The fact that the corrupt Ma’mun Al-Humsi is a member of the council reveals a lot about its corruption and about its control by the House of Saud and Hariri Inc. Ma’mun Humsi once said that the Hariri family does not buy people. Enough said.
As’ad AbuKhalil is a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. This note was first published in The Angry Arab News Service on 20 June 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. Cf. Nicholas Noe, “The Syrian Opposition Is Starting to Alienate Western Media; Time for New Ideas!” (The Mideastwire Blog, 17 June 2011); “Syrian Dissidents Set Up ‘National Council'” (AFP, 19 June 2011); Anthony Shadid, “Assad Offers Path to Change in Syria, But Few Specifics” (New York Times, 20 June 2011).