The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?

“This is a story about the storytellers: the spokespeople, the “experts on Syria”, the “democracy activists”. The statement makers. The people who “urge” and “warn” and “call for action”.”

“Indeed, a number of key figures in the Syrian opposition movement are long-term exiles who were receiving US government funding to undermine the Assad government long before the Arab spring broke out.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/12/syrian-opposition-doing-the-talking