Advance word of the study appears in Monday’s edition of Britain’s Daily Telegraph:
Of the Syrian Rebels: 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists whose philosophy is similar to the jihadists, but are focused purely on Syria rather than an international revolution; at least a further 30,000 moderates belonging to groups that have an Islamic character.
Some 25,000 to 30,000, belong to secular groups with a democratic or nationalist orientation. In other words, between 25% and 30% of the total rebel force consists of groups considered friendly to the West.
Western diplomats who estimate that less than one third of the opposition forces are “palatable” to Britain, while American envoys put the figure even lower.
The dominant forces among the hardline factions are two Al Qaeda-linked groups, the Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra) and the Islamic State in Iraq and A-Sham (or Iraq and the Levant).
According to yjr main author of the study is Charles Lister “Because of the Islamist make up of such a large proportion of the opposition, the fear is that if the West doesn’t play its cards right, it will end up pushing these people away from the people we are backing,” he said. “If the West looks as though it is not interested in removing Assad, moderate Islamists are also likely to be pushed further towards extremists.”
HUM – this sounds like exactly what I have been saying here. If the West assists the Rebels, it is assisting those who hare the West; if it lets them fend for themselves, it is allowing us to get a step closer to the St. Malachy Prophecy and 2035.
“Saint Paul’s Joke” rules the inevitable outcome. Those who say the are Christians, but ignore the teachings of Jesus, Peter and Paul, (which is 99.99 percent of them) are among those Jesus declared he would not know. Of course, until they read “Saint Paul’s Joke” they aren’t going to get it.
As for Jews, the Hasidim appear to be among the screwed… they lack the requisite basis - “wisdom, knowledge and understanding” – to understand the scriptures and therefore had better read “Genesis of Genesis”, and to get their dates straight, maybe toss in two subsequent books: “Charting the Patriarchs” and “Charting OMER”. At least they will then get their dates straight, and learn why the FIRST TEMPLE –- which was designed under King David – wasn’t built until the fourth year in the reign of Solomon … they year, not the King, was the controlling factor; to construct the TEMPLE again, they will need to know the reason it was build at that specific time … thus they can determine when its new foundations are due to be laid out.
Of course, all the aforementioned books (“Saint Paul’s Joke”, “Genesis of Genesis”, “Charting the Patriarchs”, “Charting OMER”) require people to understand reality – as opposed to being lost in unfounded beliefs … those who prefer pagan beliefs are welcome to become CREATIONIST … they’re doomed anyway.