Syrian exiles collaborating with the US Government do not represent the national aspirations of the Syrian Arab people. Rejection of dictatorship, corruption, and injustice must be coupled with clear opposition to US Imperialism, Zionism, and any form of Western meddling. In Iraq, Libya, Syria or any other Arab state, those collaborating with the US are not revolutionaries nor freedom fighters, but self-serving collaborators whose unlikely success would immediately trigger a new uprising.
Barada TV is closely affiliated with the Movement for Justice and Development, a London-based network of Syrian exiles. Classified U.S. diplomatic cables show that the State Department has funneled as much as $6 million to the group since 2006 to operate the satellite channel and finance other activities inside Syria.