That he could make this kind of a threat indicates that Gen. Mustafa al-Sheikh already is one. “Syria: leader of rebels warns they might ‘turn into terrorists,'” by Richard Spencer and Ruth Sherlock in the Telegraph, November 9 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The leader of the Free Syrian Army has called on the outside world to back the rebels before they all “turn into terrorists”.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in his base in rebel-occupied Syria, Gen. Mustafa al-Sheikh unveiled a new leadership of the Higher Military Council of the FSA, which he heads.
He also said he welcomed David Cameron’s decision to engage with the rebels and even consider organising arms supplies, but he added that war was spreading to surrounding countries, the rebels were fractured and speed was of the essence.
“If there’s no quick decision to support us, we will all turn into terrorists,” he said. “If you apply the pressure that’s been applied to Syria, it will explode in all directions. Terrorism will grow quickly.”…
If it is agreed, Middle Eastern diplomats involved in drawing up a blueprint for a transitional Syrian government say it has been promised huge financial backing, including $280 million (Â£175 million) from the United States….