Skip to comments.Russia, US Nearing Proxy War in Syria
Posted on 06/13/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
France has called on the United Nations to authorize using "all means" necessary to end the carnage in Syria, bringing the civil war closer to the edge of a proxy war between Russia and the Western alliance.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria's opposition, hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charged that Moscow is sending a new shipment of attack helicopters to Damascus.
Lavrov spoke during a brief visit to Iran, which along with Syria are two of Russias favorite nations for investment of nuclear development and arms exports.
The Russian foreign minister said that supplying "anti-air defense systems" to Syrian President Bashar Assad "in no way violates international laws. Reflecting an increasing Cold War attitude, he added, "That contrasts with what the United States is doing with the opposition, which is providing arms to the Syrian opposition which are being used against the Syrian government.
Pravda last November headlined Russia and USA on verge of another Cold War over an article concerning Americas missile defense system in Europe. Dmitry Medvedev, now prime minister, said that Russia will deploy new ballistic missiles that can guarantee the total destruction of the European part of the air defense system.
Lavrovs accusations of Washingtons sending weapons to Syrian rebels was the first time Russia has directly fingered the United States.
One deterrent from direct Western military intervention in Syria has been the fear that the civil war could erupt into an all-out proxy war that could blow up into a regional conflict, with Assad backed by Russia and Iran and the opposition backed by the United States and Western allies. The likelihood of military intervention increased Wednesday with France's appeal, which would require the United Nations to use force...
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“There was that sense of sacred obligation that, frankly, we have lost during these last two wars,” Obama said. “I want to restore that.” It’s also important that a president speaks to military service as an OBLIGATION not just of some, but of many.”, Barack Hussein Obama Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm
So he wants the draft re-instituted? What is it he wants to restore, exactly?
This is beween the Russians, Syrians and Iranians on one hand and Saudi Arabia on the other. The Saudi’s are doing their damnedest to drag us into it. We still haven’t cleaned up the mess in Afghanistan, Iraq or Libya. We don’t need another.
We really don’t want to provide a provocation for Putin to use to distract the Russian people. We would do a Putin a huge favor. We don’t want to do that. We’re setting off another arms race.
To go along with bungling us into a depression, now the Obama Administration is intent on bungling us into a war too?
Someone explain to me why we have a dog in that fight.
We need to stay out of it, no matter how much the Saudis (and their EU proxies) want us in.
The Russian foreign minister said that supplying "anti-air defense systems" to Syrian President Bashar Assad "in no way violates international laws." Reflecting an increasing Cold War attitude, he added, "That contrasts with what the United States is doing with the opposition, which is providing arms to the Syrian opposition which are being used against the Syrian government."What's the FM's nick on FR?
The interests of the US are best served by all of these parties fighting among each other, and being too busy to attack us.
I'd like to hear that too. It's all simple. How is it in our national interest turning over another part of the caliphate to the Sunni "hood?"
The propaganda doesn't pass the smell test.
"Responsibility to Protect" is idealistic crap, not a real national foreign policy. Can any of the BS coming out of Syria, from either side, be considered believable?
We keep hearing from Hitlery, but zero from Zero about what his intentions are, and the timing.
The whole thing stinks.
Ruskis wanting to send in their attack helos (Hine?), well good let’s pull a Charley Wilson and bring in some nice Ground to Air Stingers.
Won’t happen until nobama and hitlery are past tense.
We should pull out of that morass to take out Iran. Syria is a sideshow.
And killing as many of each other on both sides, including nit layers and nits, as possible.
I agree. Muslims killing Muslims and the problem is what?
Looks like a win win to me.
For Obama to wag.
“Muslims killing Muslims and the problem is what?”
Nothing that I can see. Let them kill each other and then let their moon god sort ‘em out.
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