The UN estimates that more than 5000 are dead in Syria as a result of the recent uprising. Arab League monitors are struggling to be effective. English Al Jazeera notes:
“Syrian activists called on Thursday for the removal of the head of the Arab League monitoring team in a new blow to the credibility of the mission.The opposition has condemned the observers’ presence as a farce to enable Assad to buy time and avoid more international censure and sanctions. The 60 Arab League monitors are the first set of observers allowed in to the country during the nine-month uprising. Their remit is to ensure that the government is complying with the terms of the regional bloc’s plan to end the crackdown on protests.”
While Egyptians head to the polls, what will happen to the Syrians?
Does anyone care?