Report: Saudis will pay salaries of rebel Syria army

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    Saudi Arabian officials will pay the salaries of the Free Syria Army in order to encourage mass military defections and increase pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad's, the Guardian of London newspaper reported Frida

    The plan is gaining support as weapons sent recently to rebel forces by Saudi Arabia and Qatar make a difference on battlefields in Syria.

    Saudi officials embraced the pay idea when it suggested by Arab officials in May, sources in three Arab states told the Guardian.

    At that time, weapons started to flow across the southern Turkish border to Free Syria Army leaders, the Guardian said.

    Turkey also allowed the establishment of an Istanbul command center staffed by 22 people, mostly Syrian, to coordinate supply lines in consultation with rebel army leaders inside Syria, the newspaper reported.

    News of the pay plan emerged as international mediator Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran, an ally and neighbor of Syria, must be part of any solution to end the crisis in Syria and pave the way for a political transition.

    Report: Saudis will pay salaries of rebel Syria army - World News
     
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    It's one big proxy war.
     
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    What a strange and intersting story.....I guess most of our pro-Israel supporters will back the Saudi's on this one.
     
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    Quite a moronic guess, of course. A rather judophobic one, indeed.
     
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    More of Syria's military turnin' on Assad...
    :cool:
    U.S. sees Syrian military defections beginning to 'accelerate'
    June 22nd, 2012 - The defection of four senior Syrian military officers to the Syrian opposition this week is another sign that senior officials are turning away from the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the United States said Friday.

     
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    Turkish state TV reports defections of Syria officers | Reuters
     
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    The Saudis are heavily involved in arming and financing the rebels, Qatar as well.
     
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    The so called rebels are Sunni muslims; and the Saudi's are sunni also.

    Syria is about 90% sunni muslim.

    The Royal Family has been taking a lot of heat form Saudi citizens for not stepping up and helping the fighters defeat Assad and the hated Alwite government.
     
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    And what is wrong with paying for the FSA?

    At least they are indigenous to syria, unlike hezbollah/iran/syrian terrorists operating in lebanon.
     
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    Like abandoning a sinking ship...
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    High-ranking general defects from Syrian military
    Fri July 6, 2012 : U.S. official says if Manaf Tlas joined Syria's insurgency, it would be "significant"; Tlas was perhaps the most senior Sunni in Bashar al-Assad's regime, scholar says; Tlas was disgusted with the killing of Sunnis, a Western official says; The Tlas family knows "how the place is wired," a Syria expert says
     

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