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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:37 PM

 

Qatar revives proposal to send an Arab force to Syria

Source: Reuters

CAIRO - Qatar has made a fresh call for an Arab force to end bloodshed in Syria if current diplomatic efforts by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi fail, according to the Doha-based al Jazeera television.

Brahimi is trying to build on an agreement reached in Geneva on June 30 calling for a transitional period in Syria. But differences between Russia and the United States over the future of President Bashar al-Assad continue to block a deal to end 21 months of violence that has killed more than 60,000 Syrians.

"Arabs must think seriously about sending forces to ensure security in Syria if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the crisis," Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, said in remarks broadcast by al Jazeera television.

"It is not a question of intervention in Syria in favor of one party against the other, but rather a force to preserve security," Sheikh Hamad, who also heads an Arab League committee on Syria, said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/12/us-syria-crisis-qatar-idUSBRE90B0EM20130112

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Reply Qatar revives proposal to send an Arab force to Syria (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
leveymg Jan 2013 #2
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #3
L0oniX Jan 2013 #4
David__77 Jan 2013 #5
John2 Jan 2013 #6

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:58 PM

1. No doubt, they will be leading the charge.

The Qatar armed forces are 11,000 in number. Somebody else will be fighting this war.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:30 AM

2. Beau Jeste

The malaria delirium still isn't completely out of their system

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 AM

3. They become the front group so it doesn't look like a race war.

 

Ooops, did I say that out loud.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:03 AM

4. Maybe now Liechtenstein will join in too. n/t

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:50 PM

5. "The Arabs" have sent thousands of terrorist insurgents into the country.

They Syrian army is busy killing them.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:07 PM

6. They must not

 

be winning after Assad's last remarks. Nobody is stopping Qatar from invading Syria. He sounds like a beggar to me. Does this mean Assad can invade Qatar? I have a problem with Sheikhs. Is this a democracy?

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