Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I laughed when I read the last paragraph. HAHAHAHAHA Imagine this: Muslims and others against the Syrian regime, all watching the dictators and their minions giving their speeches, etc. ...and all of a sudden they see Assad's face and a warning to the Arab League. Priceless.
Leaders and ministers from across the Arab world gathered in Doha on Tuesday for the 24th Arab Summit of the Arab League, with the Syrian crisis at the top of the agenda.
President Mohamed Morsi spoke at the summit on Tuesday, addressing a number of regional issues including Syria, Palestine and reforming and developing the Arab League....
...On the Syrian crisis, Morsi called for a political solution stressing the need for “a safe transfer of power” and the necessity of ensuring the “preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity and safeguarding of its institutions”....
....There were seven speakers in the opening session including Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby, President of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmed Moaz Al-Khatib, and Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu.....
The session began with the Iraqi Vice-President Khodair Al-Khozaei officially handing over the presidency of the summit to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The Emir spoke about the crisis in Syria, the Palestinian issue and the need to stand by the countries of the Arab Spring, adding: “No one can forget the sacrifices made by Egypt for Arab causes.”
The Syrian National Coalition was invited to represent Syria at the summit and Al-Khatib spoke about the current situation in Syria. He highlighted the ongoing violence in Syria and confirmed the arrests of women and children by Assad’s intelligence agency. He called for “freezing the funds of the regime and giving us [the SNC] the Syrian seat at the United Nations”. He also called on the United States to provide “more than food and humanitarian support,” adding that he asked US Secretary of State John Kerry for a missile defence system in order to reduce civilian casualties. He also thanked a number of Arab states, including Egypt, for giving refuge to Syrians displaced by the conflict.
During the summit a pro-Asad Syrian internet hacking group, known as the Electronic Syrian Army, hacked the Arab League website. The hack displayed a direct message to Al-Araby, criticising him and the Arab League as whole for granting the SNC the Syrian seat at the summit. The website returned to normal service later on Tuesday.