A report by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) based on a one
month inquiry by 160 monitors failed, as
Pepe Escobar reports
in the Asia Times, to conclude that:
... the "evil" Bashar al-Assad government is
indiscriminately, and unilaterally, killing its own people,
and so regime change is in order.
So the report was either ignored (by Western corporate
media) or mercilessly destroyed - by Arab media, virtually
all of it financed by either the House of Saud or Qatar. It
was not even discussed - because it was prevented by the GCC
from being translated from Arabic into English and published
in the Arab League's website.
Until it was leaked.
Here it is, in full.
The report is adamant. There was no organized, lethal
repression by the Syrian government against peaceful
protesters. Instead, the report points to shady armed gangs
as responsible for hundreds of deaths among Syrian
civilians, and over one thousand among the Syrian army,
using lethal tactics such as bombing of civilian buses,
bombing of trains carrying diesel oil, bombing of police
buses and bombing of bridges and pipelines.
... So the current "Arab-led drive to secure a peaceful end
to the 10-month crackdown" in Syria at the UN is no less
than a crude regime change drive. Usual suspects Washington,
London and Paris have been forced to fall over themselves to
assure the real international community this is not another
mandate for NATO bombing - a la Libya. US Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton described it as "a path for a political
transition that would preserve Syria's unity and