Here’s another reminder that the uprisings of the Arab Spring are a lot messier and more complicated than the optimists want you to believe: The Syrian opposition today issued a stinging riposte against its implacable foe…Israel. Reports YNet:
Leader of the Syrian opposition bloc Burhan Ghalioun said Saturday that the Syrian regime signed an agreement with Israel, which he called “the main enemy of the Syrian revolution.”In an interview with Saudi newspaper al Youm, Ghalioun negated the possibility of normalizing relations with Israel, if and when President Bashar Assad’s regime falls.“We are convinced that the Syrian regime’s strongest ally is Israel,” he told the paper, adding that the international community’s lack of action in Syria stems from concerns for the Jewish State’s safety.
The biggest fear people have about Syria is that prolonged conflict will not only kill tens of thousands of innocent people; it will also empower armed fanatics and could trigger a much wider war. The strongest (interest based and non-humanitarian) argument for outside intervention is that waiting only gives the darker forces more of a chance to arm themselves and control the future of the country; to some degree, we are too late.Right now the conflict is moving faster than diplomacy; unless that changes this war is on course to get worse in every possible way.