22.12.2011 26.Kislev. 5772 Channuka 2
It is very doubtful whether monitors will be able to do their job faithfully, without reaching the killing fields, which have already been declared out-of-bounds.
The first batch of 60 Arab League monitors arriving in Syria on Thursday, out of a total of 150, are to act as a barrier that will prevent the Syrian crisis from reaching the United Nations. Their mission is not to prevent the killing of civilians or implement the league's demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad. They are coming to observe the killing, listen to the claims of civilians and the regime, and report to the league.
They are to stay for one month, with an option to extend, but in the agreement signed with Syria that granted access to the monitors, the Assad regime severely restricts the monitors' activities. It is very doubtful whether the monitors will be able to do their job faithfully, not to mention reaching the killing fields where the Syrian army is at work and which have already been declared out-of-bounds….