Russia, China & others block UN action on Syria abuses

Russia & China do nothing to stop carnage in Syria

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has “lost all sense of humanity,” and President Barack Obama has called the attacks in Syria “horrifying.”

Italy recalled its ambassador from Damascus this week. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said: “The Government has been trying to keep the world blind about the alarming situation in the country by refusing access to foreign journalists, independent human rights groups and to the fact-finding mission mandated by the Human Rights Council.”

Still, no official action was taken by the world body.

"The shadow of Libya hovers over the (Security) Council," Stephane Crouzat, press spokesman of the French Mission to the U.N., told CBS News on Tuesday evening.

Just minutes later, Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Ambassador to the U.N., emerged after two days of negotiations to say that there was no agreement.

Churkin said Russia’s view, shared by several members of the Council, was that the proposals on the table were “too far reaching,” and that “the required balance has not been achieved in the course of the discussions and the current shape and form of the text may not play a constructive and positive role which we would like to see the Security Council play.”

Calling it “time wasted,” Churkin said there have been a “number of ideological things that took our attention away from the necessary impact from the proper message from the Security Council.”

It’s all about maintaining power and a nation in your sphere of influence or keeping Syria out of someone else’s. Syrians are not your slaves people, they belong to Assad….they are none of your business, right?

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