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Arab League Calls for U.N. Mission in Syria

Posted on Feb 12, 2012
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The Arab League meeting room in Cairo.

After scrapping its own monitoring team, the Arab League on Sunday asked the U.N. Security Council to assemble a joint Arab-U.N. peacekeeping force to end the 11-month campaign of brutal repression by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that has killed more than 5,000 people.

“Until when will we remain spectators?” Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said. “It is a disgrace for us as Muslims and Arabs to accept” the slaughter in Syria. Faisal did not say whether support should include sending armed forces into the country, and Western nations have downplayed the option of military intervention. —ARK

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The resolution called for “opening communication channels with the Syrian opposition and providing all forms of political and material support to it”, according to the final resolution drawn up at a meeting in Cairo. It also urged the Syrian opposition to unite.

The resolution said violence against civilians in Syria had violated international law and “perpetrators deserve punishment”. The resolution reaffirmed a call for Arabs to impose economic sanctions on Syria and decided on ending diplomatic co-operation with Damascus.

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By blogdog, February 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm Link to this comment

who’s getting carried away? who’s defending creeps? like NATO and what they did to Libya?
that what you want to see, tic, 100k perished? BLOODY HELL!

intervention? on the contrary: send the observers back - send even more than
before - send some blue helmets to protect them - send some honest journos -
ones confirmed not to be intelligence assets - give the world the real story - not
the agitprop flooding the MSM from phonies like Syrian Observatory for Human

Syria. The Truth against the NATO’s lies.
La Verità contro la PROPAGANDA NATO (ENG/ITA)

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By PatrickHenry, February 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment

Why let a little thing like international treaties and conventions stand in the way.

Funny how those panty waisted zionist cheerleaders who screech the loudest about Syrian human rights abuses and clamor for Assads blood are remarkedly silent about the egregious human rights violations of the various arab ‘kingdoms’ and the criminal state of Israel whose record number of UN condemnations make Syrian matters minor in comparison.

Toads not frogs.

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By heterochromatic, February 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm Link to this comment

dog—-” whatever it is, it’s not for outsiders to say what it should be”

why not?

anyone who’s a Syrian citizen who questions it is liable to catch a bullet, dog, so
you’re effectively putting a fascist dictatorship into the status of being beyond

I can understand that you don’t want the other Arab states calling for jihad against
the Assads, but let’s not get carried away with defending these creeps.

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By blogdog, February 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm Link to this comment

RE: ...source of legitimacy for the Assads?

whatever it is, it’s not for outsiders to say what it should be - clearly, the stated goal of the
regime-change mission (democracy, social justice, etc.) is a lie - it’s the globalist hegemons
who are in need of reform

as for R2P, clearly it’s ‘burden of proof’ is severely inadequate, as became clear in Libya, when
both HRW and AI recanted their allegations (after NATO had perished over 50k civilians) -
allegations the UN never bothered to investigate on the ground

now the article at least admits the Arab League Observer Mission (after not delivering the
desired and expected report) is being scape-goated


MOSCOW, (Source: SANA) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regretted the Arab
League’s decision to suspend the work of the Arab monitors’ mission, adding that sending a
peacekeeping mission needs Syria’s approval in the first place.

In a joint press conference with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah Bin Zayed in Moscow, Lavrov
stressed his country’s rejection of any foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs.

He added that it is a must to seek solutions in Syria away from foreign interference in its
internal affairs, in addition to supporting efforts to reach peaceful solutions.

He stressed the need to provide all support to conduct a comprehensive dialogue that satisfies
all spectrums of the Syrian society.

Lavrov called for ceasing all forms of violence in Syria including the practices of the armed
groups. Regarding the AL decision to send a peacekeeping mission to Syria, Lavrov said that
Moscow requires the Arab countries to provide more clarifications in this regard.


so, knock off your high minded act - you know the score, tic - lining up with the meanest
thugs, whose hit teams are odds on favorites to take out the local cappo who won’t knuckle

some among us, though, sense that the Syrian people are safer sticking with the SOB they
know, who is at least not supporting islamist fanatics - those NATO and the GCC have enlisted
to fail the Syrian state, as they did Libya

on that front, however, it ain’t over…

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By Amon Drool, February 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

for a perspective on the Syrian situation differing from the one presented by
Truthdig, head over to Counterpunch and read Diana
Johnstone’s ‘Road to Damascus….and on to Armageddon’

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By heterochromatic, February 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment

dog—- just for the heck of it, what’s the source of legitimacy for the Assads?
        why should anybody obey them?

they have brought Syria very little and make the Syrians pay dearly for this little.

as doughboy points out,  they are authoritarians who use force to suppress their
people, but they differ from the House of Saud inn that they are not able to
supplement the violence with the lavish bribery of a welfare state.

