Qatar calls for Arab military intervention in Syria
Qatar called on Arab countries to intervene militarily in Syria because the UN Security Council is incapable of formulating a common position on the settlement of the Syrian crisis. "The Security Council has no defined and effective position and thus Arab countries must act alone on the basis of their national humanitarian, political and military commitments," said Tuesday the Qatari Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani during his speech before the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Qatari leader urged Arab countries to "do their utmost to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria," after "all means have been employed in vain."
The Qatari leader made a reference to the possibility of an Arab military intervention to the decisive intervention by the Arab League in 1976, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War Lebanon, as Arab nations dispatched a force of 30,000 soldiers to try to restore peace in Lebanon.