Arab World: Damascus’s theater of farce

07.01.2012                      12.Tewet. 5772                      Wajechi

Syrien-Aufstand:

Arab World: Damascus’s theater of farce

One thing is clear after the Arab League observer force’s first week in Syria – it won’t bring an end to the bloodshed in the country.

Since the beginning of last week, a team of 70 observers from Arab countries has been in Syria. Their task is to monitor Syrian compliance with the Arab League Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Assad regime on December 19. The memorandum requires the regime to withdraw its forces and heavy weapons from populated areas, release political prisoners, allow journalists and aid workers to enter the country and commence dialogue with the opposition.
To comply sincerely with any of these requirements would spell suicide for the Syrian regime….