Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MI chief sees hope for Assad yet

The really interesting thing here is that Shia Iran is supporting the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood. Just a few years ago, most Western "experts" believed that Shia and Sunni could never cooperate. The lesson here is that Islam overarches even bitter sectarian rifts within Islam. The West should take heed of the desires of Islamists, both Shia and Sunni for a global Caliphate.


MI chief sees hope for Assad yet

Military Intelligence chief says Syrian president promoting worthwhile reform packages, retaining loyalty of army; also notes Iranian role in 'Nakba', Naksa' Day border riots as well as Tehran's influence over Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Moran Azulay
Latest Update: 07.05.11, 15:13 / Israel News

Military Intelligence chief Major-General Aviv Kochavi said Tuesday Iranian influence was growing in Middle Eastern countries experiencing unrest or upheaval – such as Egypt and Syria.

"Assad understands today that his solution cannot only come from military responses, and that is why he is turning to reform," Kochavi told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, referring to the protest-plagued president of Syria.

In Egypt, meanwhile, Tehran is trying to influence the outcomes of elections by tightening relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, the MI chief added.

"We must not belittle the reform package Assad has begun to promote. These reforms regard the improvement of wages, subsidies, and the opening up of more jobs," Kochavi said.

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