Western media behind curve on big story of Farouq al-Sharaa defection. Are they right? http://bit.ly/PBKwPw". As is known, Saudi media and Hariri media have been reporting on the defection of Faruq Ash-Shar` for two weeks. This "news" has dominated the news of Al-Arabiyyah (the website of the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law). Just yesterday, Al-Arabiyyah "reported" that Ash-Shar` has been seen in Amman where he is residing after his defection. The picture above is from Damascus today, with Shar` on right. There is of course no corrections and no explanation. They lie, and when the lie is exposed, they fabricate another lie, and so on. This is the nature of the oil of gas and oil. Oh, I forgot to mention, that Michael Husyan Young is the well-known expert on offshoots.