Qatar Emir Calls For Military Intervention In Syria


Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told CBS News that he thinks Arab nations should intervene militarily in Syria to stop the violence. “For such a situation to stop the killing … some troops should go to stop the killing,” he said in an interview to be aired on 60 Minutes. Qatar backed the NATO mission in Libya last year that eventually led to Muammar Qaddafi’s ouster from power and eventual death. The Emir is the first Arab leader to propose military intervention in Syria. Qatar’s prime minister, who is head of the Arab League mission in Syria, said earlier this month that the organization’s observer mission in Syria had made mistakes and asked the United Nations for assistance.