NATO is that mastermind meeting that many countries were clawing to attend. The Arab League managed to get a seat at the last minute. The camels of Europe were surprised recently at the empty seats which made the meetup less efficient. The Arabs were very grateful and lucky to get a place on the European ride, be reminded this is no camel race. R.F. Wilson reports from Cairo about the recent civil war in Syria and Western powers debating and exploring the news about Syrian chemical weapons being destroyed. The Arab League although unable to attend the meetings, must still be well pleased with President al Assad’s situation. Saudi Arabia apologises for not being able to attend the meetings and I am sure hopes the best for Europe in its decisions about Syria..
A few years ago in a country not far away from Syria another dictator was singled out and eventually killed by his own people, that man was Colonel Gaddafi and he ruled over Libya.
The Libyan people by Gaddafi, who was no worse than most of them, of course, but failed to understand that denying oil contracts to Western companies was the wrong thing too do.
President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of denying Syria basic freedoms and is now in talks with helping NATO fix the chemical weapons thing.
It is easy to imagine how strongly the rulers in Saudi Arabia feel about the troubles in Syria like the Arab Spring has the Arab League, Syria has Al Assad and now the rest of the world to help out. And this has been an unusual but effective example that should stamp out the use of chemicals for good. Most Arab League despots are probably thinking: thank God it’s Assad and not us