Thursday, January 26, 2012

When the GCC visits an Uprising: lessons for Arab opposition

Look at the Arab League (GCC) proposal for Syria: it is a typical GCC initiative that seeks to preserve a regime but only change its face.  They did the same in Yemen and wished to do the same in Egypt.  It is a lesson for dumb (or worse) Arab opposition groups who throw their lots with Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. We now know from British press that the Syrian National Council is now officially receiving Saudi funding.  You expect progressives to support clients of GCC countries and refer to them as revolutionaries?  Are you kidding me?  Does that not vindicate all our suspicions about the lousy outfit known as the Syrian National Council?