Warning: were going long today, do take the time to read all despite the length
The West was going to use this last ditch effort at getting a resolution to overthrow the government of Syria.
This has been the goal since they begin fomenting dissent back in March of this year.
See -Western backed Social Media "revolution" coming to Syria
I put this post up March 24/2011 and said "All the hallmarks are there !"
No, I am not psychic.
-Russia and China cast a rare double veto at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday
-The veto marked a defeat after months of European-led diplomatic efforts to impose sanctions on Damascus (and to destabilize the nation of Syria)
-The vote triggered an angry reaction from Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who walked out of the Security Council meeting in protest.
In fact Susan Rice says the US is "outraged" Britian is freaking out and France says who cares!
Turkey is going to push ahead with sanctions anyway, being firmly placed in the pocket of NATO.
Turkey said it will impose sanctions against its troubled neighbor Syria, despite the collapse of a sanction-resolutionDefinitely Related-
Turkey Planning Military Exercises At Syrian Border
Turkish armed forces announced Tuesday (yesterday) it will conduct a week long series of military exercises in a province along the Syrian border.
Some Middle East experts immediately interpreted the announcement as a warning to Damascus.
"Turkey is sending a signal to Syria," said Lale Kemal, a defense expert and Ankara bureau chief with the Turkish newspaper Taraf.
Coincidentally or not
Erdogan also said he planned to visit Syrian refugees living in camps along the Turkish border. That expected visit is likely to coincide with the Turkish military exercises near the border.ATurkish official told CNN on condition of anonymity that Turkey was considering taking "a series of steps" against the Syrian government.
Of course, the concocted Syrian Transitional Government or National Council, the second one, recently formed in Turkey to overthrow the Assad Government has said the double veto is "truly encouraging violence" and that "Supporting Bashar al-Assad in his militarist and fascist project will not encourage the Syrian people to stick to a peaceful revolution"
Myself, I never noticed any such "peaceful revolution" in Syria.
The activists have been armed and confrontational from the beginning in March.
Attacking people in their home, government buildings, killing soldiers, derailing trains and bombing pipelines. Just to name a few of the so called peaceful activities. Ambassador Ford has been most helpful in all this. As have been so many other nations, previously named in a multitude of posts on the destabilization of Syria.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said this
"We will redouble our efforts to work with other nations to increase the pressure on the regime wherever we can, and we assure the people of Syria that they will not be forgotten"
Which really means, we are going to send more bombs and guns into Syria, you ain't seen nothing yet! Excerpt from the speech of Syrian ambassador which caused the Condoleeza clone, Susan Rice, to walk out
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari-
"Certain states are leading the international campaign to intervene in Syria under the pretext of human rights and protection of civilians. These countries continue to reject the existence of these terrorist groups in Syria, for reasons that are known to all," he said.
"Moreover, these states continue to protect and sponsor the leaders of these terrorist groups who they host in their capitals."
While Ja'afari was speaking, Rice walked out, followed shortly after by British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant.
They missed the Syrian ambassador's toughest words.
"Prestige is more important than might. The sponsors of this draft resolution lost their prestige and now they have resorted to might and power for they lost the respect of the majority of member states of this organization," the Syrian ambassador said.
"In this conduct, they are undermining international legality and they are leading the whole world into a new colonial era and military adventures that are bound and doomed to failure," he added.
"The Russian delegation has exerted all possible efforts since the beginning to reach a positive respond by the Security Council with regard to the events witnessed in Syria….we along with China forged a draft resolution in which we referred to the national sovereignty and the non-interference in Syria's affairs including the military interference, in addition to calling for avoiding any confrontations and holding dialogue to achieve the civil peace and the national interest and to enhance the political and social life in Syria."
" It is unacceptable to threat Syria to impose sanctions on it as it contradicts with solving disputes on the basis of dialogue…our demands on not accepting the military interference were not taken into consideration…We are afraid that this resolution and the statements made by some politicians will lead to conflicts and a wide war in Syria that would affect the stability of the region and the situation in the Middle East."
"We don't accept the acts of violence in Syria and the pressures exerted on the peaceful protestors, yet this tragedy is not only caused by the authorities as the latest events proved that the opposition is extremist and it seeks to be backed by foreign powers to carry out its acts of killing and intimidating the people who cooperate with the Syrian security forces and to attack the universities and schools…We extend our condolences to Syria's Grand Mufti, Ahmad Badre ddine Hassoun," he said.
Digression coming, relevant and necessary!
The Syrian government on Monday blamed "terrorist" attackers for killing the son of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric and declared that its forces had seized a large number of weapons near the Turkish border .(Where the "refugee" camps just happen to be located)
The Mufti's son was killed in an ambush on the road between Idib and Aleppo.An area where in Syria the "activists" have been quite active. The Mufti declared his son's killers "want Syria to kneel before Zionists and America" I am not going to argue with that.
In an emotional sermon carried live Monday on state television, Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, whose 21-year-old son died Sunday in an apparent ambush, lauded Assad. He said the Syrian president was a leader "who wants to guide Syria to victory, put the Syrian people on the path to victory, and give the homeland's sons the opportunity to be proud of their values, religion and Arabism."
Someone is fomenting war between the different religious groups. The mention of the killing of the Mufti's son was clearly a "shot across the bow" in the war of words.
Digression ended- back to Russian UN Ambassador
"The best way to get out of the crisis is to reject the provocations and to hold dialogue among all the Syrian parties…Russia continues its contacts with Damascus and it calls upon the Syrian authorities to be fast in making the changes and to release all the detainees who didn't commit any criminal acts, in addition to holding dialogue with the opposition."
China also called for dialogue
Judging by the over reaction of Susan Rice and the comments by Hague of Britain, things are going to get worse in Syria.
You can bet Britain, France, Israel, Turkey, Jordan the US and all others who have been participating in the destabilization of Syria in order to take out the Assad government are going to keep on, keeping on.
Many have wondered, including myself, if Russia and China were going to cave in to Western interests, as happened with the Libyan resolution. It doesn't look like it.
Will the next move be peacekeepers from China and Russia?