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Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria
Washington, rogue NATO powers, and Arab League despots move closer to belligerent intervention.
by Stephen Lendman
On February 4, Russia and China vetoed the Arab League's one-sided Syria resolution (SC/10536). It illegitimately called for Assad to step down.
Under international law, no nation or combination thereof, may interfere in the internal affairs of others, except in self-defense if attacked.
SC/10536 also called for "further measures" for noncompliance. It resembled SC/1973 on Libya. Aggressive war followed, ravaging the country lawlessly.
Russia and China want replicating Libya avoided. Passing SC/10536 risked giving Washington, NATO partners, and rogue Arab League allies responsibility to protect authority to intervene.
As a result, this unholy alliance circumvented SC authority for General Assembly passage of essentially the same text. It's non-binding but sends a message.