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Syrian Opposition Unity Deal

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Done deal, said Reuters . "Syria's opposition groups strike unity deal against Assad."

US strong-arming forced agreement. Days of dissension and wrangling succumbed to pressure. A so-called government in exile was formed. 

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Muslim Brotherhood leader/Syrian exile attendee Sadr el-Din Bayanouni said, "We have agreed on the broad platform and all (opposition) parties, without any exception, support this initiative."

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He meant, of course, opposition elements favoring violence and instability. Those wanting diplomacy and peace boycotted Doha.

Moaz al Khatib heads SNC 2.0. Until July, he was Damascus Umayyad mosque imam. He favors Sharia law governance. Most Syrians oppose it. 

He's relatively unknown abroad. Heading Washington's belligerent regime change agenda won't gain him support at home.

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Syrians want no part of Western interference. Khatib sided with the enemy. He'll have a hard time explaining why. Extremist elements support him.

Syrian businessman and former parliamentarian Riad Seif was Washington's first choice. He declined but agreed to serve as deputy president. 

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