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Al-Seyassah, Kuwait

Russia 'Bloodthirsty' and China 'Misguided' for Vetoing Syria Action

 

"It is a truism to say that Russia has never bet on a winning horse. But sad to say, the most painful turn of events has been the conversion of China - an emerging economic and demographic power - into the acolyte of a mafia-controlled country. Has Beijing also lost its global compass, has it failed to see the rivers of blood flowing in Syria, or is this simply a case of dictators flocking together?"

 

By Editor in Chief Ahmed Al-Jarallah*

 

Translated By Ahmed Amir

 

February 13, 2012

 

Kuwait - Al-Seyassah - Original Article (Arabic)

In this photo reportedly taken by a Syrian opposition member, children hold up signs that say, 'Curse on the United Nations, Russia and China.'

 

AL-JAZEERA NEWS VIDEO: Syrian army defector explains why he now supports the opposition, Feb. 13, 00:03:04RealVideo

Over recent decades, the country of Syria - apart from the regime - hasn't benefited much from Russian advice. After the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights in 1967, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Nikolai Podgorny, in a bid for boost the chances of Palestinian liberation, advised Damascus to tolerate Syria's transformation into a resistance base. Yes today, the Golan remains under occupation. In 1981, Leonid Brezhnev advised President Hafiz al-Hassad to "crush the Syrian rebellion to prevent the spread of an Islamic Caliphate from Kabul to Damascus."

 

This advice led to the deaths of over 30,000 people in Hama alone. The same thing happened when Vladimir Putin, who issued Damascus a license to murder, used his governments U.N. Security Council veto to frustrate global efforts to stop the genocide machine from destroying the Syrian people's revolution, which has been under way for over a year.

 

Russia's position on the U.N. Security Council resolution is not surprising, nor is it new. Recall that Russia fought on all fronts to prevent International Criminal Court trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic. The reason Putin did so was to prevent the pair from facing justice for the massacre of civilians and other horrific crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia. Nevertheless, justice eventually took its course and the suspects went to trial at The Hague.

 

But despite all this, Vladimir Putin, one of the most notable remnants of the Soviet KGB, has learned nothing from previous experience. He continues to bet on the wrong global political horses. His seems to have lost his political compass, believing that the world remains under the thumb of Soviet spies. He played the same game in Libya when he closed his eyes to the outcry of defenseless Libyan citizens. Meanwhile, his ally Muammar Qaddafi was slitting the necks of his people. Up to the very last minute, he continued to bet that repressions was the only way to quell the revolution, which eventually toppled the "Colonel" and freed the country of the clutches of Africa's mad, self proclaimed "King of Kings." Again - Russia had lost its bet. The same scenario is repeating itself in Syria, but this time it is even worse, as the Kremlin is blaming the victim - the opposition - for the killings.

 

The result of Russia's gamble is known in advance: the descendants of the greatest companion of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Khalid Bin Al-Waleed - who hailed from the very cities that massacres are being committed in - will not return to tranquility and calm until they regain Syria's freedom and return to their rightful place as the beating heart of Arabism.

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:
Kochi Shimbun, Japan: In Syria, the U.N. Security Council Fails the World
Hoy, Ecuador: 'Cynical Imperialists' of East and West Clash Over Syria
Estadao, Brazil: Moscow Rescues Assad: Not a 'Travesty,' a 'Humiliation'
People's Daily, China: Give 'Peace a Chance' in Syria
Mehr News Agency, Iran: Supreme Leader Says U.S. Takes Revenge on Syria
Jerusalem Post, Israel: Obama's 'Rhetorical Storm'
Debka File, Israel: First Foreign Troops in Syria Back the Rebels
Zaman, Turkey: U.S. May Be Hiding Behind Russia's U.N. Veto

 

 

Yes, it is a truism to say that Russia has never bet on a winning horse. But sad to say, the most painful turn of events has been the conversion of China - an emerging economic and demographic power - into the acolyte of a mafia-controlled country. Has Beijing also lost its global compass, has it failed to see the rivers of blood flowing in Syria, or is this simply a case of dictators flocking together?

Posted by WORLDMEETS.US

 

It is a pity that the hands of the entire planet are tied by this illogical veto by the world's highest authority. The U.N. Security Council is supposed to protect people - in this case not from external aggression or to prevent a war between nations - but from a dictatorial regime that sees blood as fuel for remaining in power. This explains why the entire world has lost confidence in the United Nations. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques [Saudi King Abdullah] has described the situation in a way that reflects the thoughts of a majority of people, saying that the body has become hostage to a bloodthirsty Russian adventurer. Referring to the Syrian people, he asserted, By the grace of God, who is always on the side of the patient, we will continue to endure until Allah rescues them. The mill of God grinds slowly but surely.

 

*Ahmed Al-Jarallah is the editor-in-chief of Kuwait's Arab Times and Al-Seyassah

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US Feb. 16, 6:20pm]

 






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