West realizes at last bypassing UN is futile
The West has dominated the evolution of the Arab Spring. The change of tone is good for China and Russia. If this trend continues, it may break the tradition of the West dominating Middle Eastern affairs.
Russia threatens to veto U.S. resolution on Syria By Vladimir Radyuhin
3 March 2012 — The Hindu
The cold wind from Russia
Putin’s election-eve attack against Washington and its western allies for exporting “rocket-bomb democracy” indirectly targets India too
The veto Russia slapped jointly with China on two United Nations Security Council resolutions that sought the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad marked the most serious East-West confrontation since the end of the Cold War.
27 February 2012 — Interfax
U.S., other countries should not bypass UN SC by using military scenario in Syria
“The very logic of such behavior is counterproductive and quite dangerous. It will not lead to anything good. In any case, it will not help resolve the situation in the country experiencing a conflict. Worse, it will cause further imbalance in the entire international security system and undermine the UN’s authority and central role. I will recall that the veto right is not a whim but an integral part of the world order, which, as a matter of fact, was enshrined in the UN Charter at the insistence of the U.S.”
16 February 2012 — Asia Times Online: Rights and regime change
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The dawn of twenty-first century has brought a new phenomenon in its wake, which unfortunately has been little questioned or debated: the right of the mightiest to regime change. Where earlier the pretext of communism’s displacement reigned, followed by orthodox theocracy, now is the age of supplanting assertive regimes, even though they may be progressive and their ouster may mean the power of the religious orthodoxy.
5 February 2012 — Red Scribblings
The veto by Russia and China of a chapter 6 resolution at the United Nations calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to stand down has produced a loud ghashing of teeth by Hillary Clinton, William Hague and all kinds of other luminaries of the West. Syria seems to be heading for civil war. In fact arguably the civil war has already started with the formation of a rebel army from defectors from the official army and its engaging in sporadic armed conflict with the regime’s forces.
Given all the fuss over the Russia/China veto of the UNSC resolution on Syria (“disgusting”, “outraged” etc), check out the number of vetoes by the US over just Palestine: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/UN/usvetoes.html.
Moreover, the only time there has been a triple veto, it was over sanctions on apartheid South Africa (with the UK and Canada of course).
6 February 2012 — Asia Times
A Greek choir of the “disgusted” and the “outraged” predictably greeted BRICS members Russia and China double veto to the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing regime change in Syria. The resolution was backed by that haven of democracy, the GCC League, the organization controlled by the six monarchies/emirates of the Gulf Cooperation Council formerly known as the Arab League.
VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 February 2012: U.S. Leak on Israeli Attack Weakened a Warning to Netanyahu
5 February 2012 — VTJP
10 More Detainees Join Hunger Strike
IMEMC – Ten more Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Israeli prison, decided to join the open-ended hunger strike of Sheikh Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike since 50 days, and his health condition has sharply deteriorated. …
5 October 2011 — Craig Murray
Here is something you won’t find in any western media. Part of the actual Russian speech or ‘Explanation of Vote’ for their veto of the UN Resolution on Syria. It is worth reading. It is my own translation from the website of the Russian mission to the UN. There will be an official UN translation circulated in New York, but there will not be major differences: Continue reading this...
6 October 2011 — williambowles.info
6 October 2011
UN Veto Spurs New Syria Push
Wall Street Journal
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which borders Syria and is seen to have some economic and diplomatic leverage, said his country would move ahead with sanctions despite the failure of the UN measure, which was vetoed by Russia and China …
VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 23 September, 2011: The one-sided US veto: an astounding display of hypocrisy
23 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP
Full transcript of Mahmoud Abbas speech at UN General Assembly
IMEMC – Saturday September 24, 2011 – 04:14, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addresses United Nations General Assembly after submitting application for recognition as independent Palestinian state to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon.
20 June 2011 — williambowles.info
Syria’s Assad emphasises ‘national dialogue’
Bashar al-Assad has said Syria’s justice ministry is studying ways to expand an amnesty offer while delivering his third major speech since protests demanding greater freedoms and democratic reforms erupted in mid-March. The Syrian president first …
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