[Marxism] Syrian Rebel Group in Decline vows normalization with Israel

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 01:38:40 MDT 2015

Thanks for the input, I suspected it was unreliable due to the source.

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Michael Karadjis <mkaradjis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Amith
> it is a complete farce.
> This is part of an ongoing disinformation campaign by Times of israel and
> the Jerusalem Post. They seem to have a Druze contact who is in touch with
> a couple of individual Syrian exiles, who either don't exist at all (there
> is zero evidence on the web for this Nabhan character), or who do exist,
> but have no relation whatsoever to any Syrian opposition movement (still
> less the FSA), yet JP introduces them as "Syrian opposition leaders",
> notably someone called "Labwani".
> Last time it was the Jerusalem Post. The false flag story appears to be in
> the same style; again there is the "Druze" intermediary. The Post story is
> more honest, because it merely calls this unknown Nabhan character "one
> opposition political activist" rather than lying that he has some position
> in the FSA. It does not mention Labwani, but contains a prominent photo of
> him, where the caption falsely calls him a "Syrian opposition leader"
> though he has no position at all in any Syrian opposition leadership body.
> All lies.
> www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Syrian-rebel-groups-congratulate-Netanyahu-on-his-election-victory-394565
> When Labwani put forward his Golan plan last year (for the US to turn the
> Golan into an “international peace park” because Assad has “never lifted a
> finger” on the Golan so it is effectively lost anyway), it was rejected by
> the Syrian opposition and most oppositionists, as ironically, the Times of
> Israel at that time reported:
> “Labwani’s unusual statement were not well-received in Syria’s opposition,
> however. According to the Jordanian daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm, dozens of Syrian
> oppositionists signed a petition against Labwani, including Salameh Kaileh,
> Walid Al-Bunni and Fady Jomar.
> “Freedom achieved through the enemies is not freedom,” read the petition,
> according to the daily.
> “Arab nationalist pundit Abdel Bari Atwan also weighed into the debate,
> attacking Labwani for granting Assad “the biggest gift possible on the
> [third] anniversary of the revolution.”
> “[Labwani] exposed a plan revolving around selling the occupied Syrian
> Golan Heights to Israel in return for peace with it. He served a powerful
> blow Arab and Islamic hopes of regaining the stolen rights in Palestine.”
> http://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-dissident-offer-golan-heights-if-israel-removes-assad/
> More interesting is the purpose of this sick disinformation campaign,
> which can only be negative for the FSA inside Syria, give more ammunition
> to groups like Nusra to falsely accuse the FSA (like lots of western
> "leftists" do) of being "imperialist and zionist agents" and use this in
> their turf wars against the FSA.
> Oh and the FSA losing ground? Mainly since the onset of US airstrikes in
> September, which benefited the Assad regime while giving a huge political
> boost to Nusra. The first half of 2014 was if anything a period of re-rise
> of the FSA. But the relative loss of ground since September should also not
> be exaggerated: the FSA controls the south and has scored impressive recent
> victories (the historic city of Busra al-Sham and then the Jordanian
> border), and despite setbacks to Nusra in Idlib and Aleppo in the
> northwest, still playys a prominent part there, including in recent major
> victories such as the seizure of Idlib.
> -----Original Message----- From: A.R. G via Marxism
> Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2015 4:40 PM
> To: Michael Karadjis
> Subject: [Marxism] Syrian Rebel Group in Decline vows normalization
> withIsrael
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> http://www.timesofisrael.com/on-independence-day-moderate-syrian-rebels-send-warm-wishes/
> It is from a setter publication so I do not necessarily vouch for its
> accuracy.
> Nonetheless I think it is a remarkable sign of how much ground the FSA has
> lost in Syria that it believes pledges its allegiance to the Zionist regime
> outweighs its legitimacy in the eyes of the hundreds of thousands of
> Palestinians in Syria and others who have overwhelmingly opposed any sort
> of normalization with the regime that expelled them and continues killing
> them (referring to Israel in this case, not Assad)
> - Amith
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