Jordan’s King Abdullah Calls On Assad To Step Down
The Arab League has twice attempted to get Bashar al Assad to stop his bloody crackdown. The first time was an attempt to negotiate an end to the violence. The second was an attempt to allow member states to impose sanctions.
Neither had the slightest effect on Syria’s dictator, unless you count a redoubling of the bloodletting an effect.
Now, Jordan’s King Abdullah has called on Assad to step down. That wont change things, but it’s a sign that other countries in the region are running out of patience with the regime. It also shows the limited effect that the Arab League and outside world in general have in affecting policy changes in Damascus.
Assad can shrug off the sanctions, the scorn, and diplomatic actions because that’s what dictators do.