This Syrian scholar/dissident in Paris is the most respected among the Syrian opposition. It might be related to the fact that he has no political ambition whatsoever, but he remains the only figure I know who commands respect among all. Here he is pretty right about the opposition movement, they are so divided I doubt anything will come out of them, which means ofcourse that the largest organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, will dominate post-Assad Syria. Even then, I think the brotherhood is capable of carving a much brighter future for Syria than the Assad clan.
“Opposition figures should have risen above their pettiness, their complexes and their sensitivities a long time ago to form a united front against the regime,” said Burhan Ghalioun, a Syrian scholar in Paris. Though they lived a half-century underground, Mr. Ghalioun said, “they are partly responsible for what is happening, and so far they have failed the uprising.”
He called the Local Coordination Committees “the future of the opposition.”