UN Monitors Spy for Washington
General Mood is a Washington spy.
by Stephen Lendman
On April 21, Security Council Resolution 2043 established UNSMIS.
It authorized 300 observers to monitor "a cessation of armed violence in all its forms by all parties and to monitor and support the full implementation of the (Annan plan) to end the conflict in Syria."
On June 16, UNSMIS suspended its activities subject to daily review. On June 17, China's Xinhua News Agency headlined "Suspension of UN observer mission serves for western 'next step' in Syria," saying:
Next steps involve "political transition." Military options may be chosen. Syria said violence escalated markedly after UN monitors arrived.
Insurgents carried out massacres and "at least five huge bombings....in different parts of the country...."
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Washington is working with allies "regarding next steps toward a Syrian-led political transition" without Assad.