January 5th, 2012
08:07 AM ET

Official: Arab League monitors made 'mistakes' in Syria

Arab League monitors made "mistakes" during their fact-finding mission in Syria, Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told reporters that the league is seeking technical assistance from the United Nations for its mission, lambasted by many critics for failing to halt violence.

He didn't elaborate on the errors, but he stressed that the mission was of an "observatory nature, not to intervene in stopping the violence."

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  1. banasy©

    ...and heeeeeerrrreee we go...
    "...the league is seeking technical assistance from the United Nations for its mission."
    Of course.
    We. Need. To. Stay. Out. Of. It.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I agree with banasy: let the USA STAY OUT of it.
    "No es mi problema."
    –my building super

    January 5, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    A miei amici:
    I've already been to the gym this morning. I'm doing full workouts again.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Be careful, mom ami.
    I'm glad you're strong enough to do it; I know you missed those workouts.


    January 5, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Gravity7

    Reblogged this on Gravity7.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    We are not the only nation in NATO.
    Let the others help.
    The United States needs to stay out of it.

    January 5, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Hi gung hoe.

    January 5, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @Troll 56-7844:
    Well, we all have our off days! 😉
    Have a good day at work.

    January 5, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @Troll 56-7844:

    Sweetie, you need to get out more...

    January 5, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Arab League my ass.

    Where are the UN's Peacekeeping forces? When this sh/t goes down in an African nation where we plunder oil, diamonds, etc.,etc.,etc., UN troops are sent-in asap. And as all of this goes down in Syria, the US approves of a 10 million dollar pipeline project that ensures Iranian natural gas will be delivered to Syria and Lebanon (not Israel) via pipelines running through Iraq for years to come! The UN is just another puppet.

    January 5, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Arab League my ass.

    Yeah. Have Americans develop the oilfields of the middle east, build pipelines to distribute the oil, send in troops when the locals protest too much, and then pretend it's none of the USA's business. Whoever thinks that the US should just mind their own business...are you so blind that you can't see that this is exactly what the US has been doing over there for a long time? It IS the business of our elected Big-Oil sponsored leaders. Get a clue.

    January 5, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Who would have ever thought that the arab league would try to pull something like this ? They go into Syria to monitor the situation, and come home whining that it's too much for them to handle. Now they go to the UN to ask for "technical assisstance." Meaning, Please send in NATO so we don't have to look like the bad guys here.
    I just never saw that coming.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ bobcat, lol really? you didnt? They had no intention of doing anything about the situation there and in all reality, what can they do anyway? It is what it is, and unfortunately it always will be! Thats all they know, nothings gonna change that.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©


    All they are trying do is get us involved in the hopes that they won't be blamed. It's their neighborhood. Let them police their own alleys. If we get involved, and when, not if, things go bad, they won't even know us. Just can't trust them. It's just more of their typical CYA

    January 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Golda Myear

    It is not the Arab Leagues job to restore peace. It is the job of UN Peacekeeping forces. There is a reason why the UN sends troops to Africa whenever citizens protest the raypeing of their country by foreigners. Just as there is a reason why they don't for Syrians. If you can't see we are being played I don't know what to tell you. Buy a new SUV and finance an extra 250 bucks earmarked for starving Africans? Bumper sticker to prove it maybe?

    January 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
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