February 25, 2014
The leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group in Syria has given rival jihadists an ultimatum to accept arbitration by clerics or be expelled.Its feared the continued Red on Red violence could cause a massive shortage in the western popcorn supply.
Abu Mohammed al-Julani of the al-Nusra Front warned the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIS) that it would be driven from Syria and "even from Iraq" if it did not comply within five days.
The threat came after the killing of an al-Qaeda emissary, Abu Khaled al-Suri.
He had reportedly been sent to end the clashes between ISIS and other rebels.
...Abu Khaled al-Suri died along with several members of the hardline Islamist rebel group, Ahrar al-Sham, in a suicide attack on its headquarters in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday.
There was no claim of responsibility, but the Islamic Front, an alliance to which Ahrar al-Sham belongs, said the "fingers of blame" pointed to ISIS.
Hot butter and salt supplies are for now sufficient, but recent price spikes raised questions on how just how long the west can hold out in the face of such wonderful developments.
Hat Tip: Switched.