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Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria

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Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria


Washington, rogue NATO powers, and Arab League despots move closer to belligerent intervention.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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