Saturday, March 19, 2016

Finally. David Ignatius found real moderate Syrian rebels who really can defeat the regime and defeat ISIS--but he is serious this time

The man who previously declared that Riyad Al-As`ad of FSA is the best hope for the West since Churchill, and who later said that in fact General Engineer Doctor Musician Potato Slicer, Salim Idriss will be leading Syria to a bright future, and who later declared that Harak Hazm will be liberating all of Syria from the regime and from ISIS has finally stumbled--in Geneva of all places--on two people who command the most moderate and secular forces in Syria: "The two spoke through a translator, in a conversation that was arranged by the Higher Negotiation Committee, the umbrella group for the Syrian opposition. Both commanders are members of opposition groups that have been armed and trained by the United States, Jordan and other partners. They carry modern, U.S.-made anti-tank missiles and other weapons that have given them more heft on the battlefield than some other opposition groups."