Syrian Opposition: United but Divided?

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the President of the Syrian National Coalition attempted to resign only days before the Arab League summit in Qatar a few weeks ago. Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib took Syria’s seat at the summit anyway, but this calls into question the efficacy of the cause for Syrian revolution and the legitimacy of those claiming power. al-Khatib cited a lack of foreign involvement as a motive for his dissatisfaction. However, he claimed on a separate occasion that the foreign powers were only involving themselves in the Syrian conflict as a vehicle for advancing their own foreign policy objectives. Indecisive or pragmatic? Either way, signs of internal conflict are becoming increasingly numerous and could foreshadow a possible complete breakdown. Ironically, this could incentivize foreign governments to take a more activist role in a post-Assad world. Possibilities of Damascus divided into quadrants like Berlin after World War II should not be ruled out. 

  

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