The Washington Post referring to the AP reported that the US is ramping up its presence at Syria's Turkish border, sending more spies and diplomats to "drag" the rebels on their side and monitor the Islamization of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
US officials on condition of anonymity said that the US personnel "has helped the rebels improve political and military organization".
AP notes that Obama (and puppet Arab regimes) tends to show their "concern" and "anxiety" about the Syrian Muslims, in order to prevent their joining the Mujahideen. It is in this context that western "humanitarian aid" should be considered, as well as the "charitable donations" to Syrians that have been organized by the Saudi regime, as well as their willingness to pay salaries for FSA rebels.
AP reports that US diplomats and CIA agents communicate with pro-democracy-minded rebel leaders and provide them with comprehensive support. Simultaneously, the collection of the information about FSA fighters and refugees is being undertaken.
A few days ago the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News published a study according to which the present armed struggle against the regime of Bashar Assad's regime in Syria is supported by at least 70,000 fighters from dozens of rebel groups.
"Fifty armed men come together and they form a rebel group. They generally give their groups names from the Quran or the names the towns and areas they are coming from", the pro-democracy opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) media officer Ahmad al-Halabi told the Hurriyet Daily News.
The largest and most well-organized opposition group in Syria is the Free Syrian Army (FSA), whose leaders call themselves military wing of the SNC. According to Turkish daily, the main base of FSA is located in the town of Hatay in southern Turkey.
A very large number of rebel groups and their commanders, as well as many fighters are loyal to the Syrian Mujahideen, some joining them, swearing allegiance to the Islamic commanders. This is explained by the fact that the rebel groups that emerged from among the Syrian people are often merging with the Mujahideen, in particular with the Jabhat al-Nusra, or Victory Front.
Foreign media reports often about the organization. So BBC News, based on its own analysis, indicates that military power of Jabhat al-Nusra is growing constantly. The Radio and Television Corporation gives an example of that retaliatory martyrdom attack on the building of Alawite state security. BBC News also notes a significant increase in military activity of the organization (for comparison, according to the BBC News, in March, Mujahideen carried out 7 attacks on Alawites, and in June - already 66, less than a year after the creation of the movement).
"In order to assess al-Nusra's abilities and its geographical reach, I analyzed 128 attacks between March and June for which it claimed responsibility in formal statements, and which have been recognized by jihadist forums as genuine, says BBC News expert Murad Batal al-Shishani. - Findings show that jihadists are operating actively in urban areas; 54% of attacks took place in the capital, Damascus, and 20% in the second city of Syria, Aleppo.
Other areas in which jihadists have operated include Deraa (17% of attacks) and Deir al-Zour (about 6%). Other areas account for 3% of attacks. Jihadists, in the last four months, used ambushing tactics 30% of the time, but they resorted to assassination in 23% of their attacks. Some 16% of jihadists' attacks consisted of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and car bombs. Kidnapping [of Alawites] and martyr bombings represented 8% and 7% respectively of these attacks", writes al-Shishani.
While the Mujahideen and their supporters from among the rebels of FSA are largely relying on the support and help of ordinary Muslims of Syria, the democratic wing of the FSA and their leaders rely more on the Alawite army deserters, as well as people who do not have a particular desire to live according to the Law of Allah. In addition, as writes The New York Times, in some cases, support is sought from the secular opponents of Assad regime and the number of Christians and Shias of the Ismaili sect.
"We want democracy and freedom, the newspaper quoted one of the rebel commanders, called Abu Hashem. - It is the people's revolution; it is not an Islamic revolution. We have doctors and engineers among us, and we are seeking a secular democratic country".
Colonel Ahmad Fahd al-Nimah, the head of the Military Revolutionary Council of FSA in Deraa, told the BBC News: "Jihadists would pose a real threat in the next stage for our society and our Arab and Western friends",
This statement clearly shows the shape of emerging picture- the picture of what will be after the fall of Assad regime.
Yemen scenario looks quite realistic in Syria when the new authorities in the face of secular Damascus FSA leaders together with their supporters turn their weapons against the Mujahideen. The countries of the West will send special forces into Syria, the attacks on the forces of the supporters of Sharia would be conducted and planned by NATO armchair generals; and the cites liberated by the Mujahideen will be subjected to the bombings from US drones and Saudi aircraft (the same as in Yemen now).
Department of Monitoring