Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Qatar: Arab Force Should Impose Syria Peace
Qatar: Arab Force Should Impose Syria Peace: The Qatari Foreign Minister has called for an Arab peace-keeping force to enter Syria in order to enforce a ceasefire in the crisis-hit country."There is a need to create an Arab force and open humanitarian corridors to provide security to the Syrian people," said Sheikh bin Jassim al Thani in a speech at the Friends of Syria international meeting in Tunisia.
This should be a middle east problem and solution. The United States and Russia and China must stay out of it but to to all our detriment we will not. That includes any future shipments of arms and ammunition. I like the idea of an Arab peace keeping force and an Arab solution because that would also take Persian Iran out of the mix theoretically.
Gulf Arab states push forceful Syria intervention |: Speaking at the meeting called to escalate pressure on Assad over his crackdown on 11 months of protests, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Feisal said he supported arming the rebels. "I think it's an excellent idea," he said at the start of a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who warned Assad would pay a heavy price for the violence in Syria.
Russia boosts arms sales to Syria: Russia faces a growing international outcry over its arms sales to Syria but shows no sign of bowing to pressure and has even increased deliveries of arms that critics say are helping keep President Bashar al-Assad in power.
The biggest importer of arms to Syria, Russia sold Damascus nearly $1 billion worth of arms including missile systems last year, while shipments of hard-to-track Russian small weapons have risen since the uprising against Assad started, government defectors say. In January, the Russian ship Chariot, loaded with arms and ammunition, turned off its radar and sailed quietly to Syria to avoid attracting the attention of world powers increasingly frustrated by Russia and China’s refusal to back UN Security Council resolutions aimed at ending 11 months of violence.
Because of George Bush and Dick Cheney's war mongering China and Russia were ramping up to take the US and its allies on. I was hoping with the election of Obama that would all come to an end but it has not. Since Bush's illegal attack on Iraq to get into the middle east to go after Iran and others the west and on the other side Iran has done everything to get this going. I was hoping we could keep it contained but it does not appear so unless China watches the US and Russia weaken themselves enough for China to devour the remainder.
Any way you look at it I do not see Russia China, Israel and the US staying out of this. It seems at this point that if the US and its allies are on one side Russia and China are going to take the other and none of us should matter in Syria including Israel and Iran.
Regardless I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.
Man I reiterate: Those people are on their own even though Iran is helping Syria and at least Russia And China are sanctioning murder and at least Russia is sending tons of arms and ammunition to Syria to be used in killing fellow Syrians. The civil war Russia keeps warning will be the result of UN intervention is here. Russia China, Iran, they are all responsible for creating this civil war. They made armed intervention by the protesters necessary because the peaceful protesters were labeled as terrorists and being slaughtered.
So far 40,000 soldiers have defected to help the protesters. I said when soldiers first defected that it would take the whole army as they are fighting the IRG too even though for now it is denied. We have heard for a while now that Arab observers are pulling out and staying. I have to believe Russia is up to no good saying they want more observers knowing Syria is using the observers to kill as many people as possible.
In fact knowing what Russia is suggesting a few weeks ago we suggested, swell the numbers of Observers and the next time they are dragged into this by being fired on let them take up arms, claim self defense, and they are in against Syrian forces. The war and the breakdown will be out in the open.
Syria, Iran and Bashar Al-Assad appear to be the masters. From the beginning of the chaos in Syria we have been saying that Iran more specifically the IRG (Iran Revolutionary Guard) was in Syria helping if not leading the way in trying to quell the uprising. You know Bashar's only friend Iran is dictating that this slaughter is a necessity though Syria knows how to brutalize its people all to well. Iran will not allow a Democracy at her door step further isolating her.
That in itself defies logic because Iran is Shiite and Bashar and the ruling minority is Sunni like Al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia who we said would come to the aid of the citizens who are largely Shiite. It is all very confusing. Al Qaeda would not destroy Sunni security offices killing Sunni forces or would they?
However Bashar has already proven capable of killing his own to blame it on protesters and further his cause. He is also flat out lying saying protesters have killed 2000 of his security forces, a number pulled out of the air in order to kill and quell those against him. This Bashar created civil war is barely starting unless he leaves and he will not. As long as Russia keeps the 60 ton deliveries of arms and ammunition coming Syria will be all right. Iran will never allow Syria to fall to Democracy.
Russia is also right that the world must stay out including them and China and Iran not just the US, the EU, and Israel. This is an Arab problem and the middle east should solve it unless WW3 is the goal. What do you think? Are we using Syria to get into Iran?