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It shamelessly endorsed fundamental human rights. At the same time, responsible parties violating them aren't mentioned.

Its call for "political transition" ignores fundamental international law. Doing so violates sovereign Syrian rights. In May, free, fair and open parliamentary elections weren't mentioned. Independent international monitors endorsed them.

Ruling Ba'ath party members won a convincing 60% majority. Repeating what's accomplished is irresponsible. Demanding it is unconscionable.

Shamelessness defined August 3 voting. Doing so perpetuates conflict. Escalation, not resolution will follow. One hundred and thirty-three nations have blood on their hands.

A Final Comment

Major media scoundrels hailed the General Assembly vote. Throughout the conflict, they endorsed imperial lawlessness. They cheerlead all US direct, proxy, and planned wars. 

A virtual unanimous hallelujah chorus expressed similar comments. Truth and full disclosure were absent. Perpetrators were absolved. Victims were blamed. 

The New York Times called the resolution an overwhelming critique of Syrian policy. The Wall Street Journal said it condemned Syria's campaign. CBS said it denounced Syria's crackdown but took little action.

AP said it tells Assad to step down. Reuters said it isolates Russia and China for vetoing Security Council resolutions. The Los Angeles Times said it condemned Syrian violence and "big power" inaction.

The Chicago Tribune headlined "UN nations condemn Syria; Russia, China seen isolated." The London Guardian said the General Assembly criticized the Security Council's failure to act. London's Independent said UN nations condemn Syria and demand political transition.

The vote came a day after UN/Arab League Syrian envoy Kofi Annan resigned. It's effective end of August when his mandate expires. Reasons given were duplicitous. Both actions on consecutive days weren't coincidental. They advance the ball for war.

Annan's Washington's man. Obama officials chose him. His "peace plan" was sham cover for imperial lawlessness. It also bought time. Escalated aggression now is planned.

On August 3, Time magazine headlined "Syrian Opposition Sees Annan Failure as Vindication of its Armed Struggle," saying:

Annan's resignation "confirmed the Syrian opposition's belief that there is no alternative (but) a military struggle to bring down the Assad regime."

Former Syrian National Council head Burhan Ghalioun said "(t)he defeat of the Annan plan means there is no political solution." Western powers must act. "We have no time to waste."

Expect continued scoundrel media unanimity. Doing so endorses war. Obama, key NATO partners, and regional allies want full-scale intervention. Only its timing is unknown. 

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