Syria: GCC-observers have left the country

Posted: January 26, 2012 in International
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The Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi declared, that around 50 Arab observers from the Gulf States left Syria on Wednesday. These observers of the Gulf States left Syria immediately after their countries decided to withdraw them from Syria a day earlier.

The spokesman of the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Makdissi, also declared, that the Arab League (AL) will provide replacements for these observers of the Gulf States, which have left Syria.

The Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have decided to withdraw their observers from the known monitoring mission of the Arab League (AL) to Syria. They just followed the decision of Saudi Arabia. This statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was announced on last Tuesday.

According to this statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), they do not believe that the Syrian government does not abide the resolutions and protocol of the Arab League (AL). Of course, this statement seems a bit hypocritically considering the real results of the Arab League (AL) observers. The updated report of these observers in Syria has not been used by the Arab League (AL) for their next “peace plan” for Syria.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) follows the statements of the Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister al-Faisal said that they pull out their observers from Syria because “the Syrian leadership did not implement the Arab plan”. A hypocritically and questionable statement, considering the real situation in Syria and the real report of the Arab League (AL) observers.

The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (al-Muallem) said on Tuesday in a response to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), that the decision of withdrawal their observers from Syria is the business of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Walid al-Muallem (al-Moallem), Syrian FM, also said and even suggested, considering this strange decision, that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) doesn`t want their people to see the reality of what is happening in Syria.

In the end, this is a suggestion by the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (al-Moallem), which is understandable, considering the last recent months and the hypocritically and false behavior of some member states of the Gulf States as e.g. Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, some Saudi-supported Bahraini forces “have cared” about another anti-government protester, Saeed Fakher. These Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have tortured this anti-government protester to death. This brings the number of murdered anti-government activists to three – in less than 2 days.

The body of the murdered anti-government protester, Saeed Fakher, was found just one day after his arrest. His dead body showed a lot horrific signs of torture.

Just hours before, two other anti-government protesters died in a brutally crackdown of protests by the Bahraini regime. The anti-government activist Hajj Ali Al-Sukari died at a anti-government demonstration outside the capital, Manama, on Tuesday. It is said that he died after inhaling toxic tear gas, which has been fired by the Bahraini forces while the brutally crackdown of this anti-government rally.

Also Abass Sheikh, another participant of anti-government protests, died on Tuesday. He has been hospitalized two months ago after he not only inhaled tear gas, but also was beaten up by some brutally Bahraini regime forces during a crackdown of another protest demonstration.

The tear gas used by Bahraini forces is poisonous tear gas, which already has killed dozens of Bahrainis since the beginning of this uprising in Bahrain in February, 2011. Of course, tragically, seniors and kids are the (sad) main victims of this poisonous tear gas of the Bahraini security forces and army – supported by Saudi Arabia.

Remember, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are just two of the Arab League member countries, which are demanding democracy in Syria and are calling for an end of the unrest in Syria. Both, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have their own uprisings and fights.

Both regimes and leading families as the Saudi ruling house are using their own forces to crackdown peaceful protests. The Bahraini security forces and army is also supported by soldiers and war machinery (e.g. weapons, tanks) of the Saudi forces and the Saudi army.

Both regimes, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, are supported by Western countries, not only by the United States. Remember the tank deals, weapon deals and the hypocritically speech of the U.S. president, Barack H. Obama, about the “Arab Spring”.

In contrast to the situation within Syria, which is wrongly sold as brutal crackdown on thousands of peaceful protesters by the Syrian government and army to the Western population, the crackdowns of peaceful protests by Bahraini and Saudi security forces are horrible and real. Both Gulf countries demand democracy in Syria.

Their allies demand democracy within Syria. Shouldn`t democratic allies primarily demand an end of the brutally crackdowns in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, too? Shouldn`t there be talks about a military intervention or so-called “humanitarian zones” in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, too?

Why do support these allies the Bahraini and Saudi regime with weapons and tanks? Tanks and weapons which are also used to brutally crackdown peaceful protests (and so on).

That is just one of the reasons why we call some members of Western and Gulf governments hypocritically and false.

Image: Stuart Miles /

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