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On January 1, various reports said an Arab League advisory body wants Syrian monitors withdrawn. It claims Assad's covering up violence and abuse. According to its chairman, Ali al-Salem al-Dekbas:

"For this to happen in the presence of Arab monitors has roused the anger of Arab people and negates the purpose of (their mission). This is giving the Syrian regime an Arab cover for continuing its inhumane actions under the eyes and ears of the Arab League."

In fact for months, Syria's been wracked by externally generated violence. Arab League despots support it. They're silent on Washington's regime change plans, even at the risk of more war.

They backed NATO's war on Libya. Since March, they supported anti-Syrian insurgents. They partnered with Washington's monitoring scheme. Sudanese General Mohamed al-Dabi heads it.

As issue is what he's saying; namely, that so far things look calm and Syrian officials are cooperating. Washington expects Assad accused of violence to advance its regime change plans.

It also wants reports of massive pro-regime demonstrations suppressed. Facts on the ground aren't cooperating. Ahead look for Plan B, perhaps with other monitors under new leadership. More reports will follow as events determine.

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