Skip to comments.U.S. 'Disgusted' With China, Russia Veto on Syria Resolution
Posted on 02/04/2012 2:39:01 PM PST by Eleutheria5
In a move that was decried by the U.S., France, and Arab countries, Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a U.S.-backed proposal at the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assed for violence against Syrian citizens. The resolution that had demanded that Assad resign was backed by the Arab League, and the League on Saturday night called on Arab countries to shut down their embassies and consulates in Syria, and remove Syrian ambassadors from their countries. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was "disgusted" by the vetoes.
The vetoes followed a particularly bloody night in Syria, as Assad-controlled forces opened fire on crowds in the city of Homs, killing over 400 people. Human rights groups said over the weekend that some 7,000 people had been killed in Syria since March 2011, when the uprising against Assad began.
In response to that attack, U.S. President Barack H. Obama issued a scathing condemnation of Assad and his regime. Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now, the statement said. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately. The international community must work to protect the Syrian people from this abhorrent brutality.
The veto was slammed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that it had been difficult to close the gaps with Russia and China. Visibly angry, U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice went further, saying that the U.S. was disgusted with the vetoes. The Security Council has been held hostage for months by two member states, at least one of which is still supplying Syria with weapons, she said at the Council meeting after the vote. .....
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The U.N. should be moved to Egypt.
Really bammy upset your MB cannot take over now?
Petulant children who do not understand why the world no longer cares what the US thinks about anything.
Ooohhh, I bet Obambi scares those Russians and Chinese guys sooooo much!
China & Russia know they are dealing with a tulip. Why is anyone surprised??
Ghaza. Close enough. Once a part of. It’ll do.
They also reenacted Professor Zeus invading the Forbidden Zone scene from Beneath the Planet of the Apes when someone accidentally said “Israel”.
Screw the united nations, the US has no business messing around in that country and killing people to save them.
But...but they don't tiptoe around it, as they should. They are squashing it with their shoes!
U.S. disgusted?? Why? Whenever dictators do the inevitable, the expected, the “normal” things they always do, by what logic have we earned the right to be disgusted?
What’s disgusting is the political DNA written into their regimes. Its naive, and dangerous over time, to not admit that is the problem and to instead pretend their expected behavior is the issue that we should show our displeasure over.
So, what’s BillaryBama going to do; grab a hanky from Michelle, call in the amasadors to China and Russia, slap them across the face with Michelle’s hanky and give them a good tongue lashing?
That will show them we mean business, right??
Wonder just how keen and eager the “UN” will be to intervene and call for the overthrow of the regime when the insurgencies and freedom demonstrations start happening in France of Germany or...
Obama fomented the terror there.
He gave Assad the green light.
Next thing you know, Obama will be shocked by what is happening in Iran, Libya and Egypt..../S
U.S. President Barack H. Obama issued a scathing condemnation of Assad and his regime. Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now, the statement said. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately. The international community must work to protect the Syrian people from this abhorrent brutality.
My dog could lift his leg and be more scathing than that.
Remember when Bush was to blame for failing to build a strong international coalition? Bush blew it again!
Obama has turned a blind eye to Syria and Iran, He has made mockery of matters in Egypt, Libya,Algeria and Tunisia.
He has set the Middle east afire and he acts like he is Salomon.
Turkey has asked for a no fly zone over Syria and Rick Perry backed the notion while Obama turned a blind eye.
Now suddenly , Obama is concerned.