September 25th, 2013
09:35 AM ET

Syrian rebels reject interim government, embrace Sharia

A collection of some of Syria's most powerful rebel brigades have rejected a Western-backed opposition group that announced the creation of an interim government in exile this month.

The 13 rebel groups, led by the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, also called on supporters of the Syrian opposition to embrace Sharia law "and make it the sole source of legislation."

The move appeared to sideline the flagging National Syrian Coalition, which recently announced the formation of an interim government in exile led by Ahmad Tomeh, a dentist and dissident from the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.

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  1. chrissy

    @ saywhat, we mustn't forget that our country also aided and abetted these fools! Thanks to Israels prompting of course but still, all the same, we did it too!

    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    To continue, we instead chose to mount full scale invasions and occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan.results speak for themselves.

    Pr.Obama is of course to be faulted for continuing with those policies. Libya, Egypt and yemen have been failures. French invasion of Mali has further consolidated AlQaeda links in that region.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Hello, misogynist.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. landykandy

    my neighbor's step-mother makes $81 hourly on the computer. She has been fired for 6 months but last month her income was $17241 just working on the computer for a few hours. linked here.....

    September 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Do you liberals really believe we never should have invaded Afghanistan? Let me remind you that we were attacked on 9/11 and more than 3,000 people died. And you liberals would just let that slide? Hello? Is there anyone home? Did you think if we acted like nothing happened that they would go away? It doesn't matter if you don't think this is a holy war, the enemy DOES and if you stand there and do nothing they will attack again and again until YOU live under Sharia law. But then again that's exactly why General Patton said " The lowest form of life is a politician and the lowest politician is a liberal democrat." He also happens to be the very last American General to win a war.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We are talking about Syria. Both sides of the aisle so not wish war in Syria. As Syria has not attacked America, I am unsure as to what you desire out of this situation.

      September 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      *do not wish war.

      September 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Banasy, it doesn't matter what you want, Shabab is an affiliate of Al Quaeda. You are an infidel, it doesn't matter if you want war with them, they want war with you. Until you realize this you and your liberal friends will only embolden the enemy and lose the war. Go put a burqa on, read your Quran and get used to being nothing more than a housewife, you liberals are determined to bring Sharia to America.

      September 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I do not believe I stated what I wanted, but what 90% of Congress and American citizens want. The US cannot attack a nation that has not attacked the US. Syria hasn't. Period.
      The rest of your uninformed post does not apply to me, and has been dismissed as nonsensical.

      September 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Hamsta, i lost 2 family members on 9/11 so im never likely to forget it! Nor the fact that GWB and Cheney had a hand in that either! So you can run your propoganda to the dump where it belongs!

    September 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Hold on chrissy, I gotta make a tin foil hat, the conspiracy theories are getting a little thick around here. Almost done.... Okay, yea it's really Bush's fault. Don't you liberal whack jobs ever get tired of blaming Bush with all thes whacked out conspiracies? I 'll give you a simple explanation, Your president is a Socialist or a Communist. Hitler, Mao, Castro, Marx, etc... They all had some whacked out conspiracy theories, it's called PROPOGANDA!

      September 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Two words why the conspiracy theory of yours will not happen: term limits. I trust you know what that means, Hamsta?

      September 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Germany had term limits before Hitler. What do you think "The ends justify the means" and "Don't let any crisis go to waste" is about? If Obame could declare Martial law he could retain his seat in the White House beyond the term limits. Obame sent Kerry (Jay Leno on crack) to sign the UN small arms treaty without the required Senate review and consent. Obame doesnT care how things are supposed to be done, He even rammed his Healthcare bill that noone wants in the middle of the night behind locked doors so noone could disaprove.

      September 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Germany didn't have the U.S. Constitution; it would take an amendment to the Consttution to change the term limits of the President, which was specifically changed to prevent another run like FDR had.

      September 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      We cannot declare war on a country that has not attacked the US because we don't like their religion, Hamsta. Doing so would give the ME an excuse to attack us, since they DO consider us "infidels".

      September 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And our invasion of afghanastan did nothing except make those 2 clowns richer, the rest of us poorer, and Al Qeada BIGGER!

    September 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    In his haste to compulsively attack those who try getting issues in perspective @ Hamsta as always gets thing wrong.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    On Afghanistan, who in his / her senses would defend a full scale invasion and occupation of that country 11 yrs running and no success.Trying to mock history.
    Tens of thousands dead and dying, trillions spent and counting. Handful of those we declared criminals now a global menace.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Both a criminal follies-Iraq and Afghanistan.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    We could have eliminated this group AlQaeda with a law enforcement kind of surgical and focused covert op. Taliban were then more interested in getting rid of Osama and his cohorts fearing large scale bombings of the population.
    When these AlQaeda leaders used to strut around the mountains with cell phones and satellite phones, sending out their proclamations & propaganda.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TvNyC

    Let them have their brotherly new government but what has happened is a prophecy that began World War III.

    September 27, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
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