer the regime because they fear the Brotherhood more. ..."
Monday, November 12, 2012
UAE's The National: "Most Syrians still prefer the regime because they fear the Brotherhood more"
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 10:36 AM