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MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#1 7 years ago

fails due to veto from Russia and China.

Assad has, according to conservative estimates, killed about 3000 of his people since the beginning of the protests. Russia is opposed to a resolution due to the possibility of it leading to an armed intervention, China is opposed to meddling with internal affairs of other nations. In other words, Russia would like to continue selling weapons to Syria while China is worried about setting precedents which could be used against itself the next time they crack down on protesters.

This is too bad. After Libya the threat of intervention alone could have forced Assad to rethink his position. Now he knows that he will get away with murder.




Warborg

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#2 7 years ago

I fail to see the difference between the two other then Libya has Oil.

Actually, Libya was more of a Civil war where Assad is just killing his people for protesting.

I oppose everyone's involvement in Libya, so not to sound like a hypocrite.... outside of sanctions, I don't see what else could be done.




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#3 7 years ago

An important difference is that Syria would be more difficult to defeat. They have a rather large army (including all sorts of Russian/Soviet air defense systems) and a relatively modern (for middle eastern standards) air force. So a military intervention isn't really an option anyway.




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#4 7 years ago

I like Turkey. They threatened to sanction Syria even though the UN said "nah."

It's too bad they're soon going to be on everyone's hit list for being so hipster as to actually act against things they find wrong.




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#5 7 years ago

Jingleheimer Schmidt;5568600I like Turkey. They threatened to sanction Syria even though the UN said "nah."

It's too bad they're soon going to be on everyone's hit list for being so hipster as to actually act against things they find wrong.

True, Turkey, despite being close to Syria for a long time, imposed an arms embargo and tried several times to talk to Assad. They have somewhat higher stakes due to a potential refugee crisis, but still it is nice to see that they have their priorities straight on this one.




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#6 7 years ago

There's nothing stopping individual nations with their own sanctions AFAIK, so I'm not really sure what the impact will be with or with out Russia or China's cooperation.

The EU already has oil imports and such banned to Syria among other deals relating to trade. But this shows how relations are among the states currently, at least with regard to Russia and China.