This is a short excerpt from an extensive article about the start of the war in Syria and other Middle Eastern and North African country’s. Links to the full article, the mentioned report and an interesting interview with retired genereal Wesley Clark at the end.
Did you know that between December 24th 2011 and January 18th 2012, there was a League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria that comprised observers from every single country in the Arab world? Did you know that they published a report? Of course you didn’t, because the report was suppressed by US and Israeli cronies in the Arab world (think Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar for example) and the Western media. Go ahead, try a web search for ‘Report of the Head of the League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria for the period from 24 December 2011 to 18 January 2012’, because that is its title.
In their report, the members of the Mission came to some very interesting conclusions that make it very clear why you haven’t heard of this report, until now.
On page 4 the report states:
VI. Implementation of the Mission’s mandate under the protocol
A) Monitoring and observation of the cessation of all violence by all sides in cities and residential areas
In Homs, Idlib, Hamaand and Dera’a, the Mission observed armed groups committing acts of violence against Government forces, resulting in death and injury among their ranks… Examples of those acts include the bombing of a civilian bus, killing eight persons and injuring others, including women and children, and the bombing of a train carrying diesel oil. In another incident in Homs, a police bus was blown up, killing two police officers. A fuel pipeline and some small bridges were also bombed.
The Mission also noted that, according to its teams in the field, the media exaggerated the nature of the incidents and the number of persons killed in incidents and protests in certain towns. […]
In Homs, a French journalist who worked for the France 2 channel was killed and a Belgian journalist was injured. The Government and opposition accused each other of being responsible for the incident, and both sides issued statements of condemnation. The Government formed an investigative committee in order to determine the cause of the incident. It should be noted that Mission reports from Homs indicate that the French journalist was killed by opposition mortar shells.
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Inteview with retired General Wesley Clark on U.S Foreign Policy by Democracy Now
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