Michael Totten

The Arab League Suspends Syria

A few days ago, Bashar al-Assad pretended to accept an Arab League proposal to end the massacre of civilians in Syria. It’s not likely the Arab League was foolish enough to think Damascus was serious. At this late date you’d have to be very foolish indeed to believe anyone can make an honest deal with this man. So when Assad’s minions spent the next few days shooting up the place as though nothing had happened, the League voted to suspend Assad until he stops.

Of course he won’t stop until the country is quiet or he’s driven from power. He knows it, I know it, you know it, and the Arab League knows it. Even our most foolish representatives in Washington—with the possible exceptions of Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich—must know it by now.

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