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    Re: Syrian Rebel Groups Slam Western-backed Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The SNC is the recognized representation of the people of Syria by most of the Western world.
    For the most part, it's recognized as one of the parties that should engage in negotiations to bring about a political solution. External recognition, though, is very different from a faction's actually being in a position to exert influence as the sole or leading representative of the opposition.

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    Re: Syrian Rebel Groups Slam Western-backed Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    External recognition, though, is very different from a faction's actually being in a position to exert influence as the sole or leading representative of the opposition.
    Not really. UN support trumps local terror.

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    Re: Syrian Rebel Groups Slam Western-backed Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not really. UN support trumps local terror.
    UN support has not always amounted to much. Certainly, if the war ended today, it's difficult to envision the SNC's being able to exert control over the entire opposition movement, much less get all of the factions to disarm to a new national army. UN reports also indicated that the more extreme elements are gaining influence within the larger opposition movement. In that context, various groups have rejected the SNC's authority. It is very unlikely that the SNC will be able to do anything about that rejection e.g., remove them from the opposition movement.

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