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Russia and China vetoed a new U.N. Security Council resolution Thursday that would have imposed new sanctions on the Syrian regime.
Western countries have been pushing for a resolution that threatens sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad if government forces don't stop attacks.
However, Russia has opposed any international effort that would blame, punish or change the leadership of the Syrian government. Russia and China have vetoed two previous draft resolutions in the U.N. Security Council, leading to accusations that Russia is protecting the Syrian regime.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Russia drew their line in the sand...China is standing shoulder to shoulder in support. This far, no further. I think Clinton and Obama ignore it at their peril...and ours. If sending a small task force of warships down from Russian ports isn't as clear a signal as can be sent, what will it take? The true and proper Red Banner Fleet, as much as still floats, from the bad old days of the USSR?
Syria is not ours...it's not our playground to play in and it's not our pot to pee on. It's a land for the Syrians and if they want Assad gone, fine. Let's offer our help AFTER it's OVER and there is a future they look to build a path into. Helping to make that happen is just not our place.
I wonder..in 5 or 10 years..when other nations decide WE need regime change and OUR opinion is meaningless and just has to adapt to THEIR reality, how will we like the turn on position? This is what we are doing there. At least Egypt had hundreds of thousands.. Millions...in open, clear and total support of change. This has been a rag tag group of rabble, begging for international help for over 13 months. Perhaps if people can't manage a revolution alone, it's because the support they dream they have from the population really is a fantasy.
Just my thoughts as I hope...even pray a little...that my nation comes to it's senses and recalls we used to be the power that STOPPED this sort of insanity, not led it like a parade.
This has been a rag tag group of rabble, begging for international help for over 13 months. Perhaps if people can't manage a revolution alone, it's because the support they dream they have from the population really is a fantasy.