サウジ英字紙論調「アラブ連盟がシリア救済に乗り出すべき」

イエメンで成功したように、というのだが、成功しているように見えない(苦笑)。

シリアは「サウジのバンダル王子(と先ほどの記事によればトゥルキー王子も)の悪だくみ」と非難しているから、アラブ連盟はありえないでしょう。というか、何気ないこの記事が、サウジ主導の企みである良い証拠という気がする。胡散臭い。



Editorial: Damascus deal
http://arabnews.com/opinion/editorial/article371815.ece
Apr 24, 2011 21:15

Arab League should help end Syria's unrest, just as GCC has been able to do in Yemen

The more things change in the Middle East, the more they seem to remain the same for some. We all saw what happened when excessive force was used in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen ― and now in Libya ― to deal with peaceful demonstrations and how it only provoked greater popular fury, sparking more protests and eventually bringing down the regimes.

You would think Syria's leaders would have learned from these apocalyptic changes to adopt a more restrained and reasonable approach to deal with the unprecedented popular unrest facing the Baathist regime.

Nearly a hundred people were killed in the crackdown on tens of thousands of protesters who flooded the streets across Syria following the Friday prayers. And dozens more died in firings on funerals on Saturday that as feared turned into spontaneous, fiery protests. As elsewhere in the region, this is turning into a hopeless, vicious cycle of action and reaction. And to break it, President Bashar Assad will have to take some extraordinary and courageous measures.

He would do well to learn from the mistakes of others in the region. Syria has crossed the psychological watermark when half-hearted measures aren't going to work, just as they did not in the case of Tunisia's Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.

Clearly, the Syrian leader's move to lift the much hated emergency law and other concessions, including forming a new government, have failed to cut the ice with the opposition. It appears to be a case of too little, too late. Also, there's an overwhelming feeling that even though some faces have changed in the government, there's no dramatic change in overall approach and policies of the regime. Which is perhaps unrealistic to expect anytime soon.

Fortunately for Assad, he still enjoys considerable support of the rich and middle classes in and around capital Damascus and religious minorities like Christians. He also appears to have the backing of the large Palestinian refugee population in the country because of the regime's strong stance on Israel. However, he's squandering this critical support fast thanks to the heavy handed tactics the authorities are using in dealing with the peaceful protesters.

If Assad would like to prevent this crisis from getting totally out of hand, he must rein in his security forces and open direct communication channels with the protest movement. Force would only fuel the fury of the long repressed masses. Words of reconciliation and dialogue, not weapons, are the way out of this explosive situation.

Syria's Arab and Muslim neighbors ― save Turkey ― have been guarded in their response to the crisis. However, there exists a strong case for the Arab involvement. Syria is simply too important and big to ignore. If it unravels, it could have disastrous consequences for the entire region. It would particularly please Israel and its powerful friends in high places. The successful GCC intervention and mediation in Yemen proves that Arabs are capable of resolving their issues peacefully and without outside players poking their nose into their affairs. Yemen should serve as a template for the Arab League to help resolve the conflict in Syria, before it claims more innocent lives and destabilizes the region.

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