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The Arab Emergency Summit in Mecca: Provocative and Invective
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The Arab Emergency Summit in Mecca: Provocative and Invective
June 18, 2019

On the face of it, the summit was an official Arab emergency summit, but in reality, it was a Saudi Arabian summit and the agenda was a Saudi Arabian agenda: Iran, which was practically the exclusive item on the agenda and in the final communique

Lebanon in the Crosshairs
November 24, 2017

If the United States climbs into bed with the Israelis and Saudis and commits to take down Iran it will wind up having to do the hard fighting in a war that could be unwinnable in any conventional sense.

Lebanon in the Crosshairs
Yemen Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism
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Yemen Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism
March 31, 2015

…As delegates gathered in Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the Arab League last weekend, nearly half of its member states were at the same time openly engaged in an aerial blitz on one of the League’s weakest countries – Yemen. Far from issuing any misgiving, or appeal for restraint, the League fully endorsed the onslaught on Yemen and even went on to call for a new «unified military force» to repeat the action in other countries where a «security risk» is deemed. This is a cart blanche for further foreign military interventions bypassing the United Nations Security Council…

Syria: Waiting for Someone Named Obama
October 15, 2012

…Der Spiegel calmly reported that the information about the «non civilian cargo», which led to the interception of a Syrian aircraft by the Turkish air force the previous Wednesday night, was actually passed on to Ankara by the American intelligence.  Furthermore, Der Spiegel disclosed authoritatively, «Ankara only forced the plane to land after close contact with its Western allies»… The spokesperson Victoria Nuland said… «We [US] have no doubt that this was serious military equipment.» Evidently, Nuland was under instruction to go to town on the Syrian plane issue. Why would the US be so overtly keen to introduce high-class polemics?..

Syria: Waiting for Someone Named Obama
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Arab Autumn in UN
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Arab Autumn in UN
October 3, 2012

Last week a massive and coordinated attack against Syria took place simultaneously in three major UN agencies – the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly and the Security Council… The Arab League Secretary General and the representatives of the West used the United Nations Security Council as a platform to condemn Russia for resorting to its veto right… Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, said that in view of UN Security Council’s failure to adopt the resolutions the Arab states should interfere themselves into Syria and they had everything necessary to do so… On September 28 The United Nations Human Rights Council viewed the new report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria… Russia voted against…

Arab League a Divided House
April 4, 2012

While regional organizations are going to be the mainstay in international politics in the post-cold war world, one of the old regional organizations Arab League (formed in 1945) has shown all weakness of a broken house with members failing to take coordinated position on any of the raging international issues…

Arab League a Divided House
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The Situation in and around Syria
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The Situation in and around Syria
March 26, 2012

Russia, China, the leading Western states and the Arab League joined together in support of the UN Security Council’s statement on Syria. The joint stance gives some hope for peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis. On the other hand the real state of things leaves no place for optimism. Those who signed the statement pursue different, if not outright opposite, goals… If we let Bashar Assad be toppled no doubt Syria will become the second Libya… 

The Syrian Crisis and World Politics
February 24, 2012

On February 24 a “Friends of Syria” meeting is to take pace in Tunisia. The Syrian leadership received no invitation and, as Washington said, Russia’s participation is “not needed”. Russia refused to take part. The USA, Great Britain, France, Turkey, the Arab League and the “Istanbul opposition” are among participants. They concentrate forces for a military action. The US reconnaissance aircraft already fly over the Syrian airspace, some sources say, the British special operations forces are already operating in the territory of Syria.

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