A Divided Gulf Creates a Divided Anti-Assad Front

As the US has begun the withdrawal of support for the opposition terrorists inside of Syria, the collective front against the legitimate government of Bashar Al-Assad appears to be breaking down. The cohesiveness needed to topple the Syrian government seems to be terribly lacking these days. There have been several reports of “rebel” groups attacking one another as they jockey for military positions. It seems that the lack CIA leadership is wrecking havoc on the anti-Assad side. This runs quite country to the mainstream imperialist media who tells us that the people of Syria have “risen up” against their “dictator” of a leader.

Just recently, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) was targeted in what was proved to be a car bomb attack. “The suicide bombing took place in the Rif Muhandseen Al-Than area, not far from Urum Al-Kubra town, and resulted in the death of 4 HTS fighters while a handful of militants sustained shrapnel injuries.” No one has yet stepped forward to claim responsibility for the attack. But, it does occur in the same region where Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has been struggling against Ahrar Al-Sham. The hostilities really picked up after there was a high profile defection of Harakat Nour Al-Deen Zenki several weeks ago.

This comes at a time when the Arab Gulf states are truly divided over the issue of Qatar, which they accuse of funding terrorism. The primary force behind the accusations has been Suadi Arabia which is known to fund ISIS. The accusations are simply facetious. A supposed leak of Qatari documents was posted on their own national news website which seemed to reveal a hand in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as several “terrorist forces” around the gulf. Little to no evidence has really been brought forward to back up these claims, yet they have been taken as holy truth by the US backed powers in the region.

Iran is also heavily involved in the Syrian conflict where forces have been sent to assist the government against the US backed invasion with ISIS and CIA front groups. A month ago the Suadi backed ISIS carried out a terrorist attack on Iran. Iranian parliament, along with the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini were attacked by Kalashnikov rifle wielding terrorists. They managed at least one suicide bombing that took several lives. At least four people were taken hostage by ISIS personnel.

Iran has been a solid ally of Qatar since before the recent hostilities and accusations. The two countries currently share the largest gas field known, one that Saudi Arabia would be more than happy to claim ownership of. Many analysts are of the opinion that the Saudi hostilities are just for this reason. As the Saudis have declared embargoes on Qatar, Iran and others have stepped up with material support for the embattled country.

As these countries have their individual forces operating in the Syrian conflict. Is it any wonder that they’re now disintegrating as the CIA has withdrawn support?

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