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January 28, 2015 / 8 Shevat, 5775
 
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US Citizen Chosen as Syrian Rebel’s Interim Leader

Syrian rebels have narrowly elected a Syrian with American citizenship as their interim leader, opponents say the move is ridiculous because of their lack of solid control of rebels over parts of Syria.

The rebel’s leader is Ghassan Hitto, 50, an information technology executive who lived in Texas until recently, The New York Times reported. The Obama administration has been pressuring rebels to setup an alternative government to help establish clear channels for directing aid to them.

Hitto narrowly defeated a former minister of Syrian President Bashar Assad, but critics said the vote is meaningless because Assad’s Air Force controls the skies over Syria.

Hitto left his career as an information technology executive and traveled to help rebels in Syria in the footsteps of his son, one of four children born in the United States to him and his wife, an American school teacher.

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2 Responses to “US Citizen Chosen as Syrian Rebel’s Interim Leader”

  1. This is why it’s SO wonderful the US has such huge expat Arab communities. I’ll bet he’s going to exert huge pro-US influence. Just an incurable optimist.

  2. The whole world moves from trouble to trouble. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria looks like he may be willing to use weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against near by nations as well. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

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