Sunday, December 4, 2011

Syria & the Arab League

Syrian Army in revolt, 4000 citizens killed and Iran's little buddy, President Bashar Assad seems to be on the way out.

That guy is so disgusting even the Arab League has had enough.

Syria says it’s still open to Arab League observer plan, as sanctions tighten

Syria said Sunday it is still negotiating with the Arab League over the bloc’s request to send observers into the country, as tightening sanctions by Arab and other nations fail to halt the eight-month crackdown on anti-government protesters.

New violence killed at least nine people on Sunday, including a female university professor and a father and his three children in central Syria

Syria’s failure to meet a Nov. 25 deadline to allow in observers drew Arab League sanctions, including a ban on dealings with the country’s central bank. Together with sanctions from the United States, the European Union and Turkey, the Arab League’s penalties are expected to deal significant damage to Syria’s economy and may undercut the regime’s authority.
Who would think?
Syria, which has already been suspended from the 22-member League, may be playing for time while its crackdown continues.


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