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Turkey, a NATO member that has turned against Assad and allowed its territory to become a rear base for rebels, has mobilized since Syrian forces shot down one of its jets 10 days ago. It sent forces towards the border this week and said it would treat Syrian troops approaching the frontier as hostile.
Top level diplomacy has so far been futile, and a much-anticipated meeting in Geneva on Saturday showed that Western and Arab states had yet to persuade Russia and China to drop support for Assad.
The two countries have repeatedly used veto power at the U.N. Security Council to block calls for Assad to leave power.
The meeting, convened by peace envoy Kofi Annan, agreed that Syria should seek a transitional unity government, but Moscow and Beijing successfully blocked language that would have suggested the new arrangement should exclude Assad.
It all depends on who you think is really at fault for all these (so called) deaths.
As international leaders express outrage over mass killings in Syria -- and lament the inability to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the Syrian regime -- questions linger about the two countries behind the impasse.
On Saturday, China and Russia vetoed a draft resolution that would have demanded Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stop the killing and answer calls aimed at finding a Syrian-led solution to the 11-month crisis.
It won’t be long until US and allies must wield the big sword once again; and whose fault will it be really?
War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.
OP you are just a shill, there is no truth in you and you disgust me.
Originally posted by rory212
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung confirms: Houla massacre committed by Syrian “rebels”
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by buster2010
It will be Americas fault for once again sticking our noses in where it doesn't belong.
Where are Russia and China’s noses?
Do they belong?
Are they the ones that started this? China and Russia only became involved after it became common knowledge that we were starting the civil war in that country.
Originally posted by seabag
I served in Bosnia in 96’ with 2/8 as part of the 24th MEU. Thanks!
I saw firsthand the destruction and fear caused by Milosevic and it got worse after my tour, so if you’d like to blame the CIA for the millions of deaths in Yugoslavia I can tell you for a fact you’re being disingenuous to say the least.
I’ve also heard all the BS about the innocence of IRAQ but I was there in 2003 during the initial push so I’ve seen the conditions on the ground there as well.
US is an easy scapegoat! You act like you know the score but you really don’t know a thing!
Talk to people who’ve been there, study some history, and maybe then you’ll know what’s up!
edit on 1-7-2012 by seabag because: (no reason given)
What role does Russia and China play then; are they the good guys?