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US-backed Syrian “rebels” in disarray at Qatar conference

By Bill Van Auken, November 6, 2012

Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded a shakeup within Syria’s “rebel” leadership and revealed that the State Department had handpicked a group of new leaders.

US State Department human rights reports

Gulf allies: A record of repression and torture

Part 2: Qatar

By Kate Randall, April 22, 2011

The US State Department recently released its “2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” This year’s annual report provides details on human rights conditions in over 190 countries. Included are reports on the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which represents the US-backed monarchies of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.