Commenting on “Isolating Syria, Arab League Imposes Broad Sanctions” (New York Times, November 27, 2011):
First, the Arab League, according to its constitution, has no right to decide without the unanimity of its members. So, it is not an Arab League resolution, but a decision taken by some of its members under the direction of its rich and dictatorial Gulf theocracies.
Second, in “Opinions”, M. Friedman said rightly that the situation in Syria is very dangerous and could explode in the face of all Syrian Middle Eastern neighbors and perhaps far away countries. For that, the so called Arab League and the West should better be prudent and let the Syrians take care of their own affairs, without outside interferences, or whatever happens in Syria will happen to them and, perhaps, Syria being supported by Russia and China, provoke WWIII.
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PS: Roger AKL is a former Lebanese navy officer, former Assistant armed Forces Attaché at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington D.C., former Second in Command of the Lebanese Navy (1981- 1984) and former head of the Lebanese liaison bureau with the American forces in Lebanon (1983-1984), former chairman, CEO and director of the board of companies in the INTRA Investment group (1984-1990). Currently he is a writer in Middle Eastern affairs.