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Syria's Divided Opposition

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Syria's Divided Opposition


Obama's war rages in Syria.

Violent and nonviolent elements comprise Syria's opposition. Peaceful ones want differences resolved diplomatically and politically. 

Violent ones are responsible for ravaging Syria since March 2011. No end of conflict looks imminent.

From October 1969 - October 1976, and from October 1982 until his February 1986 assassination, Olof Palme served as Sweden's prime minister. He led the Swedish Social Democratic Party. 

He supported decolonization and nonalignment. He was for Palestinian rights. He compared the Vietnam war to the holocaust. He opposed apartheid and other authoritarian regimes. He strongly opposed US and Western imperialism. At the same time, he maintained ties with NATO.

In 1992, the Olof Palme International Center was established. It works "in (his) spirit".for democracy, human rights, and peace." In May 2012, it published a report titled "Divided They Stand: An Overview of Syria's Political Opposition Factions."

It lists nine opposition groups. They include:

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