So here’s the headline and this will be fun.
US prepares to recognise Syrian opposition
The US is preparing to officially recognise the new Syrian opposition, amid reports the West is preparing to provide military training to rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad.
Officials say the administration is on track to recognise the new Syrian opposition council as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people at an international conference on the crisis in Morocco this week.
The move will pave the way for greater US support for those seeking to oust Mr Assad and follows the blacklisting of a militant Syrian rebel group with links to al-Qaeda. That step is aimed at blunting the influence of extremists amid fears that the regime may use or lose control of its stockpile of chemical weapons.
It comes amid claims that Western allies, including Britain, are examining plans that would see rebels provided with air and naval power.
I figure if you’re interest you will catch the link above. No need to post all of it here and no need for another pissed peiper rant on the subject.
Ok, same paper but a different headline. You’ll love this one. Have fun taxpayers. Oh right. Me too? Hmmm. Not so funny now.
Syrian rebels defy US and pledge allegiance to jihadi group
Rebel groups across Syria are defying the United States by pledging their allegiance to a group that Washington will designate today a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda.
By Ruth Sherlock, Beirut
A total of 29 opposition groups, including fighting “brigades” and civilian committees, have signed a petition calling for mass demonstrations in support of Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist group which the White House believes is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The petition is promoting the slogan “No to American intervention, for we are all Jabhat al-Nusra” and urges supporters to “raise the Jabhat al-Nusra flag” as a “thank you”.
You know, if it wasn’t for that shiny coat of Black Teflon this pResident wears this might be a “Big Fucking Deal”. So it will just be filler material for the MSM if they run out of non news to report.
So how many cats in a tree can a reporter report on on a good day?