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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Syria "Fully Accepts" Arab League Peace Plan: But Will Anything Change?

Syria has "fully accepted" the Arab League peace plan,which calls for a withdrawal of military vehicles from the cities, a meeting with the opposition, and other elements. The League is insisting that real implementation take place immediately.

Unfortunately for the cynics among us, or those of us who remember, say, how many times Yemen's President Salih has "accepted" the GCC plan for him to step down, Arab League peace plans have few teeth. If Syria does not keep its word, what will the League do then? (If you said, "call another meeting," you probably will be proved right).

I hope this really means something, but I'm indeed from Missouri and Mr. Asad will have to show me.

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