Skip to comments.China Joins Russia In Warning Syria Strike Would Have "Catastrophic Consequences"
Posted on 08/28/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT by Zakeet
Until now, the loudest and most material opponent to a Syrian invasion by the "liberating" powers was Russia. Moments ago, China joined the anti-western axis. BBC reports: "Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have "catastrophic consequences" for the region."
Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told the BBC an international military response to the suspected use of chemical weapons would be possible without the backing of the UN.
The UN Security Council is divided, with Russia and China opposing military intervention and the UK and France warning that the UN could be bypassed if there was "great humanitarian need".
In a column in The Times newspaper, former UK PM Tony Blair has written that if the West does not intervene to support freedom and democracy in Egypt and Syria, the Middle East will face catastrophe
The UN says more than 100,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Assad began more than two years ago. The conflict has produced more than 1.7 million registered refugees.
Adding to the picture, Interfax reported moments ago that representatives of Russia and China have left a UN Security Council session on Syria. And since both countries have UN veto power, just like back in 2012 when this whole scenario was being replayed, there can be not joint UN resolution.
Which means if the US wants an invasion, it will have to do it away from the UN, further cementing the UN's role as the world's most irrelant organization. Of course, it also means that the PR selling of such an invasion to a gullible public will be just that much more difficult, and the TV spin machine will be working on overtime.
Finally, just to make sure that should the Nobel Peace Prize winner begin a war (without Congress or the UN of course), earlier today Japan promptly aligned itself with the insolvent "developed" world:
The axes are thus set once again: US, UK, Europe and Japan vs Russia and China.
Let the games begin.
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But in making this statement, Russia is drawing its own red line—promising retaliation against us if we hit Syria.
I can’t help but wonder what they would actually DO?
Load some old umbrellas with ricin and try to inject a few Hollywood celebs visiting Moscow?
Make public the archival stuff showing that Kerry was part of Andropov’s red horizons op in the early 1970s?
I mean, there ain’t enough Rustoleum in the world to get their missiles out of the silos so what are they gonna do?
Unfortunately, with the Royal Idiot in charge, we may get a chance to find out.