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Sunday, 23 June 2013

When it comes to hypocrisy, the Friends of Syria Group have few equals.

 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/06/2013622144844127498.html


 Friends of Syria pledge to arm rebels

 

Friends of Syria meeting in Qatar


The Friends of Syria group (which includes the United States, United Kingdom, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar etc etc) agree to give "urgent military support" to Syrian rebels (who, under different circumstances, they would usually describe as terrorists) and at the same time they demand an immediate withdrawal of from Syria of "Hezbollah militias and fighters from Iran and Iraq". This is crass hypocrisy of the first order from western powers seeking long term advantage and favours from despotic Middle Eastern regimes who are not even wanted in their own countries where they rely on western weapons to retain their position. This is a bloody and awful civil war in Syria. The "Friends of Syria group" are making a bad situation even worse, the United States, Britain and France are pouring fuel on the fires and we should have no part in it.