"Fuck off! We're the People's Front of Judea!"
--Life of Brian
The potential sackers of any future US embassy in Syria* have made what they must see as a major concession to their Western benefactors:
Powerful Syrian Islamist brigades, frustrated at the growing divisions among rebels...formed the "Front to Liberate Syria"*Who's the poor sap in line for that job?
Originally the group was called the Islamic Front to Liberate Syria. Brigade leaders voted to drop the word 'Islamic' but Islam remains a central element...
It's after the election: Obama has barely survived a bruising and emotionally draining campaign. He addresses a dishevelled man in the Oval Office; Valerie Jarret is sitting in shadows behind him.
"So, like I said, Bob, forget about it. Lots of mistakes were made in this campaign. I almost made one myself. No shit! I'll tell you about it some time. Anyhow, what's a swing state or two? That was a joke. But I'm going to need my best man out there in SIR [Syrian Islamic Republic], at least until things settle down a bit..."