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Arab League Approves Sweeping Sanctions Against Syria

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 09:58 AM

DEVELOPING: The Arab League overwhelmingly approved sanctions Sunday against Syria to pressure Damascus to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent, an unprecedented move by the League against an Arab state. Before the vote, Damascus slammed the vote as a betrayal of Arab solidarity. Besides punishing an already ailing economy, the sanctions are a huge blow for a Syrian regime that considers itself a powerhouse of Arab nationalism. At a news conference in Cairo, Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim said 19 of the League's 22 member nations approved the sanctions, which include cutting off transactions with the Syrian central bank and halting Arab government funding for projects in Syria. Iraq and Lebanon abstained. "We aim to avoid any suffering for the Syrian people," bin Jassim said. The sanctions are the latest in a growing wave of international pressure pushing Syria to end its violent suppression of protests against President Bashar Assad, which the U.N. says has killed more than 3,500 people since March. Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said the bloc will reconsider the sanctions if Syria carries out an Arab-brokered peace plan that includes sending observers to the country and pulling tanks from the streets. "We call on Syria to quickly approve the Arab initiative," he said. The state-owned Al-Thawra newspaper ran a front-page headline Sunday saying the Arab League is calling for "economic and commercial sanctions targeting the Syrian people." It said the measure is "unprecedented and contradicts the rules of Arab cooperation." Since the revolt began, the regime has blamed armed gangs acting out a foreign conspiracy for the bloodshed. It is not clear whether Arab sanctions will succeed in pressuring the Syrian regime into ending the violence that has killed dozens of Syrians, week after week. Many fear the violence is pushing the country toward civil war. Read more:

One more nail in the coffin

Seams that the Arab league has sounded and is nailing one more nail in the coffin of humanity. When is all this madness going to end? .

posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 10:01 AM
It will end when a great big nuke(s) get dropped and over half the population is gone!

posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 10:03 AM
reply to post by ga-`tv-gi

Who are the members of the Arab League ?

What is going to happen if they impose their sanctions ?

Nothing , it is just a sign for people living in those countries that their leaders are puppets of the US.

In fact it is a nail in the coffin of those puppets.

Bin Ali
Abdullah Saleh

Are the puppets who have felled recently.

US has not been loyal to those kings , both nations and the puppets know that.
edit on 27/11/11 by hmdphantom because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 10:37 AM
reply to post by hmdphantom

Im neither fore or against but I understand your point.

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