October 6, 2011


Syria and the Russian hypocrisy (Tariq Alhomayed, 10/06/11, Asharq Alawasat)

Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban had every right to call it a "historic day" when Russia and China used their veto at the UN Security Council to prevent a draft resolution calling for "targeted measures" against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Of course it was a historic day, because on this day the Syrians, along with the Arabs, became aware that the dictatorial regime in Syria - which murders its own citizens, subjects them to the worst kinds of abuse, and doesn't hesitate to use force and fuel sectarian violence - is a regime that enjoys genuine protection from both China and Russia, particularly from the Russians who are practicing political hypocrisy in every sense of the word.

Many Arabs, much like the American Right, have trouble discerning and/or accepting who their allies are.

Posted by at October 6, 2011 7:32 AM

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