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By blogdog, February 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment

RE: ...yeah Patty it was Zionist Qataris.  you’re still a sucker.

Zoinist regime, Qatari regime - both serve the same global finance oligarchy - and
as usual, tic, you descend to name calling as expected…

so now I am forced to remind not only you, but anyone swallowing the agitprop
toward this ginned up R2P, Libya-carbon-copy, regime-change, coup d’etat
operation; especially among the so-called left-lib, peace-and-social-justice
progressives, whose anti-war movement OBOMBER has effectively squashed…

buy into it and you’re a DUPE

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By doughboy, February 13, 2012 at 6:48 am Link to this comment

Of all the nations to complain about authoritarian government and use of force to
suppress their people, Saudi Arabia is indeed the “kettle calling the pot black.”

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By heterochromatic, February 13, 2012 at 5:28 am Link to this comment

yeah Patty it was Zionist Qataris.  you’re still a sucker.

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By PatrickHenry, February 13, 2012 at 4:27 am Link to this comment

Stupid or not its the truth.

No matter how much you apply the zionist turd polish.

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By heterochromatic, February 13, 2012 at 1:52 am Link to this comment

dog—-your link says this———-

“The United States, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and the new Libyan
Government, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, have for months financed, armed,
trained insurgents, supplied mercenary fighters to the so called Free Syrian
Army, and in all possible ways violated international law. It is stunning that
these nations would at all sponsor a resolution against a government of a
country, against which they admittedly are waging war.”

THAT"S about as dishonest and/or stupid as things get. 

A)  there’s nothing to prove that all those countries did all those things.

B) anything or nothing violates “international law”...... it might as well read
“intergalactic law” .....unless the asshole who wrote this thing can cite a
violation of somebody’s obligations under a specific “international law(s)”
it’s bullshit

C) which who or what in any country is “ADMITTEDLY waging war” against Syria?
that’s a turd that should get shoved back up.

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By Amon Drool, February 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm Link to this comment

ARK of Truthdig continually posts a very one-sided
view of what’s going on in syria.  no consideration
is given to the sunni/shiite divide within and
between muslim nations.  tell the bahrain populace
about the arab league’s support for the ‘arab spring’
after saudi arabian troops moved into their country
to quash large-scale demonstrations.  when countries
like iraq, libya and iran chose not to price their
oil in US dollars, we can see what happened and is
happening to them.

the syrian situation is taking place within a geo-
political/financial context which ARK keeps on

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By blogdog, February 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm Link to this comment

sure, send in the blue helmets to take some insurgent fire - maybe that would
make it into the MSM - but other sources fill the gap, e.g.

Implicit UN-TRUTH of the UNSC Draft Resolution and Syria´s Obligation to Protect it´s Population and Territorial Integrity.
Posted on February 10, 2012´s-obligation-to-protect-it´s-population-and-territorial-integrity/


Syrians are peacefully assembling on a daily basis. In fact they assemble in the
hundreds of thousands, protesting the NATO Led aggression, thanking Russia
for it´s integrity and support against NATO´s attempt to do with Syria what it
did to Libya with the aid of a UNSC Resolution, celebrating their President and
Syria, protesting against the foreign mercenaries that murder and commit the
very acts which the resolution implicitly blames on the Syrian government.


The Draft resolution is published in it´s entirety on nsnbc and can be accessed by following the link below.


Please do read relevant articles on Syria already published on nsnbc by following this link:´s-obligation-to-protect-it´s-population-and-territorial-integrity/n1222375/

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By heterochromatic, February 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

This is terrible. Since when do Arab governments bitch
when other Arab governments kill a few thousands of
their own?

There’s a dangerous precedent being set and it might
turn out that ALL the Arab governments are gonna hafta
act decently.

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By vector56, February 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm Link to this comment

The Arab League (sounds like the Justice League)?
Let me get this straight; The Arabic League (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar…); countries where no one votes are calling for free and fair election in Syria?

Noam Chomsky once called the Arabic League a collection of Dictators and Despots that do not represent the people of the Middle East.

What we are watching is the Arabic Spring being hijacked to re-colonize the region. Libya, Syria, Iran; that is the plan! 

Mike Huckabee once accused Obama of not being able to view Colonialism through “Western” (white) eyes due to his Kenyan heritage and the Mau Mau Rebellion.

Obama being weak of spirit has spent much of his time showing the “good old boys” of Colonialism (French, British) that he can be just as “brutal” with the “savages” as they were in the good old days of empire.

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By Rick Taves, February 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
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I think we should question Saudi Arabia’s motives in
this matter. Since when have the Saudi leaders
been interested in human rights? Does Saudia Arabia’s
hatred of the Iran have something to do with it’s
desire to topple the Assad government in Syria? It is
curious that Al Qaeda is encouraging the anti-
government militants.
The conventional wisdom might well be wrong again.

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