Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why Does Arab League Protect Assad?

Can you guess why the Arab League hasn't denounced Bashar al-Assad for firing on his people? Really, this is the official reason.

Al-Ahram notes that the Arab League hasn't denounced the Syrian regime's violence against protesters. Why? "Syria is different from any other Arab country," says an Arab League official, because—wait for it—Syria is "a country under Israeli occupation." That's right, the Golan Heights—0.65% of Syria's land mass—is in Israel's usurping hands. So fire away at those protesters! Asad has a license.

Have you ever heard a lamer excuse?

Labels: Bashar al-Assad, Golan Heights, occupation

posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 2:38 AM

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