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Valerie Amos serves Western interests. She's Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

She's also Britain's former High Commissioner to Australia. She also was House of Lords leader and Lord President of the Council. In 2003, she served in Tony Blair's cabinet. She represents imperial interests, not Syrians.

She also briefed SC members. Afterwards she addressed reporters. She said sexual violence against Syrian women is rising. She spoke to women refugees, she claimed.

They raised the issue. Amos stopped short of pointing fingers the right way. Western-sponsored death squads committed gruesome atrocities. They continue. 

Assad is wrongfully blamed. Amos didn't explain. Nor did Pillay. They represent imperial interests. They're paid to lie.

Syria responded. On January 18, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined "Foreign Ministry: Some Countries' Insistence on Referring Situation in Syria to ICC is Wrong Approach."

A letter to Security Council president Masood Khan (Pakistan) called doing so the "wrong approach."

Syria shares other nations' concerns about human rights violations. Armed terrorists are responsible, it said.

What's ongoing "constitute(s) a large departure from the state of stability, security and freedom of religion and belief which Syria and the Syrians used to enjoy before the crisis."

"The Syrian government voices regret over those countries' insistence on adopting a wrong approach that rejects to acknowledge the Syrian state's duty in protecting its people from the terrorism imposed on it from the outside."

Western countries and regional allies bear full responsibility, it stressed. Washington and others "practice hypocrisy and double standards regarding the crisis in Syria and the international human rights laws in general."

"While they voice their concern for the Syrian people and about the international humanitarian law and the international human rights law, they ignore the political, media, logistic and military support provided to the armed groups."

They "also hinder the Syrian national dialogue and the efforts seeking a peaceful solution to the crisis based on the political program proposed by President Bashar al-Assad on January 6th, which we handed you a copy of few days after its announcement."

If they "really" want months of conflict and humanitarian suffering ended, "then the right way to do this doesn't pass through escalatory and investigative moves that pour oil on the fire."

"The right way:"

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