Russia Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Syrian Government (Bolivia votes “NO” and China Abstains)

from RT

A UN Security Council resolution condemning the Syrian government for the alleged gas attack in the country’s Idlib province has been vetoed by Russia as a permanent member of the Security Council.

A draft resolution condemning the Syrian government for the alleged chemical attack in the country that was introduced by the UK, France and the US was blocked by Russia on Wednesday.

“The result of the vote is as follows: ten votes in favor, two votes against, three abstentions. The draft resolution has not been adopted owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of Council,” current Security Council President Nikki Haley of the US announced following the vote.

The resolution asked the Syrian government to provide flight plans and logs of its military operations on the day of the incident and for the country to open its air bases to UN investigators…

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4 Responses

  1. I was concerned that China abstained, but read an online comment that it is common to abstain on draft resolutions, much less so on actual resolutions.

    • Abstaining can be useful. If you disagree with a resolution, and you know for certain that it will fail to pass, even without your vote, then why not abstain, and thereby avoid the Empire’s endless bullshit? Bolivia voted against the Empire, but the Bolivian government is already on the Empire’s black list no matter what, since President Morales is not a neoliberal. Therefore Bolivia is a “state sponsor of terrorism,” and a “threat to world peace.” Its elected president is a “communist dictator” who is guilty of “human rights abuses” and perhaps even of “gassing babies.” (“BABIES!”) Fidel Castro too. (Castro’s dead, but we live in a post-factual world.)

  2. I’ll say this for ol’ Evo. He sure did a good job increasing the foreign reserves for the state treasury: from just over 3 billion USD in 2006 to 15 billion USD by 2014. (Central Bank of Bolivia)

    President Evo….spend wisely my friend.

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