The Arab League will propose a “peacekeeping joint force” with the United Nations to oversee the aftermath of a proposed cease-fire in Syria, the Cairo-based alliance announced Sunday.
The proposal was one of many points offered in a statement from the league, which met Sunday to discuss Syria. Other proposed measures included to “stop trading with the Syrian regime, except those directly affecting Syrian citizens.”
The Syrian government sternly indicated it was not on board with the plan offered by the Arab League, which suspended Syria late last month. Denying rampant accusations that its forces have killed thousands of civilians in a crackdown on popular unrest, the Damascus-based government has consistently blamed “armed terrorist groups.”
The international political maneuvering comes as reports continue to stream in about the violence in Syria.
U.N. officials estimate 6,000 people have died since protests se eking PresidentBashar al-Assad‘s ouster began nearly a year ago.
I am no Biblical scholar, but, I sense that the End of Days foretold in the New Testament is upon us . We are told that in the days near Jesus’ Second Coming, “there will be war and rumors of war.” “Their will be signs in the heavens.” Look at your news sources and see what is going on in the world: Fighting, unusual phenomena in the weather and other unseasonal manifestations. I awoke this morning to learn that in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is using activists as human shields, tying them to his tanks as he wages war on his people. Everyday there are reports of the number of innocents killed by the armed forces of Syria. Correspondents and journalists are prevented from entering Syria to prevent them from reporting on the truth of genocide there.
Why has the Arab League not acted? Have they no teeth? One man running from harm, under attack in Syria, said, “Where is America?” It is time for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and other countries in the world band together as NATO did to save the people of Libya. Nations in the area have bought weapons of war from us and others. It is time to use those weapons to save the vulnerable people of Syria. Oil rich countries cannot just sit on their profits while the world goes to hell! The United States is trying to get its house in order. While some regard the US as the “Policemen of the World,” we are not. We don’t have the resources to right all the wrong in the world. Witness the vote in the Security Council the other day when Russia and China vetoed action by the United Nations to help the people of Syria. Any resolution by the General Assembly cannot help those suffering in Syria under artillery fire from their government. The Arab Spring must not die! But, the Middle East cannot curse the West and then look to us to save them. (IMHO). But, friends are concerned about the welfare of each other. As we see the fighting and dying in Syria, we ask ourselves, “Who are our friends?” Must we borrow money to fight a war in Syria? Perhaps the powers-that-be in the Middle East would pay the United States to police their sector of the world(?) Whatever they do, countries of the Middle East must act to restore peace to their region. Genocide must not win! Is fighting for liberty and democracy for all the people of the world God’s mission for the United States of America and her allies? Must our youth shed their precious blood in the darkest theaters of war to assure global peace and freedom? Is this our cross to bear? Is this our role in end of days? Heavenly Father, we pray that You will send Jesus soon to end our travail and take us to Glory!