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

AngryArab: Who killed 93000 Syrians?

“In the Western media, the mantra has not changed: that Bashshar has “killed…93,000 “of his own people….But look at this sentence by the Qatari-funded, pro-armed opposition Syrian Observatory:  “It said the confirmed toll included 25,040 Syrian soldiers and security personnel, and 17,107 pro-Assad militiamen.”  We are talking about 42,147 Syrians dead–and that is when the death toll was 80,000.  So by that count, the armed opposition killed more than half of those killed in Syria…so if the armed opposition managed to kill over 40,000 armed Syrians, it is logical to wonder how many more thousands of Syrian civilians were killed by the armed opposition especially that some Western organization had to grudgingly admit that massacres were perpetrated by the armed opposition.  So by this count…it is possible to maintain that the armed opposition managed to kill more Syrians than the brutal Syrian regime itself. But please: feel free to enjoy the armed opposition and to call its fanatical thugs “revolutionaries”.”

http://angryarab.net/2013/06/13/93000-dead-in-syria-who-killed-whom/