Sunday, April 24, 2016
In the ancient and venerable tradition of the Middle East the assassin once again active. As it was during the time of the Mongol and the Old Man of the Mountain so it now during the time of the Syrian Civil War.
From the DEBKAfile newsletter.
"Assassins operating in Damascus, terrifying senior officials: sources"
"Arab sources said Thursday that groups of assassins are operating secretly in Damascus to kill senior figures of the Assad regime and sow fear and panic among others. The groups consist of several cells that operate independently at night. Some of the cells called 'oppressor deterrence battalions' consist of rebels from Assad's army."
These are dissidents that were once loyal to Assad? Not clear. Those North Korean bodyguards [if they are still guarding the despot] had better be wary.
IT CAN BE SUGGESTED THAT THERE IS EVEN A RELIGIOUS MOTIVE AND FACTOR INVOLVED IN THESE ASSASSINATIONS? THE ASSASSINS ARE ISMAILI IN OPPOSITION TO THE ALAWITE ASSAD?
OH, who knows! You can't tell the players in the field even with a scorecard.