1. maxoxam41 profile image78
    maxoxam41posted 23 months ago
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      Quilligrapherposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Last December, the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, reported having “massive evidence” that President Bashar al-Assad and the Government of Syria were responsible for “very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity” in connection with the killing of civilians. By July 2014, four resolutions accusing the Syrian government of these war crimes and imposing punitive sanctions for killing civilians have failed in the UN Security Council. Russia and China vetoed all four resolutions. {} {} … -syria#III Section VI, c)

      It appears that the U.S. is NOT the only country to vote “no” on a resolution condemning the killing of civilians.

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      retief2000posted 23 months ago in reply to this

      A UN vote expected to hold some kind of weight? Check your history on the League of Nations, that is where the UN is now. It is amazing that countries who routinely kill their own civilians are voting not to kill the civilians of another country. Much like the international indignation over ISIS cutting off heads, it is phony. Decapitation is a routine punishment in Saudi Arabia, I bet they voted no to killing civilians, too.