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Russia finally opens way to U.N. resolution on Syria

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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 12:28 PM

AMMAN (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's bloody crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday and Russia said it would not oppose a U.N. resolution to condemn the violence.

Russia, an old ally of Syria, had long resisted any such measure by the U.N. Security Council, where it holds a veto. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow cautioned that any resolution should refrain from sanctions and other unspecified "pressures".

Am I reading this correctly? Russia is actually supporting a UN resolution on Syria now? After a couple months of threatening to veto any UN resolution on Syria, they just so happen to come out and start supporting a resolution now.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Syrian authorities that the world was watching the violence and said those who had violated human rights must be brought to account.

Just today, Italy withdrew their ambassador from Syria to.

Italy recalled its ambassador from Syria in protest at the "horrible repression of the civilian population" and urged other European Union members to do the same.

Also, the EU expanded some sanctions on individuals in Syria.

The EU formally added five more Syrian officials to an existing list of 29 individuals headed by Assad, whom the 27-nation bloc has targeted with asset freezes and travel bans.

Does this mean we will finally see a condemnation of the country by the UN?

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Syrian invasion coming up very soon...

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 12:58 PM
The oppression of the people by the Syrian government is getting more brutal by the day, and the world is watching. As the atrocities continue, I think it was only a matter of time before Moscow admitted what we already acknowledged: Assad has to go. A condemnation of Syria by the UN is a necessary first step towards the "liberation" of Syria by a multinational UN force.

I also think Russia will be getting more and more involved in Middle Eastern affairs. They want to get a piece of the Leviathan oil fields, and Syria is getting in the way with their internal strife. I'm going to make a prediction that we'll see Russian troops in Lebanon at some point in the near future.

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edit on 8/2/2011 by OldCorp because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:06 PM
It's funny how journalists getting punched during the protests in Egypt was a really big deal, and Gaddafi using force to crack down on protesters (which I've never seen hard evidence that he actually did, besides from attacking rebels that claimed the second biggest city in his country), was a really big deal and led to the almost instant implantation of the U.N.s no-fly zone over Libya. But for some reason we allow 100's of protestors to be slaughtered every week for a couple months in Syria and do nothing…


Is the U.N. waiting to finish the mess in Libya first?
Is the U.N. scared of what Iran will do if they try to take Syria?
Or does Syria just not have anything (resources) we want?

What is the real reason?

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by tooo many pills


and u blame?
"Is the U.N. waiting to finish the mess in Libya first?
Is the U.N. scared of what Iran will do if they try to take Syria?
Or does Syria just not have anything (resources) we want? "


Who is RUSSIA's,,,oh nevermind

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:33 PM
Russia should not be interfering in the affairs of other nations either directly or indirectly. The UN should never have any decision upon who is or is not the legitimate leader of a nation nor should they have any appropriated authority to authorize foreign intervention to ‘liberate’ nations from that countries official leader. Hopefully, should the UN make any decisions regarding an intervention, the United States stays out entirely, if Russia or anyone else would like to conduct an operation to depose the Syrian leader leave us out of it.


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