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Syrians are torn between a despotic regime and a stagnant opposition

From a piece by Hassan Hassan for The Guardian:

Moulhem Droubi, a senior member of the Brotherhood, has said the organisation represents 25% of the Syrian population.

Mr Droubi appears to be a big fat liar. How could an organization that was crushed in 1982 and ruthlessly oppressed for the next 30 years have the presence in Syria to gather such a following? If one day there are elections, it may do well, but but right now the Syrian MB represents a mostly exiled leadership, surely.

The rest of piece is illustrative of the confusion over the opposition.