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Protests Erupt In Syria Over Arab League Vote


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- 2715 days ago - npr.org
Tens of thousands of Syrian government supporters poured into the streets Sunday to protest an Arab League vote to suspend the country's membership, as Turkey sent planes to evacuate diplomatic staff and their families after a night of attacks on embassie



   

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Ellen m (215)
Monday November 14, 2011, 1:24 am
They seem to want it both ways.
But I hope all involved will err on the side of protecting innocent civilians first and foremost. Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 5:53 am
noted
 

Susanne R (236)
Monday November 14, 2011, 6:11 am
It appears that the Arab League has sided against the existing regime. It will be interesting to see how this plays out!
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Monday November 14, 2011, 1:18 pm
The problem with Syria (leaving aside the foreign policy problems) is that it's not another Libya, with the regime on one side and the people on the other; it's more like Iraq, with rival tribes whose definition of liberation is to be free to start killing their neighbours. The "innocent civillians" you protect are likely to turn round and attack some other civillians who will then need to protected from them. Calling World Police!
 

Olive Tassell (7)
Monday November 14, 2011, 5:01 pm
Syria is in such a mess I think we will hear that Assad is behind these protests trying to start a counter revolution of some type.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:51 pm
Arab League instead of taking such drastic action should have shown some patience and pursued Syrian Govt to negotiation table rather then cancelling their member ship which will not be of any help
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 12:24 pm
Noted.. keep watching this development.
 

Robert O (12)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:05 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Bob Algeron (47)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 7:23 am
Alawites are a minority in Syria, so if Assad goes - they will be in a big trouble.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 8:16 am
Brenda, the Arab League did negotiate with the Syrian Government, who promised an immediate end to violence, then went right on killing civilians. What else can you do with a regime who treat negotiations as a way to play for time?
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 12:36 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Marianna Molnar (9)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 6:10 am
thanks
 
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