It's not a security council resolution, but, if adopted could it be enough of a cover to launch an attack on Syria?
The Europeans had introduced the resolution in the General Assembly's human rights committee but held up pushing for its adoption to see if it would get Arab support.
(Is this why the Arab league voted to suspend Syria?)
Ambassadors from Germany, Britain and France met some of their Arab counterparts late Wednesday afternoon to discuss the way ahead following the Arab League meeting in Cairo and got strong support to pursue the resolution, a German spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.
Some Arab delegations said they intend to co-sponsor the resolution, which will be sent to the UN Secretariat on Thursday and introduced in the General Assembly's human rights committee by Wittig on Monday, the spokesman said. The General Assembly could vote on the resolution next week, the spokesman said. Unlike Security Council resolutions, General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but they do reflect the views of the 193 UN member states.
Witting said the Arab world has sent a very clear message to Syria - "the massive human rights violations and the suffering of the Syrian people have to stop."
"the useless nations" gotta love it
You just gotta love when countries such as Saudi Arabia talk about "human rights"
Or for that matter the US and Canada!
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You all know about the "Free Syrian" Army in Turkey.
Which is neither Syrian nor about freedom, but, did you know.....
"Free Syrian" Army takes shape on Lebanon Border
Three attacks on Wednesday morning targeted key sites in Syria. All were launched by men who, like Arabi, were reluctant loyalists (not likely) at the start of the year. And all were soon shown on regional television, which has become a veritable operations room for rebels, who rarely get to communicate directly.
"That was us," said Arabi as al-Jazeera showed footage of a man firing a machine gun, followed by a huge roadside bomb targeting what looked like a convoy. "There will be many more of them," he added."
(Al-Jazeera, always there...)
This tiny, drab border town in Lebanon's impoverished north has become one of two main hubs for an armed resistance campaign that is increasingly taking shape inside Syria; the other is in southern Turkey. With rugged hills and plunging valleys on both sides, the town has always been an ideal smuggling route for Lebanese and Syrians, supplying a vibrant black market. These same well-plied routes are now used to move men and women – many of them former soldiers who have regrouped in Wadi Khaled and travelled back home, in some cases with extra weapons sourced in Lebanon.
I have never "bought" the disenfranchised Syrian soldier narrative. It makes no sense. If so many have left, the Syrian Military who is left "killing all the peaceful protestors"?
Of course, I mean the armed instigators.
According to Arabi " Free Syria Army's strength is about 15,000 nationwide. "Most definitely NOT all ex Syrian Military
Rather then the French being the obvious or overt leaders, as in Libya (but not the real leaders), this time the role has fallen to Britain to act out. Good theater demands different leading men or women.
Calls for UK to spearhead Syria pressure
That said, according to Ynet, France is not far behind, just out of plain sight
French FM Alain Juppe says Paris opposed to military intervention but encouraging opposition groupsGreg Bacon left a comment mentioning the US is conducting war games with Bahrain
"The US Navy is playing war games with Bahrain until November 23."
The maneuvers, dubbed “rapid reaction,” started on November 14 and will continue until November 23, Mehr News Agency reported.
Handling explosions, defusing marine mines, preparation and planning for marine combat and taking defensive positions are among the exercises during the war games.
Of course the always ready, willing and able Muslim Brotherhood is open to a Turkish role in Syria
If you have been following along with the multiple postings I have had here this will come as NO surprise- The Muslim Brotherhood, are the new NATO poster boys.
The leader of Syria's exiled Muslim Brotherhood said Thursday that his compatriots would accept Turkish "intervention" in the country to resolve months of bloody unrest.
Isn't that swell of him? His concern for all the Syrians that will be killed in this non-civil war just warms my heart and soul. And just who the hell is this guy, that he feels ok to speak in the manner?
Earlier today Canadians were told to GET OUT of SYRIA, while they still can