U.N. Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn Syria

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    U.N. Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn Syria


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    The 137-12 vote, with 17 abstentions, is a nonbinding action with no power of enforcement at the world body, but it represented a significant humiliation for Mr. Assad, whose government had sought to block the vote and severely criticized the sponsors including Syria’s brethren in the Arab League.

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    A handful of the other countries that opposed the resolution, most notably Russia, Venezuela and North Korea, condemned it as an unwarranted interference in Syria’s internal politics. But the wide range of countries that voted approval signified the deep anger and frustration at the United Nations over its diplomatic inability to halt a conflict that has left thousands of Syrians dead.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/w...tes-syria-ahead-of-general-assembly-vote.html
     
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    U.N. Syrian resolution: Which countries voted no?
    U.N. Syrian resolution: Which countries voted no? - BlogPost - The Washington Post

    As soon as the overwhelming majority came back in support of the resolution, the question turned to: Which 12 countries voted no?

    Here’s the list:

    Bolivia

    Belarus

    Cuba

    China

    Ecuador

    Iran

    Nicaragua

    North Korea

    Russia

    Syria

    Venezuela

    Zimbabwe


    It’s striking to note that aside from Syria and Iran, no other Middle East country voted no. Two, however, did abstain: Lebanon and Algeria. The other 15 countries that abstained:

    Angola

    Armenia

    Fiji

    Cameroon

    Comoros

    Myanmar

    Namibia

    Nepal

    Sri Lanka

    St. Vincent

    Suriname

    Tanzania

    Tuvalu

    Uganda

    Vietnam
     
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    Thank God, India is not in that eminent list.
     
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    I wonder who in his right mind would want to be a member of that consistent elite group...?
     
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    Russia would definitely do everything it can to keep Assad Govt. Heck they even sailed their old Aircraft carrier to Syria from their docks.

    Syria owes a lot of debt to Soviet which was forgave most of it, In return to renew arms sales with Syria.

    They have Billions of dollars of Arms deal at-stake. The recent military intervention over Libya had caused Russia to lose billions of arms deal in arranged contracts.


    Well that elite group gains nothing from voting "Yes", So it does makes sense to against!! :p
     
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    I wonder what most of the 137 countries that voted for "yes" would get from voting in such a way... These "no" countries will always take the position against the West no matter what.
     
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    That list includes all the totalitarian countries in the UN. No surprise there. Now to use this as an impetus for establishing a humanitarian corridor...
     
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    I'm waiting for the Rafales from the Armée de l'Air to lead the way in opening up a humanitarian corridor... :thumb:
     
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    Has France engaged on a war on it's own after WW 2 ?
     
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    a nonbinding action with no power of enforcement at the world body

    It's no shame to be in a minority. Every member stands for its own interest (or most only follow suit?) like the US vetoed again and again for Israel. Thank God. The world will gain a new balance once Russia and China are being cornered into an alliance
     
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