Both Amarji from the Heretic blog and Abu Kais from Beirut to the Beltway blog are reporting that Syrian opposition figures will soon start operating from Amman and Lebanon. Their news source is Kuwaiti newspaper Al Siyasa. You can see the full article here [Arabic]. Here are some excerpts as translated by the two bloggers. Amarji says:
OK. So, a "well-known opposition figure in Brussels" reports that many former Syrian regime members, with military and security expertise, are currently converging on Lebanon and Jordan to establish bases for future anti-regime operations, promising "two explosions for every explosion and two assassinations for every assassination," all to be carried out with Saudi funding and approval.
Abu Kais adds:
Many houses in Beirut, Tripoli, Akkar, Sidon and Amman have reportedly been put at the disposal of the Syrian opposition. Funding and logistics are being provided by prominent Gulf officials and Western countries, the opposition figure claimed…
… Has the long-awaited march against the Damascus thugs begun? The military tone used by the opposition figure is frightening. But the stakes are high, and the Syrian regime left few other options. Let’s see how this report plays out in the media.
I wonder if the Jordanian media will ever report on this unusual development or will it be kept hush- hush, as is usually the norm. We do live in interesting times, indeed.
anony: yes the definition of a monarchy is passing down rule the definition of a republic is not what is interesting about that? I cannot see how you can compare the USA in Iraq with this, we are not invading Syria, and what is wrong with telling your ‘friend’ that they are wrong or what they are doing is not what is best for their people or the region for that matter. Do we need to wait for others to take action? More sanctions, more invading, who suffers?
Muhannad: why is it bullshit illusions, compare the economy of Jordan with 20, 10 years ago? Has it not grown? These things take a long time especially as we do not have any natural resources of our own, and one of our largest sources of foreign currency tourism is suffering in this climate.
Iran ,Syria,Hamas = the same policy and the same way of thinking and acting and all will destroy their countrys .
thats the conclusion as i think .
God help these country people, at the end they are the one who will suffer of these policies.
I can’t beleive this easily.
If it is true, it is like suicide to jordan. I’m disgusted with this politics.
i’m more than sure that if there were a democratic leadership in both syria and jordan none of this would happen. Why should we be a part of this game. is becauseof the dollars we get from the states. is from bullshit illusions made by us aid and all the QIZ. this is not acceptable at all.
“promising “two explosions for every explosion and two assassinations for every assassination”
what the hell.
Beleive me all i’m not a fan of the totalitarian regime in syria. but i don’t want to be involved in assasination and bombing. Offcourse i’m not a fan of the us agenda. Why should we be involved in this mess??!!
“I wonder if the Jordanian media will ever report on this unusual development or will it be kept hush- hush, as is usually the norm. We do live in interesting times, indeed”
we live in sad times indeed. I wonder if we live in a democratic system any of this would happen!!
I do not mind giving our friends in the Syrian regime a taste of their medicine in organizing conspiracies against their neigboures, but I do not like this idea. A political syrian presence in Jordan will result in more destabilization in the country and also influx of dirty money which the average Jordanians cannot cope with. I have to say we can never beat the masters of conspiracies and organized terrorim and it is not wise to open a battle border with them.
As for Rami’s comment urging Jordan to stop escalating against Syria and hamas, I think the contrary should be said, we ahd enough of turning the other cheek. And, rami..subsidized wheat from Syria? is it with embedded weapons or without?
hot97: Natural Monarchy? Interesting.
So now we are going to tell other countries what to do? Great, how is that different than the US telling the Iraqis what to do, yallah why not change the regimes in every country that has a dictator, sorry a bad dictators, keep the “good” ones.