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Syria's Divided Opposition

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Most Syrian banks are public. They're state owned and operated, including its central bank. They're anathema to Wall Street-style debt finance. They're run like Gaddafi ran Libya's. They create their own money. They're not controlled by Western bankers.

Syria, Iran, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are the last remaining independent governments free from Washington's control. Replacing them with puppet regimes is planned. 

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Since March 2011, Western generated violence ravaged Syria. Many thousands died. No end in sight looks imminent. Full-scale war appears likely.

Syrian forces are formidable. A well-armed defense force numbers around 400,000. It has state-of-the-art weapons. Defeating it won't be easy. 

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Western proxies alone are no match for its military superiority. Expect Washington-led NATO involvement. Doing so will constitute Libya 2.0. With or without Security Council approval, it's coming. 

Expect it post-November or perhaps sooner. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. It's been planned that way for some time. Imperialism isn't pretty. Millions of corpses explain why. America's permanent war policy assures many more. Where it ends who knows.

On September 17, Reuters headlined "West's rebel worries leave Syria strategy struggling." It's beset by internal divisions. Each acts in its own behalf. They can't get their act together.

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They formed a new body called the Syrian National Army (SNA). It hopes to unite fractious groups. It looks more like old wine in new bottles. General Mohammed Hussein al-Haj Ali heads it. Disunity in the ranks perhaps makes his mission impossible.

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