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Suspension Of UN Mission: Pretext For West’s “Next Steps” In Syria

Xinhua News Agency
June 17, 2012

Suspension of UN observer mission serves for western “next steps” in Syria

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What has further sustained the belief that the U.S. and its allies are pushing for militarization are recent reports that around 6,000 people, including Arabs, Afghans and Turks, have been recruited and trained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to commit “terrorist” acts in Syria.

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• Robert Mood announced Saturday that he decided to suspend the patrols of his 300-member team.
• Washington said it’s studying the next measures it would undertake to deal with the Syrian crisis.
• The UNSC’s five permanent members will also consider the next steps for the observer mission.

DAMASCUS: The suspension of UN observers’ patrols in Syria on Saturday shortly ahead of the upcoming G-20 summit in Mexico triggered the superpowers’ preparation for the “next steps toward a Syrian-led political transition” without shunning military options.

Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), announced Saturday that he has decided to suspend the patrols of his 300-member team, citing spiraling violence in restive areas.

The observers have been deployed in Syria since April 20, a week after the six-point plan sponsored by the UN special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan went into effect, and their deployment was believed to be the only workable item of the plan to end the violence in Syria.

Mood accused both the government and the opposition of lacking the real will to push for a political settlement.

Syria has said that violence has been remarkably stepped up since the arrival of the observers, with at least five huge bombings taking place in different parts of the country since then.

The Syrian government and the opposition traded accusations, blaming each other for hindering the UN job and the mounting violence.

Immediately after the observers’ decision to suspend their patrols, Washington said it’s studying the next measures it would undertake to deal with the Syrian crisis without shunning the military option.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for U.S. National Security Council, said his country is now working with allies “regarding next steps toward a Syrian-led political transition” without the Syrian president. “The sooner this transition takes place, the greater the chance of averting a lengthy and bloody sectarian civil war,” he said.

The UN Security Council’s five permanent members will also consider the next steps for the observer mission after Mood briefs them on the situation in Syria on Tuesday.

Observers believe that no major step would be taken until after the G-20 summit amid reports that the recent violence in Syria will be at its top agenda as world powers try to overcome pro- Syrian government Russia’s stances.

Al-Thawra, a local newspaper in Syria, said Sunday that no one could “exonerate the U.S. statements that have come in parallel with the temporary suspension of the UN mission.”

What has further sustained the belief that the U.S. and its allies are pushing for militarization are recent reports that around 6,000 people, including Arabs, Afghans and Turks, have been recruited and trained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to commit “terrorist” acts in Syria.

Syria reports daily killing and detention of dozens of alleged terrorists from different nationalities. A day earlier, it announced the murder to a prominent terrorist, Walid al-Ayyesh, whom it said had supervised the packing of all cars that were exploded in Damascus over the past months.

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  1. Hoarsewhisperer
    June 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This article is actually a quite provocative expression of China’s complete lack of faith in US/UN’s stage-management approach to procedures which should be transparent. It’s also more than a little interesting that Xinhua files reports from “Damascus” – a privilege denied reporters from Western “news” outlets with a solid reputation for reporting the US-preferred “rebel” perspective.

    The selected content certainly begs more questions than it answers. For example Mood’s implied independence (from the US) in the claim that…
    Robert Mood announced Saturday that he decided to suspend the patrols of his 300-member team.
    … is thrown into doubt in this passage from later in the article…
    Immediately after the observers’ decision to suspend their patrols, Washington said it’s studying the next measures it would undertake to deal with the Syrian crisis without shunning the military option.
    And if anyone was expecting to hear or read something truthful or enlightening from Mood’s 300 observers, this passage suggests that we’ll have to wait until Uncle Sam has finished “redacting” the dissonant components.
    The UN Security Council’s five permanent members will also consider the next steps for the observer mission after Mood briefs them on the situation in Syria on Tuesday.

    The clear implication in the above, whether true or not, is that the UN’s (impartial?) Observer Chief/gatekeeper, Mood, reports to the US before receiving permission to “brief” the UNSC.
    It’s reminiscent of the US Ambassador to the UN, Negraponte(?), snatching Iraq’s WMD report the moment it was tabled at the UN, without a squeak of protest from the other diplomats present at the time. Not one had the courage or self-respect to snatch it back and evict him.

  2. Charles
    June 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    It is obvious that the participates in all the trouble,oh i,m sorry the peace missions in the
    middle east are countries facing severe financial problems so now is the time to exploit the
    countries with lesser military means.The world is watching,even the less educated who are
    not willing to die any longer for bankers and chicken hawks.As a former military person my
    self and colleagues are sworn to protect the country and constitution in it,s original form and murdering, protecting poppy fields,and furthering the political agenda of a few bankers
    is not included in the security of our country.These feelings and observations are shared by
    all the military people i am acquainted with.It is time that men learn to sit and resolve issues
    by talking rather than killing, which is barbaric and uncivilized.It is time to move humanity to
    the next level of civilization…..PEACE ON EARTH………………….

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