According to the head of the Arab League (AL) monitoring group in Syria, Sudan’s General Mustafa Dabi – the Arab League is expected to extend the one-month observer mission in Syria, after several nations that had been opposed to renewing the mandate changed their position in recent days. The current mission mandate expired on Thursday.
Mustafa Dabi in his first report from Syria had debunked western lies of mass civilian killing by Syrian forces. The lies of 5,000 protesters killed by Syrian security forces were fabricated by the London based “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, funded by Israel-Firster William Hague’s British foreign department.
Former FBI translator, Sibel Edmond, in an with Russia Today (RT) on December 16, had claimed that Washington is arming the anti-government rebels in Syria.
Some senior AL officials believe the organization will keep the mission in place because the time is not right for “escalation” and the international community is not yet ready for a ‘Libyan-type’ military intervention in Syria. However, the Qatari Emir, who funded West’s proxy war in Libya – has called last week for the dispatch of Arab troops to the country. His warmongering rant was slammed by two AL members, Iraq and Lebanon.
Syria has said it “absolutely rejects” any plans to send Arab troops into the country, while Russia Wednesday threatened to block any UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force.
Phillip Giraldi, former CIA official and director of the Council for the National Interest (CNI) wrote on January 19, 2012: “In the United States, many friends of Israel are on the Assad regime-change bandwagon, believing that a weakened Syria, divided by civil war, will present no threat to Tel Aviv. But they should think again, as these developments have a way of turning on their head. The best organized and funded opposition political movement in Syria is the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The anti-Assad mafia is also trying to exploit Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite Shia card against him. Bashar al-Assad, like his father, Hafiz al-Assad is a Socialist/Marxist Ba’athist party member. Even Alawites are not recognized as a branch of mainstream Shia scholars in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, India and Pakistan. Alawites don’t perform daily Islamic prayers and have no mosques in their towns.
Christians, Alawites, Druze, Shias, Jews and other religious groups make up about 26 percent of Syria’s population of 22.5 million. Most of their leaders support Bashar al-Assad’s policy of religious equality in Syria. They’re scared of a Sunni dominated post-Assad government especially the Saudi-funded Salafis.
“Many Christians fear they will be driven from their homes as happened in neighboring Iraq,” says professor Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.