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Den arabiske liga bestemte på et møte i Kairo søndag at ligaen skal støtte den syriske opposisjon, både politisk og materielt. Det kan bety våpen.

Resolusjonen går inn for fredsbevarende soldater. Det kommer aldri til å skje. Men nettopp derfor er våpensmugling et mer sannsynlig scenario. Ellers blir syrerne slaktet.

A resolution approved by Arab League ministers meeting in Cairo called for «opening communication channels with the Syrian opposition and providing all forms of political and material support to it.» It also urged the Syrian opposition to unite.

The resolution solidifies Assad’s ostracism among his Arab neighbors and will add to diplomatic pressure on Russia and China, which vetoed U.N. action on Syria on February 4, to lift their objections and allow the world body to act.

It said violence against civilians in Syria had violated international law and that perpetrators deserved punishment. It scrapped an Arab League monitoring mission.

Store ting har skjedd når den ellers så topptunge og status quo-orienterte Arabiske liga går inn for aktiv støtte til opprørerne i et medlemsland.

At den arabiske liga bruker menneskerettighetene som målestokk og sier et regime ikke fortjener å overleve, er historisk.

Arab League backs Syria opposition, calls for peacekeepers

The Arab League threw its support on Sunday firmly behind the opposition mounting an uprising against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and called for the U.N. Security Council to send peacekeepers to halt bloodshed.