By Pyotr Lukimson | Vestnik Kavkaza
The Israeli experts worry that in case of collapse of Assad’s regime the civil war in Syria won’t stop, in fact it will only begin. The waves of this war will strike both Turkey and Israel.
According to a half-secret report prepared by Israeli analytical centers, the so-called Free Syria Army under command of the deserted Colonel Riad El Assad is actively financed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Turkey. Probably the West stands behind the financing as well. At the same time, the report states that there is no Free Syria Army in reality, there are separate troops coordinating their activity and using peaceful population as a “human shield.”
The Israeli experts conclude that Free Syria Army is not the force that could take control under the whole territory of Syria which has found itself in the situation of growing chaos.
The other real force within the country is Salafi – members of the organization “Sword of Jihad.” The troops are formed from local Sunni who call Bashar Assad “Devil” and dream about an Islamic regime in Syria. They are considered to be initiators of recent terrorist attacks on the top Syrian officials.
At the same time, according to the report, in last months Al Qaeda militants drained to Syria from Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. The ethnic composition of these people is eclectic: Algerians, Egyptians, citizens of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Chechens, and Bosnians. They operate by small groups.
In hundreds of residential areas of Syria, first of all, in villages where Armenians and Arabs-Christians live, armed defense squads appeared. Members of these troops have no clear religious or political ideology. They gathered to defense their homes and families. But the Syrian Christians won’t be happy if Free Syria Army comes in office.
Thus, Israel intends to think that the Russian position on Syria that Assad’s regime is the smallest evil is right.