Are the Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation targeting Syria’s
Damascus — One powerful image from Damascus that has become seared
into this observers mind these days is when I walk by a Western Union
office. Most of them remain open despite the brutal US-led sanctions which in
their pervasive effects target almost entirely the civilian population.
But all Western Union offices were closed last Thursday and Friday due to
heavy snowfall, some say the deepest here for more than a quarter century.
Still, some Syrians braved the extreme cold and could be seen huddled outside
some branches, evidently in vain hope that they might open and their
families might eat.
One of the few economic lifelines not yet cut by the ever strangling,
profoundly immoral and illegal US-led sanctions with their throat-hold
tightening around the civilian population in Syria in order…
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