A report by Thierry Meyssan, in which he describes the efforts put by certain western governments in an attempt to overthrow the political system in the country in assistance with their Arab agents in the region.
(22 August 2011)
At the same time, Haytham Manna, a spokesman for Syria’s National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, declared that “These people [Saudi mercenaries] are destroying Syria . . . Unfortunately, there are political players, such as Turkey, who allow them to invade Syria”. The Russian news and information agency RIA Novosti concludes that ‘[s]everal Syrian opposition groups have contended for the opportunity to represent the anti-government movement in the struggle. However, an array of countries, including the European Union, have recognized only the Syrian National Council. Anti-government rebel forces have been locked into a protracted civil war with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The UN has estimated that nearly 40,000 have died since the fighting began in March 2011’.
 “Syrian Opposition Accuses Turkey of Allowing Mercenaries”.