Syria is a part of the Arab League but was SUSPENDED by the Arab League in November 2011 because of what the Syrian government was doing to its citizens in the uprising there that has continued until today. At the time of suspension, the Syrian government was shooting its citizens – now the Syrian government has escalated its assault on its people to chemical attacks.
It sure would help the USA if the Arab League asked us to help….it would give us ‘cover’ in that region of the world should President Obama decide to take military action of any kind.
NEW YORK TIMES
August 27, 2013
Arab League Stance Muddies U.S. Case
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MARK LANDLER
CAIRO — The leaders of the Arab world on Tuesday blamed the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people last week, but declined to back a retaliatory military strike, leaving President Obama without the broad regional support he had for his last military intervention in the Middle East, in Libya in 2011.
While the Obama administration has robust European backing and more muted Arab support for a strike on Syria, the position of the Arab League and the unlikelihood of securing authorization from the United Nations Security Council complicate the legal and diplomatic case for the White House.
(Above is only part of the entire article from yesterday)