The confrontation between jihadists and moderates in Syria, is just beginning.
Why are we getting involved in this?
The alternative power center in the Syrian revolution is the emerging Salafist jihadist network, Al-Qaeda affiliates or wannabes. Many are Sunnis.
The power of these extremist groups is growing across Syria.
One example is a Salafist group in Idlib called Soukor al-Sham, headed by a man who calls himself Abu Issa. He is now working to form an alliance with a similar Salafist group known as Ahrar al-Sham.
To gather funds, Abu Issa was said to have visited the Turkish border city of Antakya last week to meet with Saudi businessmen who might contribute to his group.
Another jihadist group bidding for power is known as the Majlis al-Shura, or Shura Council.
Finally there is Jabhat al-Nusra, which openly boasts of its links with Al-Qaeda.
This video uses video clips made by different factions in the FSA:
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018