As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League which Qatar and Syria have called for. Syrian bloggers are outraged at the political ping-pong going on that highlights what could be described as the greatest political divide in recent Arab history.
Sasa, from the Syria News Wire cries out in his latest post titled “Shame, shame, shame on you Arab World”:
The pathetic Arabs can’t even be bothered to attend an emergency Arab League summit to discuss the massacre in Gaza.
You useless, irresponsible, self-serving, collaborating, shameless lame-ducks. Have you given up even pretending to represent us?
He also lists the countries which oppose the summit:
These are the countries which couldn’t be bothered:
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia and Bahrain.
Syriangavroche agrees [ar] with Saudi Arabia and Egypt on not holding an emergency Arab summit with bitter sarcasm:
أعتقد أنني أتفق مع مصر و السعودية في موقفهما الرافض لانعقاد القمة العربية, و يأتي هذا الاتفاق من حرصي على صحة المواطنين العرب النفسية , يُفضّل أن يكون الذل متفرّقاً في قصور العواصم العربية على أن يجتمع كله في قاعة واحدة “فرد خبطة”, فهذا سيشكّل صدمة قد تكون أكبر من قدرة المواطن العربي على امتصاص الصدمات, رغم أن هذه القدرة متطورة جداً لدينا بحمد الله و فضل أنظمتنا الحكيمة
This was happening while news agencies were jumping to report that Bolivia and Venezuela expelled the Israeli ambassadors on grounds of the crimes against humanity that were committed in Gaza, Israeli Ambassdors still enjoy the hospitality of “moderate” Arab countries.
3abdallah [ar] declares the two Latin American countries as “Arab.” He goes on to explain why:
جمهورية بوليفيا العربية
المملكة العربية الشافيزية
نعم بوليفيا عربية، فالعروبة ليست فقط لسانا نتكلم به، العروبة هي مواقف. العربي الأصيل شجاع ولا يرضى بالظلم.
Chavezian Arab Kingdom
Yes, Bolivia is Arab; Arabhood is more than a language, Arabhood is a stand. A genuine Arab is brave and refuses injustice.
A.H. of the damascene blog expresses his feelings towards the stands of “moderate” Arab countries:
I used to call myself ‘moderate’ but during this wave of crisis, the ‘moderate’ Arab countries have managed to turn moderation into a synonym for cowardice.
Even Al-Gaddafi‘s harsh words at a previous Arab summit “Nothing combines us Arabs, except this room” now render hollow.