Highly respected gossip-rag As-Siyassah reports that “its sources” are saying Syria’s opposition figures are moving to Jordan and Lebanon.
So is this really happening? And can we expect announcements from the newly ‘free’ opposition leaders in the next few days. I predict not.
As-Siyassah. That’s reason enough. It publishes wish-lists and fantasies as fact. Rarely, if ever, does it retract its mistakes. And it can publish entire news stories without quoting a single named source. It has all the journalistic credence of Hello magazine. So, no, I doubt we’ll be seeing Mohammed Habash in [email protected] on Jebl Amman anytime soon.
But there is a second reason – As-Siyassah hints that their ‘source’ might be Khaddam. Is it? And if so, why wouldn’t Khaddam go public – it’s not like he’s scared of doing that.
Anyway, if they are to be believed, former government members are leaving Damascus to ignite a war – “two explosions for every explosion and two assassinations for every assassination,” we are told.