Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:57AM GMT
The leader of new Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition is a former supporter of bin Laden and a corporate lobbyist, a political analyst tells Press TV.
The US has installed a new puppet council, the Syrian National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNCROF), with Mouaz al-Khatib at the helm, said Griffin Tarpley, an author and historian from Washington, in an exclusive interview with Press TV.
“He (Khatib) is of course a secret member of the Muslim Brotherhood controlled by Saudi Arabia, and he’s somebody who was a big admirer of bin Laden in the early 90s. He got into trouble for supporting bin Laden against [former Syrian President] Hafez Assad back 20 years ago,” he said.
“In reality, al-Khatib is an executive for Shell Oil. He’s a lobbyist for Shell Oil. Not just Shell Oil but specifically the headquarters branch of Royal Dutch Shell which is a British-Dutch corporation,” Tarpley pointed out.
“Now we have got the Syrian National Coalition which is much more radical at the bottom, much more ‘al-Qaeda’ at the bottom, but it’s got this figurehead at the top,” the analyst noted.
The SNCROF was formed on November 11 when the opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to form a coalition to overthrow the president, urging their sympathizers to provide them with more advanced weaponry.
The SNCROF was immediately recognized by the Arab League, Turkey and France.
France was the first Western power to recognize the newly-formed opposition and raised the prospects of openly arming the insurgents. Monzer Makhous is to become the coalition’s envoy to the European country.
The EU and US have also declared support for the opposition bloc, but have fallen short of recognizing it.
Syria has been experiencing a deadly unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
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