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Russia Rules Out Libyan Scenario in Syria
RiaNovosti ^ | December 9, 2012 | RiaNovosti

Posted on 12/09/2012 5:35:08 PM PST by Navy Patriot

Russia will not allow a repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

“We’ll not allow the Libyan experience to be reproduced in Syria. Unfortunately our Western partners have departed from the Geneva accords and are seeking the departure of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad,” Lavrov said, adding Russia was not clinging to any individual leaders in Syria.

Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria on July 19 over fears that it would lead to foreign military intervention in the Middle East country.

The resolution was tied to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which would have provided for the use of force to put an end to the rapidly escalating conflict.

Russia says it has no special interest in seeing Assad remain in power, but that the “Syrian people” should decide his fate.

A number of Western countries have been trying to persuade Moscow to support a resolution effectively authorizing a military operation, but Russia has repeatedly insisted that the Western drive for a stronger crackdown on Syria is preparation for a “Libyan scenario.”

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assad; rebels; syriawar; wmd
This is not opinion but news of the apparently official Russian government position. Not backing down.
1 posted on 12/09/2012 5:35:19 PM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

This is MUCH more serious than we are being led to believe, in the USA.

We love “Syrian Rebels” enough to have a VERY SERIOUS problem with Russia? Cuz that’s what we are looking at, here —the snake is rattling it’s tail in a very major way, here.

It could be WWIII, in return for helping freaking Al Qaeda against a mob that is comparatively SECULAR.

Hey that’sTHREE strikes, right in a row. WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDERS SAY...?


2 posted on 12/09/2012 5:42:10 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Ping.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 5:43:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: gaijin

Agree. This ain’t good at all.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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5 posted on 12/09/2012 5:48:56 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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6 posted on 12/09/2012 5:49:56 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Army Air Corps

With the capable leaders that we have just elected, there is nothing to worry about./s Prayers tonight to a mercyful God are in order however.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 5:50:16 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Navy Patriot
Russia says it has no special interest in seeing Assad remain in power, but that the “Syrian people” should decide his fate.

I don't believe Russia really feels that way but I do. Our only involvement should have been to quarantine the violence within Syria's borders.

8 posted on 12/09/2012 5:50:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Yep. Let Syria, Russia, and Iran deal with this mess.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 5:52:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Navy Patriot
And those Anglo-Saudis are pushing the Syria has crossed yet another one of Obama's lines narrative.

Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Say Activists

10 posted on 12/09/2012 5:54:14 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: gaijin
Additionally, we do not have International Law or the UN on our side in Syria. We did in Korea, Vietnam, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya...

And any False Flag stuff was conventional weapons.

If we False Flag with chemical WMD's it's war crime, crimes against humanity, Geneva Convention...

See ya at Nuremberg.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 5:55:11 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: TigersEye

Agreed.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Over most of my life I’ve probably sounded like quite a jingoist, but really —haven’t we been mucking around in enough CIVIL WARS...? They’re acting like we’re loaded to the gills with cash and influence, and fighting with inanimate robots.

We’re broke, troops are living beings, and this LEAPS to mind as NONE of our freaking business.

Besides the Balkans and Africa it strains my mind to imagine a place more deserving of the USA steering clear.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 5:58:16 PM PST by gaijin
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To: justa-hairyape

I suspect the “activists” would know, they used ‘em.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 6:01:04 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: gaijin
I wouldn't muck around any further than the North end of Alaska.
15 posted on 12/09/2012 6:05:00 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Army Air Corps

True. Let Russia and Iran pay the costs of ‘nation building’ the rubble and rabble that’s left if they want to. If we don’t like how they’re doing it we can rag on ‘em at the UN. It’s not our obligation to fix everything in the world.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 6:10:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Navy Patriot
Suspicions the "activists" are more dangerous than anyone knows. Lines in the sand type times, and here we go walking in supporting the wrong crowd again. That supporting the wrong crowd can get ones' head in a heap of trouble. Fingerprints of the majority say they support the wrong crowd, as usual. No surprise. The world is simply waiting on the signal to bend over to kiss their backsides goodbye.
17 posted on 12/09/2012 6:11:25 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Russia knows that owebama gets his orders from the muslim brotherhood.

They don’t.

owebama wants to install another morsi in syria to please his handlers in the mb.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 6:17:51 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Army Air Corps

With luck, the fightig in Syria will continue for another decade.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 6:18:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Navy Patriot

it’s too late, the idiot American regime is alreeady there and ww 3 or ww 4 (depending on how you count) is starting


20 posted on 12/09/2012 6:53:16 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TigersEye

The Rooskie just wants to get paid.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 7:12:47 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: 43north

Agreed, all.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 8:42:32 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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