Day Of Infamy At the UN General Assembly_Featured_, NATO & U.N., New World Order, War on Terror Sunday, August 5th, 2012
(By Stephen Lendman | GlobalResearch.ca)
On August 3, The General Assembly ignored rule of law principles. Member states are sworn to uphold them, rather than cave in to US threats and intimidation.
It passed a non-binding Syrian resolution 133 – 12. Thirty-one nations abstained. Cowardice defines their failure to do the right thing.
Saudi Arabia drafted the measure. It partnered with Qatar and perhaps Bahrain doing so.
Russia called the measure “biased and unbalanced.” It was that and much more. It ignored reality on the ground. It ran cover for Washington’s proxy war.
It endorsed daily slaughter and destruction. It ignored Western/Arab League/Israeli responsibility for ravaging another nonbelligerent country. It spurned millions of Syrians.
In UN history, August 3, 2012 will live in infamy.
Honest observers won’t forget how irresponsible nations acted. At the same time, 12 courageous ones did the right thing. They include Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Belarus, Myanmar, North Korea and Zimbabwe.
Syria’s UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari condemned the resolution. He called it a hysterical anti-Syrian campaign. Fundamental UN Charter and other rule of law principles were violated.
National sovereignty was ignored. Imperial interests alone were served. Syrians were betrayed.
Western-sponsored terrorism was endorsed. Doing so ensures greater violence, mass killing and human misery.
“Some countries which waged war under the pretext of fighting terrorism are supporting, directly and indirectly, the acts of these armed terrorist groups, of which is al-Qaeda,” al Jaafari said.
He added that resolution sponsors Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain are “despotic oligarchies.” They’re imperial partners. They’re attack dogs for Washington’s regional wars. They’re lawless rogue states.
They persecute, arrest, imprison, torture, and brutalize their own people. They’re ruthless against anyone publicly supporting political, economic and social justice. Their regimes have no legitimacy.
They’re silent about ongoing atrocities in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine, and their own countries. They supported Washington’s war on Gaddafi.
They helped murder tens of thousands of Libyans. They support current puppet leadership. They mock rule of law principles and democratic values. They treat people like garbage and show it.
Iran’s acting UN envoy Eshagh Alehabib called the resolution “one-sided.” It “will have no impact whatever. It is a piece of theater.”
Britain’s UN ambassador Mark Grant said it wasn’t meant to be balanced. It shamelessly points fingers the wrong way.
UN envoy Susan Rice echoed Grant’s view. She skipped her usual histrionics. Doing so didn’t soften her mockery of fundamental international and constitutional law.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin accused Western countries of hidden goals.
The measure “will aggravate the confrontational approach to resolution of the Syrian crisis and will in no way facilitate movement of the sides toward a platform of dialogue and a search for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the interests of the Syrian people.”
Other countries voting no said Syria faces forces supporting terrorism.
Nations voting yes condemned Syria for Western-backed crimes. General Assembly language mocked legitimacy and fairness. It endorsed wrong over right. It gave fig lead cover for greater Western intervention.
See also: “War Drums for Syria?” by Ron Paul, in which he Dr. Paul concludes:
“We are on a fast track to war against Syria. It is time to put on the brakes.“
CLN note: Plans to invade Syria have been in place since at least 2001. Within weeks after 9/11, and after bombing had begun in Afghanistan, plans to “take over” seven countries (including Syria, Libya, Iran, and Iraq) were shown to 4-Star General Wesley Clark. Watch Clark in 2007 describe how he got this information in the video below: