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U.S. Ready To Attack Syria Outside UN?

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May 31, 2012

US ready to act on Syria outside UN?

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The US has hinted at taking actions against the Syrian regime bypassing the authority of the UN Security Council. This comes as pressure is piling up on Damascus following massacre in Houla that claimed over 100 lives.

US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has said that if the council does not take swift action to pressure Syrian authorities to end 14-month crackdown on the anti-government uprising, the Security Council members may have no choice but to consider acting outside the UN.

“Members of the international community are left with the option only of having to consider whether they are prepared to take actions outside of the Annan plan and the authority of this council,” Rice said on Wednesday after the 15-member council met in a closed door session to discuss last week’s massacre.

The United Nations is conducting its own investigation of who exactly is responsible for the bloodshed in the town of Houla. However the US and its allies seem to have come to their own conclusion, saying that the Assad government is solely responsible for the violence.

Rice did not specify what “actions” she meant. However the US and European countries had earlier imposed their own sanction on Syria outside the UN. So there are fears that her words could mean the threat of military action.

The US envoy said the worst but most probable scenario in Syria is a failure of Annan’s peace plan and a spreading conflict that could create a major crisis not only in Syria but also in the entire region.

“The Syrian government has made commitments. It has blatantly violated those commitments, and, I think it’s quite clear, as we have said for many weeks if they continue to do so there should be consequences,” Rice said.

Meanwhile, Syria’s Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari has stated Wednesday that the massacre in the town of Houla was carried out by “professional terrorists” who were seeking to ignite a sectarian conflict in the country.

“Many Syrian innocents got killed because of this misbehavior of these outsiders. The Syrian people need one clear-cut message that the international community, if there is an international community, is there to help settling the conflict in Syria,” he said referring to last Friday’s violence.

Russia’s envoy tot the UN Vitaly Churkin stated that both the authorities and opposition leaders should understand that the current situation in Syria is unacceptable.

Kosovo pattern in Syria?

Susan Rice’s comment became a disturbing reminder of what happened in 1999 when the US and NATO intervened in the former Yugoslavia without a UN Security Council mandate.

“The precedent is already there – we’ve mentioned Kosovo. It’s exactly what happened – you had an allegation of a massacre, which was the village of Racak; you had a UN decree that was severely bullied by the US ambassador who was leading the observation mission on the ground; you had claims that it was brutal unprovoked massacre of innocent civilians by government troops. Serbia was blamed, presented with the ultimatum and then bombed,” historian and author Nebojsa Malic told RT.

“We have the same pattern repeating itself in Syria.”

Blogger Rick Rozoff believes that the US has warned Russia and China that it will push forward military action no matter what.

“Ambassador Rice is basically telling Russia and China and other members of the Security Council that if they do not go along with Western plans for more stringent sanctions and other actions against Syria, the US and its NATO allies reserve the right to act outside the Security Council as they did with Yugoslavia 13 years ago and launch military actions against Syria,” Rozoff told RT.

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  1. Ribeekah Grant
    May 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm | #1

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg. I don’t understand how a military intervention would help the people of Syria to save their lives. The Syrians are dying and will die any how you take it. Kosovo presents a historical model for the West to learn from but their agenda is not about learning from the evidence of history, it is about maintaining geopolitical and economic hegemony. That’s the only thing that makes sense for a military intervention in Syria. The Syrian people know best their history of tribal conflicts. Can outsiders with a history of human exploitation, genocide and oppression really liberate the people of Syria?
    Afghanistan and Libya are the most recent cases where a political settlement should have been pursued and instead, a military option was pursued to obtain a political settlement. In Yemen, also, when one looks at the scenario as it unfolds, it is morphing into a military settlement. If the US and its allies had any value for human life, then the speed with which they pursue the military option would never be an option. But war is business and a lot of elected officials in their governments look out for the corporations that fund their political campaigns and help them to become multimillionaires.
    The Syrian people have to dig deep into their history and utilize their religious scholars to settle their differences. This dispute cannot be settled by guns and bullets. Should the people of Syria follow any other path outside of themselves, then they would be the losers for decades to come.

  2. rosemerry
    May 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | #2

    Susan Rice is the reverse of a diplomat. Her lies have already been exposed in this instance, but already the ambassadors have been withdrawn form Syria (hardly a helpful step). As with Iran, the decisions are made by the “international community” against a target nation, then the “facts” are invented to ensure further dangerous action on the target. Who benefits? Not Syrians or ordinary people in the region; just special interests.

  3. Fernando
    June 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm | #3

    Yes the u.s has to stop these murderers women and children should not be targets for these cowards I hope the u.s and NATO does it as soon as possible dont let these children killers waste another breath on this earth terrorize them the way they did to those innocent victim

    • richardrozoff
      June 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm | #4

      What do you believe should be done to a nation that has killed thousands of children, not on its own territory, but around the world over the past thirteen years?
      Or are only small and defenseless states ones that can arouse your moral indignation?

    • Michael
      June 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm | #5

      Dear misguided friend:
      Just remember that Clinton’s U.S. Secretary of State and UN ambassador, Ms. Madeleine Korbel Albright proudly stated that “500 000 dead Iraqi children is small price to pay!”
      WHO is really cowardly murderer of women and children?
      DO NOT believe everything you read, see and hear in the media, since in every conflict TRUTH is the first real VICTIM!

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