Arab League may pave way for military action in Syria

13.11.2011                      16.Cheschwan. 5772

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Arab League may pave way for military action in Syria

A military move against Syria could also imply intent to attack Iran, just when the Western states want to dispel the fears that the Iranians, Russians and Chinese have of such an attack.

The Arab League's decision to suspend Syria's membership, impose economic sanctions and discuss transition-period arrangements with the opposition, could pave the way to a military offensive on Syria, similar to the one on Libya.
However, it's doubtful whether Western states – who have so far used the lack of Arab support for intervention to justify their inaction – will take advantage of this. That's because, unlike the attack on Libya, an offensive against Syria could have dramatic regional repercussions….