Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Washington Abandons The Current Syrian Opposition Leadership

U.S. Looks To Build Alternative Syrian Opposition Leadership -- Washington Post

The Obama administration has spent the past several months in secret diplomatic negotiations aimed at building a new Syrian opposition leadership structure that it hopes can win the support of minority groups still backing President Bashar al-Assad.

The strategy, to be unveiled at a Syrian opposition meeting next week in Qatar, amounts to a last-ditch effort to prevent extremists from gaining the upper hand within the opposition and to stop the Syrian crisis from boiling over into the greater Middle East.

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More News On The U.S. Looking To Build An Alternative Syrian Opposition Leadership

As Syria Escalates Bombing, U.S. Urges New Anti-Assad Bloc -- New York Times
U.S. Pulls Support for Key Anti-Assad Bloc -- Wall Street Journal
Clinton calls for overhaul of Syrian opposition -- Reuters
U.S. Favors Shift to Broaden Syrian Opposition Leadership -- Bloomberg Businessweek
US calls for overhaul of Syrian opposition -- Irish Times
Clinton warns Syria rebels to resist extremism -- BBC
Clinton: Syrian exile group not 'visible' opposition leader -- CNN
Clinton urges SNC shake-up -- The Daily Star
Clinton explains State Department efforts to build new Syrian opposition council -- The Cable/Foreign Policy

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