It does appear that the Russian/Chinese version of drafts was adopted. Read entire piece at above link-
- Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria, and to the purposes and principles of the Charter
(one of my favourite pics of this evil woman)
-Condemning the widespread violations of human rights by the Syrian authorities, as well as any human rights abuses by armed groups, recalling that those responsible shall be held accountable, and expressing its profound regret at the death of many thousands of people in Syria,
-Noting the Syrian government’s commitment on 25 March 2012 to implement the six-point proposal of the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, and to implement urgently and visibly its commitments, as it agreed to do in its communication to the Envoy of 1 April 2012, to (a) cease troop movements towards population centers, (b) cease all use of heavy weapons in such centers, and (c) begin pullback of military concentrations in and around population centers, and to implement these in their entirety by no later than 10 April 2012, and noting also the Syrian opposition’s expressed commitment to respect the cessation of violence, provided the government does so;
-Expressing concern over ongoing violence and reports of casualties which have escalated again in recent days, following the Envoy’s assessment of 12 April 2012 that the parties appeared to be observing a cessation of fire and that the Syrian government had started to implement its commitments, and noting that the cessation of armed violence in all its forms is therefore clearly incomplete.
As the Syrian government began to implement it’s commitments, armed violence increased.
Clearly. Who does not want a cease-fire?
2. Calls upon the Syrian government to implement visibly its commitments in their entirety, as it agreed to do in the Preliminary Understanding and as stipulated in resolution 2042 (2012), to (a) cease troop movements towards population centers, (b) cease all use of heavy weapons in such centers, (c) complete pullback of military concentrations in and around population centers, as well as to withdraw its troops and heavy weapons from population centers to their barracks or temporary deployment places to facilitate a sustained cessation of violence;
3. Calls upon all parties in Syria, including the opposition, to immediately cease all armed violence in all its forms;
4. Calls upon the Syrian armed opposition groups and relevant elements to respect relevant provisions of the Preliminary Understanding;
Since we are repeatedly informed via the lying media that the armed elements are not under any centralized control we should expect the SNC to claim it is impossible to rein the terrorists in.
Obviously this is a lie.
There is ample centralized control in the terrorist supporting nation of Turkey, to stop the flow of guns and fighters. You and I know that Turkey ain’t gonna do that!
We are supposed to believe that this “new and assertive Russian policy” is because Putin is back!
Why does the lying media want people to believe this? The policy appears to be the same, a continuation of what has been ongoing for a year now. Why does the media present their news in this manner?
The Security Council yesterday unanimously backed sending 300 unarmed UN observers to Syria to monitor a cease-fire agreement between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebel groups fighting to oust him, even as violence continued. The resolution was crafted by Russia with support from China, nations that had objected to tougher U.S.-backed measures against the Assad regime.
“The Russians will be hoping fervently that this leads to some kind of peaceful resolution between Assad and the opposition in Syria,” said Tony Brenton, U.K. ambassador to Russia from 2004 to 2008. “If you think that not so long ago, after the collapse of communism, Russia became a completely negligible international factor, to be back out there at the table brokering international policy is a big thing for them.”
Russia’s shift from simply vetoing Security Council measures it opposes to drafting ones that serve its interests, coincides with Vladimir Putin’s return to power as president, with rising oil prices that are benefiting Russia’s economy, and with what Russian and other officials perceive to be America’s waning global hegemony.....
Is America’s global hegemony waning?
They also said friction between the U.S. and Pakistan has forced American and allied troops in Afghanistan to rely more on northern supply routes over which Russia has considerable influence. That, they said, has constrained the Obama administration’s ability to confront Russia on issues such as Iran, Syria, and North Korea while also seeking to withdraw U.S. forces and equipment from Afghanistan and soliciting foreign aid for the regime of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Was allowing the use of the base a means to gain influence?
Perhaps, Russia was playing chess?
While the Russia-backed Security Council Resolution 2043 lets unarmed monitors be deployed for an initial 90 days, it contains no sanctions or other penalties for Syria if it violates the cease-fire.Vitaly Churkin made some interesting comments-
“Any deviation from the provisions is unacceptable,” Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s envoy to the UN, said after yesterday’s Security Council vote. “Powerful forces” already are planning for the observers’ mission to fail, Churkin told reporters after the vote. “They already have other plans, which they entertain.”.
Churkin’s remarks were an apparent reference to the possibility raised by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of getting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization involved in the Syrian conflict, one of the U.S. officials said.
As mentioned in my previous post- Hilary Clinton, war whore extraordinaire, made the prospect of NATO intervention to circumvent a UN mandate very clear. Not as if Hilary is subtle about her bloodlust.
“The Libyan model should always be something that remains in the past,” Churkin said
From the Montreal Gazette- Shame!
Lying Media : The violence came even as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan singled out the government of President Bashar Assad in an appeal for an end to hostilities by both loyalist forces and rebels seeking to oust him.
Kofi Annan "I urge all forces whether governmental, opposition or others to put down their weapons and work with the United Nations monitors to consolidate the fragile cessation of violence," Annan said in a statement.
Kofi Annan did not single out the Syrian government.
Washington Post Lies
“Evidence is mounting that Islamist extremists are seeking to commandeer what began as a non-ideological uprising aimed at securing greater political freedom”
Evidence is mounting? Who is the Washington Post kidding?!
The Islamist extremists have been brought in to fight, to destroy, to kill, to maim. To cleanse.
And they have been brought in by NATO via their proxies in Turkey and Jordan.
The Washington Post fabricating reality for a gullible audience.
The fighters that came in from Turkey in the first major attac,k nearly a year ago, at Jisr al Shigour were almost all Muslim Brotherhood and/ or Salafist fighters- Aided by NATO and Israel. And Western Special Ops, can’t forget that. France, US, UK.....
Thanks to NYS for pointing out that Tunisians have been fighting in Syria- coming in through Turkey
As mentioned there is plenty of centralized control in the Turkish terrorist supporting nation to stop the fighters.