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Russia's decision to block a resolution condemning Assad regime is both morally repugnant and diplomatically short-sighted. The "river of history" cannot be stopped, and Syrians and the Arab world at large will remember Moscow's stance.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 4:08 am

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 4:34 am
noted, thanks Cal

. (0)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 10:36 am
Hasn't it generally been the Russians who for ever reason go against the tide? All they have to gain is to show the world their lack of humanity.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 7:55 pm
Please see this article:

''What Is Really Going On In Syria: Insider Update''

Jarno Lahtinen (26)
Tuesday February 7, 2012, 8:06 pm
Noted, thanks Cal!

I fully agree with the article. Though I see a much simpler explanation for Russia's veto: Russia wants to support the Syrian regime because the Syrian regime is a major customer for Russia's arms dealing. As well as selling arms to Syria, Russia leases a naval facility at Tartus in Syria. Thus if the Syrian regime were to go, so would Russia's influence in the area, AND the lucrative arms deals; worth an estimated 4 billion dollars.

It is a moral outrage, and it is unforgivable; and it is not something the Syrian people are likely to easily forget, once they've finally gotten rid of Assad. The Russians - and the Chinese - are betting on Assad's ability to keep his people down, and are willing to overlook his brutal, inhumane methods.
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