Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Observers

I'm very sceptical about the Arab League observers and the difference they are or will be able to make. On one level I felt that this was a huge step forward, because finally somebody was being allowed into the country and that the regime will be forced to stop the killing and arrests. Instead, it looks like nothing has changed and far from being a last dash attempt at crushing the Syrian revolution, the spurt of deaths in the first few days of the observers' arrival seems to have been a spiteful and defiant crackdown to show the protesters that nobody can save them. I'd like to be wrong, but I don't think I am.

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