a lot of different things, but let's start with Arab League needs to tell the truth about Syria. The following quote summarizes the story wonderfully:
Meanwhile, another 17 people were reported killed in the city [Homs, Syria], including some of the thousands who tried to gather in a central square. Yet Gen. Dabi, who has been linked to the genocide in Darfur, was disconcertingly upbeat about what his team witnessed: “The situation seemed reassuring so far,” he told Reuters on Wednesday.So much for truth you can expect (and shall receive) from the observers about Syria. However, when the general says that situation seems reassuring, maybe the Arab League reached some agreement with Baby Assad re the allowance of daily killing, who knows?
Meanwhile An Arab Summit Embraces the Butcher of Darfur:
So it was interesting to see what else was in the latest statement issued by the kings, princes and authoritarian presidents of the Middle East and North Africa. First there was a call on "the international community to prosecute those responsible" for alleged "war crimes" committed by Israel in its recent offensive in Gaza. Then came an ardent defense of Sudanese dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir -- who was welcomed to the Doha summit despite an outstanding arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court on multiple war crimes charges.As a reminder:
"We stress our solidarity with Sudan and our rejection of the decision" of the ICC, said the communique, which Mr. Bashir welcomed in a bombastic address to the summit plenary. Leader after leader declared fealty. "We must also take a decisive stance of solidarity alongside fraternal Sudan and President Omar al-Bashir," said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
To be sure, some human rights groups have alleged crimes by Israeli forces in Gaza. But, according to Palestinian accounts, 1,409 people were killed during the offensive, of whom a substantial number were armed Hamas fighters. In contrast, the United Nations has reported more than 300,000 civilian deaths in Darfur as a result of the genocidal campaign sponsored by Mr. Bashir.And this is the way it goes...