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Response to florida08 (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 5, 2013, 01:46 AM

80. Actually, it's a lot more than them:



The Arab League was founded in Cairo in 1945 by seven countries, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan (Jordan from 1946), and Yemen. There was a continual increase in membership during the second half of the 20th century, with additional 15 Arab States being admitted, with a current total of 21 member States due to Syria's suspension following the 2011 uprising.

On 22 February 2011, following the start of the Libyan civil war and the use of military force against civilians, the Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, stated that Libya's membership in the Arab League had been suspended: "the organisation has decided to halt the participation of the Libyan delegations from all Arab League sessions".[9] This makes Libya the second country in the League's history to have a frozen membership. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi declared that the League was illegitimate, saying: "The Arab League is finished. There is no such thing as the Arab League."[10][11] On 25 August 2011, Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby announced it was "about time" Libya's full member status was restored. The National Transitional Council, the partially recognised interim government of Libya, will send a representative to be seated at the Arab League meeting on 17 August to participate in a discussion as to whether to readmit Libya to the organisation.[12]

The Arab Parliament recommended the suspension of member states Syria and Yemen on 20 September 2011, over persistent reports of disproportionate violence against regime opponents and activists during the Arab Spring.[13] A vote on 12 November agreed to formally suspend Syria four days after the vote, giving Assad a last chance to avoid suspension. Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen voted against the motion, while Iraq abstained.[14] A wave of criticism rose as the Arab League sent in December 2011 a commission "monitoring" violence on people protesting against the regime. The commission was headed by Mohammad Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi, who served as head of Omar al-Bashir's military intelligence, while war crimes including genocide were allegedly committed on his watch.[15][16][17] On 6 March 2013, the Arab League granted the Syrian National Coalition Syria's seat in the Arab League.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_League

They represent 22 nations composed of over 400 million people. They have not wanted Assad there for some time, seem to see Assad as a threat to them and their people.

The only reason I've heard stated for us for to do the action, is that they are not trained to do so. Each of these countries have military forces but they don't have the kind of know how American armed forces do.

IMO this is a sorry state of affairs for us, but the truth is that is what we have that others don't. I don't like us playing this role, but it's fact that is who we have become after the Cold War years. Success can be a failure.

The goal is what is called a just peace established after the conflict is ended. The Syrian conflict under the Assad family has been waged for generations now, no end in sight. It is now pulling in fighters from all Arab nations, some sponsored and some with nothing better to do. It's out of control. Millions are displaced. The countries most affected are Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, with the latter calling for Assad to be removed by any means possible to stop the cycle.

That's all I know so far, this is a major mess.

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