Saudis Push Through Arab League Decision To Arm Syria Rebels
February 15, 2012 • 10:04AM

Sources have confirmed to EIR that the Saudi monarchy, at the Arab League meeting in Cairo Sunday and Monday, did succeed in pushing through a resolution to arm the Syrian opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, escalating the British drive for a "new Balkans" trigger for general war. Article 9 of a League resolution passed on Sunday urges Arabs to "provide all kinds of political and material support" to the opposition. Diplomats at the meeting confirmed to some media that this means armaments, as emphasized by EIR's sources today. A non-Gulf Arab ambassador said Qatar and Saudi Arabia had insisted on the "material support" wording to cover "all kinds of support including weapons in future", adding: "But we see this as a dangerous escalation."