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U.S. Plans To Act Against Syria Outside UN Troubling: Russian Diplomat

July 20, 2012

U.S. plans to act on Syria bypassing UN send troubling signal – Russian diplomat

MOSCOW: Russia is concerned over plans announced by the United States to influence Damascus bypassing the UN Security Council.

“If such statements and such plans are elements of real politics, it sends quite a troubling signal to all of us, prompting us to think how the international community is going to respond to international conflicts,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a press briefing in Moscow on Friday.

A task facing all foreign players, “especially the members of the UN Security Council, is to use all of their resources and abide by decisions that were adopted collectively earlier,” he said.

Lukashevich said he was speaking about decisions adopted by the UN Security Council’s five permanent members and subsequently supported by the entire international community – Resolutions 2024 and 2043 and the Geneva communique.

U.S. Department of State spokesman Patrick Ventrell earlier gave a positive answer to a question about Washington’s possible plans to act bypassing the UN Security Council.

Russia and China have blocked the resolution three times, he said.

The U.S. would like these countries to change their position, but they refuse to do so, Ventrell said.

The U.S. would continue working through the UN if there were a chance for new prospects regarding the position of Russia and China, he said.

But the U.S. has a broader strategy, and it has no intention of stopping to do what it has been doing because there is no resolution, he said.


July 20, 2012

EU has no right to inspect Russian planes, ships bound for Syria – expert

MOSCOW: The European Union’s plans to inspect aircraft and ships for violations of the arms embargo imposed on Syria cannot be applied to Russian planes and ships, Roman Pukhov, the director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technology, told Interfax-AVN on Friday.

“Only aircraft and ships of the European Union are subject to this requirement. The EU has no international legal right to inspect aircraft and ships belonging to countries that are not its members, including Russia,” Pukhov said.

Pukhov was commenting on media reports saying that the EU plans to adopt a resolution in Brussels on Monday to inspect aircraft and ships suspected of violating the arms embargo imposed on Syria.

It is impossible to imagine a situation in which a Russian ship sailing to Syria, whichever cargo it may be carrying, would be stopped and searched, he said.

“This is impossible in terms of law and in the military-technical context. It is absolutely impossible to imagine EU servicemen boarding Russian ships,” he said.

Russian-Syrian military-technical cooperation is proceeding in strict compliance with international law, he said. “Syria is not under UN Security Council sanctions. Therefore arms deliveries to the Syrian authorities are not banned,” Pukhov said.

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  1. Michael
    July 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Threats and ULTIMATUMS are not new devices in rather corny, predictable, brutal and savage arsenal of the U.S. and her cronies in the quest to achieve “New World Order.”
    In 1998 U.S. Secretary of War/State, one vicious and grotesque, Madeleine Albright issued clear ultimatum to the Government of rump-Yugoslavia: You can sign now on the dotted line and avoid being bombed into the stone age or signed later after being bombed into the stone age, the choice is yours!”
    Less than six months later, NATO was ready to unleash its barbaric powers in the name of “Peace Conference” held in French castle of Rombuet outside of Paris.
    Why should Syria be treated differently current Secretary of War/State might ask?
    After all she applied the same strategy in Libya last year!!!

  2. Hoarsewhisperer
    July 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    There’s a certain absence of logic underlying the (empty) US threat to by-pass the UN.
    If the media fairy tales about the “rebels” scoring multiple victories all across Syria were true then outside intervention would be at best unnecessary and at worst overkill.
    America’s real problem now is that if it and its NATO friends don’t intervene very soon then signs will emerge that the Syrian armed forces are successfully crushing the uprising. And if they do intervene soon then the Russians, and if necessary the Chinese, will crush the intervention.

  3. Michael
    July 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    The aim here, I am afraid, is much wider geopolitical change to accommodate Saudi supremacy over Sunni Muslims using Wahhabi dogma in order to contain Shia Muslims growing influence of Iran and secure U.S. protege, Israel, to continue its business of unbridled expansion in the Middle East at the same time.
    Saudi Wahhabism is what Catholic Inquisition was to the Christianity in the Dark/Middle Ages.
    Syria just happens to be an inconvenient obstacle and hard nut to crack.
    Very soon, U.S, France/ex colonial master of Syria together with Turkey, U.K. and Germany will embark on the path of no return. “Liberation” of Damascus was a total failure on July 19, gloves are off: U.S. will have to remove the mask as well authorizing yet another “humanitarian action” in Syria bypassing the UN.
    Of course, NATO, the BLOODY barbarian, will be entrusted with such “action” again.

    As Mr Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador in the UN eloquently stated, “DO NOT BE FOOLED, THERE IS NOTHING HUMANE IN THIS HUMANITARIAN MISSION!”

    Lets hope for the sake of innocent People of Syria and World PEACE, that reason and negotiated solution will be found soon!

  4. que
    July 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

    UN is dead beast

    • richardrozoff
      July 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      The author argues the opposite of what you impute to him; that is, he is unequivocally opposed to the jehadists (his word) and regrets that the sectors of the Left have abdicated their former role in denouncing imperialism, leaving the field open to extremist religious forces.
      In the words attributed to Spinoza: Not to bemoan, not to decry, but to understand.
      Pakistan is not the United States. It has a multi-party parliamentary system. In addition to two establishment parties, there are MPs from a variety of other parties ranging from religious to Marxist.
      Despite the Zardari regime – and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League – events in the country have shifted appreciably in the past few months, especially after the NATO attack of last November.
      In the recent UNSC vote where the Western resolution against Syria was vetoed by Russia and China, eleven states voted for the resolution and only two abstained: Pakistan and South Africa.
      The latter two then immediately introduced an alternative resolution which permitted the continuation of the UN observer mission – which the U.S. and NATO wanted to sabotage – with Russia and China signing onto it.
      As to whatever other aspects of the article in question may be deficient or inaccurate – and they do exist – one has to find confirmation of the truth wherever one can. There is surely a paucity of it in the West.

  5. Hoarsewhisperer
    July 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    It no longer matters how many vacuous (“how dare you!?”) motherhood statements America’s Full Spectrum Dominatrix, Hillary Clinton, or NATO’s Mr Fogh (Rasmussen), pull out of the hats they’re so fond of talking through; America is on the threshold of watching its fake civil war in Syria collapse in ruins.
    If Obama & The Pentagoons are silly enough to intervene no-one should be surprised to discover that Full Spectrum Dominance was just another wingnut/chickenhawk daydream The only potential bright note in all this for US-NATO will be the unforgettable lessons in “Hot Pursuit” (and ambush) they’ll receive from Russia and China.

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