Western interference in Syria is high. It is self-serving, any assistance to ease the humanitarian crisis is a side-issue. On Wednesday naturalized U.S. citizen Ghassan Hitto was elected as interim prime minister of Syria. A puppet of the west?
Hitto is Syrian by birth but has lived in the U.S.A for decades, currently living in Dallas. Western propaganda sources claimed he was elected to unify the rebels, now classed as the official opposition of President Assad. The west has helped unleash an unknown force in Syria which now looks set to cause a vast range of problems. Jihadists and extremists in the opposition have their own agenda and the west wants the new government to meet with its approval.
Hitto was not unanimously elected. Some members of the opposition walked out of the vote in Istanbul rather than take part. Sunday there are reports that Free Syrian Army leaders do not approve of Hitto. "Opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib resigned shortly after his appointment" reports Haaretz News.
Latest reports claim the the Free Syrian Army does not recognise Ghassan Hitto as the country's provisional prime minster.
What is it they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Western hypocrisy and manipulation was bound to back fire in the end. The F.S.A. leaders do not believe that Hitto is the right man to lead the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces - the first government of the Syrian revolution, and most people would agree.
If the rebels are fighting for a free Syria and an end to an imposed regime they need a fresh start. They need to make their own choices and the people need to decide on the right government for them. It may differ from western democracy but Syria is not a western country.
Haaretz continues "Hitto, whose cabinet is supposed to govern rebel-held areas currently ruled by hundreds of brigades and emerging warlords, was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood and coalition Secretary General Mustafa Sabbagh, who has strong links with Qatar", which means with the west also.
Revolutionaries are a different breed to those such as Fidel Castro who fought for Cuba. Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib announced his resignation on his Facebook page saying, "I had promised the great Syrian people and promised God that I would resign if matters reached some red lines," without explaining exactly what had prompted his resignation.
"Now I am fulfilling my promise and announcing my resignation from the National Coalition in order to be able to work with freedom that cannot be available within the official institutions," he said, adding that "all that has happened to the Syrian people – from destruction of infrastructure to the arrest of tens of thousands to the displacement of hundreds of thousands to other tragedies – is not enough for an international decision to allow the Syrian people to defend themselves.”