Syrian Group in U.S. Seeks to Arm Rebels
The Syrian Support Group came together late last year, uniting a diaspora of émigrés with close family, social and cultural ties inside Syria. Like the protesters in Syria, they began by advocating peaceful political change, but as the Syrian government cracked down ever more forcefully, they, too, became more militant, making contacts with the rebel military commands that took shape in Syria’s major cities.
The group became more organized last spring when it formally incorporated, started its Web site and, in May, hired a former NATO political officer, Brian Sayers, as its director of government relations in Washington after finding him through an online employment agency.
Yep. Un ancien officier politique de l’OTAN. Et vous n’auriez pas un ancien commissaire politique de la CIA pour faire le ménage dans vos bureaux, aussi ?