US withdraws its support for Syrian National Council
The US has called for a major overhaul of Syria's beleaguered opposition, saying it was time to move beyond the Syrian National Council (SNC).
"We've made it clear that the SNC can no longer be viewed as the visible leader of the opposition. They can be part of a larger opposition, but that opposition must include people from inside Syria and others who have a legitimate voice that needs to be heard," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a news conference during a visit to Croatia.
|Do the Syrian people get a vote in this?|
Mrs Clinton added that Syrian opposition talks in Qatar next week should lead to a broader coalition that would speak out strongly against "efforts by extremists to hijack the Syrian revolution."
|Until those people get killed by Pencilneck ... or by the Islamicists...|
Western patience has been wearing thin with the SNC, a group of largely expatriate Syrian activists who so far have failed to gain much traction with groups inside the country.
Posted by: Steve White