Once Again, In the Finest Tradition of Recent Arab/Islamic Culture: When the Going Gets Tough Reaching for the Moral Imperative

just quit.

Gulf states to quit Arab League mission in Syria

Six-nation bloc to pull its monitors out of Syria, after embattled Assad regime rejected a proposal by the Arab League for new presidential and parliamentary elections.

The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to pull its monitors from Syria, an official said Tuesday, after President Bashar Assad’s regime rejected an Arab-brokered plan to end the country’s bloodshed.

The official said a statement is planned outlining the decision by the six-nation bloc, which follows a move by Gulf power Saudi Arabia to remove its 13 monitors.

The Gulf exit could expand rifts within Arab states about how hard to push Assad, whose forces have waged relentless attacks against opposition groups and mutinous security forces for 10 months. The U.N. estimates 5,400 people have died in the violence.

The GCC official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak in advance of the announcement. The bloc includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, which comprised more than half of the 11-nation Arab monitoring mission.

He’s a great, nasty pile of camel hemorrhoids and won’t do a thing we say. We’re so through here.

5 Responses to “Once Again, In the Finest Tradition of Recent Arab/Islamic Culture: When the Going Gets Tough Reaching for the Moral Imperative”

  1. JeffS says:

    I suspect that this “monitoring mission” was more to show the world how they care more than anything humanitarian interests.

    And that’s because most Arab nations don’t have any humanitarian interests.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    And of course Obumbles will get us involved and it will be all our fault.

    Smart Power!

  3. aelfheld says:

    […] about how hard to push Assad […]

    Push him with what? The only effective troops in the region just got pulled out by Pres. Downgrade.

  4. JeffS says:

    Just so, aelfheld. Arab armies exist primarily for internal security.

    More often than not, the only reason Arab armies clash is to maintain their skill sets in pillaging, raping, and looting on foreign soil.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Given those skill sets, they might be trying out for a UN peacekeeping gig.

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