Revealing yet again the hollowness and naivete of the assumption that the Syrian rebels are a group of democratic pluralists. “Jihadists form “˜Islamic state” in Syria,” from AP, November 19 (thanks to Block Ness):
A group of extremist Islamist factions in Syria has rejected the country”s new opposition coalition.
The group said in a video statement it has formed an “Islamic state” in the embattled city of Aleppo to underline it wants nothing to do with the Western-backed bloc. The video appears to be a reaction to the formation this month of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces.