Saturday, April 02, 2011
ONLY 9 OUT OF 22 MEMBERS OF ARAB LEAGUE VOTED FOR NO FLY ZONE!
'As Asia Times Online has reported, a full Arab League endorsement of a no-fly zone is a myth.
'Of the 22 full members, only 11 were present at the voting.
'Six of them were Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, the US-supported club of Gulf kingdoms/sheikhdoms, of which Saudi Arabia is the top dog.
'Syria and Algeria were against it.
'Saudi Arabia only had to "seduce" three other members to get the vote.
'Translation: only nine out of 22 members of the Arab League voted for the no-fly zone.
'The vote was essentially a House of Saud-led operation, with Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa keen to polish his CV with Washington with an eye to become the next Egyptian President.
'Thus, in the beginning, there was the great 2011 Arab revolt.
'Then, inexorably, came the US-Saudi counter-revolution .'