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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's a blatant acknowledgment that the US/UK have no respect for the UN and are prepared to act belligerent, and there appears to be glee in your words over the prospect.
    No glee at all actually however I have been calling for intervention in this genocide for about 12 months now. The problem is that countries like Russia are going to do whatever they want to do and it won't matter what evidence we put forward. So we go through the proper channels, present the evidence and when they still don't budge the US/UK take the necessary steps.
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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's a blatant acknowledgment that the US/UK have no respect for the UN and are prepared to act belligerent, and there appears to be glee in your words over the prospect.
    It's to bad that the US does have some respect for the UN. I wish it had none and left the organization. It's near useless and it's corrupt.

    The statement you made makes an assumption that everybody else is not playing cards from the bottom of the deck. That ain't the case.
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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution



    Hold onto your hats because it looks like this is going to happen. Hopefully if they move on this they do it fast.

    Maybe not as fast as some thought. Also the UN has already came out and said they do not seek any Military Solution. Moreover Ban Ki moon came out today and said the UN Inspectors need more time anyways.


    US still defining objectives of strike on Syria



    The Obama administration is still defining the central objectives of a potential military strike on Syria and considering possible Syrian government reprisals, even as U.S. intelligence agencies prepare additional evidence to show the Bashar Assad government's responsibility for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack, two senior administration officials said Wednesday.

    One of the officials also said the administration is considering more than a single set of military strikes. "The options are not limited just to one day" of strikes, the official said, adding that no additional U.S. defensive weapons have been deployed in the region in anticipation of Syria reprisals. The U.S. already has Patriot anti-missile batteries in Jordan and Turkey.

    In broad terms, the U.S. and international objective of striking Syria would be to damage the Syrian government's military and weapons enough to make it difficult to conduct more chemical weapons attacks, and to make Assad think twice about using chemical weapons again.

    One administration official said Wednesday the administration also is concerned that if Assad is not punished, dictatorial leaders of other nations in possession of chemical weapons, like North Korea, might see the failure to act as a sign that they, too, could get away with using the weapons.

    Administration officials have said Assad's actions posed a direct threat to U.S. national security, providing Obama with a potential legal justification for launching a strike without authorization from the United Nations or Congress. However, officials did not detail how the U.S. was directly threatened by an attack contained within Syria's borders. Nor did they present concrete proof that Assad was responsible.

    The U.S. and its international partners were unlikely to undertake military action before Thursday. That's when British Prime Minister David Cameron will convene an emergency meeting of Parliament, where lawmakers are expected to vote on a motion clearing the way for a British response to the alleged chemical weapons attack.....snip~

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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Maybe not as fast as some thought. Also the UN has already came out and said they do not seek any Military Solution. Moreover Ban Ki moon came out today and said the UN Inspectors need more time anyways.


    US still defining objectives of strike on Syria



    The Obama administration is still defining the central objectives of a potential military strike on Syria and considering possible Syrian government reprisals, even as U.S. intelligence agencies prepare additional evidence to show the Bashar Assad government's responsibility for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack, two senior administration officials said Wednesday.

    One of the officials also said the administration is considering more than a single set of military strikes. "The options are not limited just to one day" of strikes, the official said, adding that no additional U.S. defensive weapons have been deployed in the region in anticipation of Syria reprisals. The U.S. already has Patriot anti-missile batteries in Jordan and Turkey.

    In broad terms, the U.S. and international objective of striking Syria would be to damage the Syrian government's military and weapons enough to make it difficult to conduct more chemical weapons attacks, and to make Assad think twice about using chemical weapons again.

    One administration official said Wednesday the administration also is concerned that if Assad is not punished, dictatorial leaders of other nations in possession of chemical weapons, like North Korea, might see the failure to act as a sign that they, too, could get away with using the weapons.

    Administration officials have said Assad's actions posed a direct threat to U.S. national security, providing Obama with a potential legal justification for launching a strike without authorization from the United Nations or Congress. However, officials did not detail how the U.S. was directly threatened by an attack contained within Syria's borders. Nor did they present concrete proof that Assad was responsible.

    The U.S. and its international partners were unlikely to undertake military action before Thursday. That's when British Prime Minister David Cameron will convene an emergency meeting of Parliament, where lawmakers are expected to vote on a motion clearing the way for a British response to the alleged chemical weapons attack.....snip~

    US still defining objectives of strike on Syria

    I think this move by the UK was just to buy time to get everything in order before they go forward with any kind of strike.
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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    No glee at all actually however I have been calling for intervention in this genocide for about 12 months now. The problem is that countries like Russia are going to do whatever they want to do and it won't matter what evidence we put forward. So we go through the proper channels, present the evidence and when they still don't budge the US/UK take the necessary steps.
    But when the "evidence" is trumped up, why would they be obliged to accept it. If your not going to accept the results at the UN, then why does it exist. (Its rhetorical)

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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution



    Hold onto your hats because it looks like this is going to happen. Hopefully if they move on this they do it fast.
    According to your link, the Syrian government is denying any chemical attacks and blames the rebels. That's entirely possible, in my opinion. Nothing is as it seems.
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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    It's to bad that the US does have some respect for the UN. I wish it had none and left the organization. It's near useless and it's corrupt.

    The statement you made makes an assumption that everybody else is not playing cards from the bottom of the deck. That ain't the case.
    And that's an acknowledgement that the US/UK are playing from the bottom of the deck. And, if you don't want to play by the UN rules, you have to FIRST resign your membership.

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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's a blatant acknowledgment that the US/UK have no respect for the UN and are prepared to act belligerent, and there appears to be glee in your words over the prospect.
    Why would anyone have respect for the UN?

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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Oh Yeh! We'll kill a bunch of Syrians to stop the killing of Syrians. I can see that Syria is as big a threat to the USA as Saddam Hussein, even in his current state.

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    Re: Syria crisis: UK to put forward UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And that's an acknowledgement that the US/UK are playing from the bottom of the deck. And, if you don't want to play by the UN rules, you have to FIRST resign your membership.
    No you don't. You can ignore it as well. Although, I do agree that it would be very smart for the U.S. to withdraw from the U.N. That would put it in its grave where it belongs right along side the League of Nations.

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