“Diplomatic sources also say the “Free Syrian Army” is a name disparate local militias adopt without co-ordinating action or putting themselves under the command of Col Riad al-Assad, a defector based in Turkey who proclaimed the founding of the Free Syrian Army last year. He is said to have an office and a fax machine but no staff or troops.”
That’s correct, with a small office and a fax machine, even you can claim to lead a rebel army, even if you have no staff or troops.
A small reminder that even for the entrepreneur currently working out of the laundry room, sometimes having the right presentation can make you appear a lot larger than you actually are.
For the whole story from the Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0302/1224312635542.html