Let’s open this post with Kofi Annan’s statement at the UN. Where he drops all pretence of being impartial. And shows his true face, the imperialist NATO regime change face.
Kofi Annan: “President Assad believed the main obstacle was the actions of militants. Clearly, all parties must cease violence. But equally clearly, the first responsibility lies with the Government.”
As if that is possible while under attack? Wouldn’t the Syrian government be remiss in their duties if they failed to defend the nation? Most certainly they would. Annan’s words are absurd. But, telling.
The state heads of Russia, China and four other nations signed a statement calling for non-intervention in Syria and Iran.
The heads of state of Russia, China and four Central Asian partner nations signed a statement Thursday opposing outside intervention in Syria and Iran.
"We believe any attempts to resolve the Iranian issue by force are unacceptable," the statement from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization read. "Such attempts could lead to unpredictably serious consequences, which would threaten stability and security in the region and the entire world."
The heads of state of the other member nations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, who attended the meeting hosted in Beijing, also signed the statement.
On Syria, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization statement was less blunt, calling for "dialogues that respect Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity."
Russia, China and other nations have received a request from Syria to investigate the Houla killings
I will highlight an especially logical train of thought, obviously, not emanating from the West.
Russia, China and other countries received a request from the Syrian government to investigate last month’s massacre in Houla, according to a senior lawmaker in the Russian ruling party.
The timing of the Houla massacre, as well reports yesterday by opposition activists of the killing of 78 people, more than half of them women and children, in a village in Hama province, point to the involvement of rebel fighters, said Pushkov. The first massacre happened a day before United Nations envoy Kofi Annan visited Syria and the latest on the eve of UN Security Council discussions on Syria, he said.Yup, that about sums it up. For the NATO/GCC backed fighters there is direct political benefit.
“To carry out such acts on the eve of such events is absolutely counterproductive for the Syrian government,” Pushkov said. “To the contrary, I can see that for rebel fighters, especially Islamist rebel fighters for whom blood is cheap, as shown by experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and many other places, there is a direct political benefit.”
Russia Urges Saudi Arabia, Qatar to Halt Help for Syria Rebels
“Boats carrying weapons are being dispatched and they are getting financing too because Saudi Arabia and Qatar are paying salaries to members of the Syrian Free Army,” Alexei Pushkov, the head of the foreign-affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, said in a telephone interview today. “Instead of supporting the armed actions of the opposition, we want them to exert a restraining influence.”
“Weapons are entering Syria through its borders with Lebanon and Turkey,” Riad Haddad said in a June 1 interview. “And these are heavy weapons.”
As for suggestions of a “Yemen style” plan for Syria
"Application of the so-called Yemen scenario to resolve the conflict in Syria is possible only if the Syrians themselves agree to it," Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said, Interfax reported. "The Yemen scenario was discussed by the Yemenis themselves. If this scenario is discussed by Syrians themselves and is adopted by them, we are not against it."
Russia say’s “ok” if the Syrian people like it. This goes right along with the line Russia has been touting all along. Respecting the territory. Respecting the people's wishes.
It is not likely the Syrian people will like that idea. Russia is using diplospeak here. They are certain there is no appetite amongst the Syrian people for Assad to go.
If Annan declares the 6 point plan dead, look for the NATO “ allies” to launch an attack, without a UN mandate.As of right now, a UN mandate seems pretty much a no go.