who wants war in syria
DrMarty | February 1, 2012 at 02:17 amby
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Not only Russia and China, who had made it clear they would stand firm against the provocation, but also India, Pakistan, and South Africa opposed the French-British-Qatar resolution in the UN Security Council today, a resolution composed in order to move towards an international war, Libya-style, against Syria.
All five said that the UN Charter gives no mandate to meddle in the internal affairs of any country, and said that the UN's only objective should be a peaceful dialogue among Syrians and no one else.
China said they endorsed the earlier Russian resolution which the British, French, and US had rejected. Although rejecting the resolution offfered, Russia agreed to discuss it with its sponsors, which will begin Wednesday.
Syria's United Nations ambassador recalled how as a high-school student in the 1950s, he had send his lunch money to the Gulf to help the Arabs there fight British colonialism.
He remarked that it was remarkable that the fight for democracy and freedom was now being led by oligarchical countries which even lack constitutions, but which substitute satellite stations and fancy conference halls -- in part a reference to Qatar and its Al-Jazeera network.
He said that it was remarkable how France had suddenly fallen in love with the Syrian people after so many centuries of indifference.
Later he noted that France had slaughtered 5,000 Algerians in a single hour in 1959.
He also noted that the report of the Arab League monitors in Syria had not been given to the Security Council, and read and cited many paragraphs in it which supported his government's accusations, among other things that Syria was being attacked by armed fighters, and that much of the violence from the Syrian government had been forced on it by these forces.
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