Arabs saying nyet.
If it were a case of a true Western leaning liberation movement leading rebels against Assad, I’d turn a blind eye to Obama’s war rhetoric, but the FSA has been seriously compromised, badly, by al-Qaida. There is no good side in this civil war, meaning no side worth coming to the aid of.
Arab Allies Withhold Public Support for U.S. Strike on Syria
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and
NOUR MALAS in Amman, Jordan
The U.S. is moving toward possible military strikes against Syria without the public support of any major Arab ally, reflecting broad unease in the region about another Western military intervention.
The lack of public endorsement from Arab governments, even from Saudi Arabia and other countries that have helped arm, train and fund rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaves the West with little political cover regionally should any Western-led attack go badly.
Arab League delegates on Tuesday urged the United Nations Security Council, rather than the West, to take “deterrent” action against Syria to prevent a repeat of alleged chemical attacks on Aug. 21 in the suburbs of Damascus. In Cairo, Egypt Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy appeared to side against intervention, saying on Tuesday, “The solution for Syria must be diplomatic, not militaristic.”