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    Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    So apparently Putin is not satisfied that the US is no longer planning to attack Syria.


    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called any possible foreign military intervention against Syria a form of "aggression" that would rattle the entire region and contravene international law.

    Putin told a summit of an ex-Soviet security group that he was grateful for its decision to support Moscow's refusal to sanction strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

    "The members of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) are united in their view that the situation around Syria can only be resolved through political means," ITAR-TASS quoted Putin as saying at a meeting in the southern Russian port city of Sochi.

    "Any outside use of force would be a grave violation of international law, which in the language of the UN Charter is referred to as 'aggression,'" Putin said.

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    The Global Times... is a daily Chinese tabloid under the auspices of the People's Daily newspaper, focusing on international issues.[1] [2]
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    Not just state media or a tabloid, but a state tabloid. haha

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Technically he is correct. Yes, the US probably has the power to overlook the admonishment of the international community and go it alone, but the laws should apply to everyone. Of course, if the UN decided to do something by international decision he would be wrong, but right now he is correct despite being putin. Obama stepped out of line, and that gives putin the high ground to say things like this even though we may not like them telling us about laws we helped establish and are supposed to follow.

    I am not sure why everyone makes such a big deal of this when we love to toss things like this in russia's face whenever they do stupid stuff. It is bluster and it means nothing in the grand scheme of things.

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    laws we helped establish and are supposed to follow.
    Citation?

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Technically he is correct. Yes, the US probably has the power to overlook the admonishment of the international community and go it alone, but the laws should apply to everyone. Of course, if the UN decided to do something by international decision he would be wrong, but right now he is correct despite being putin. Obama stepped out of line, and that gives putin the high ground to say things like this even though we may not like them telling us about laws we helped establish and are supposed to follow.

    I am not sure why everyone makes such a big deal of this when we love to toss things like this in russia's face whenever they do stupid stuff. It is bluster and it means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
    Could you list some of these 'international community laws'? When did we agree to abide by them?
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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Citation?
    I am pretty sure it is common knowledge the US participated in the establishment of the UN and has committed to acting within the boundaries of that organization internationally. Did i miss something and the US is no longer a part of the UN?

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I am pretty sure it is common knowledge the US participated in the establishment of the UN and has committed to acting within the boundaries of that organization internationally. Did i miss something and the US is no longer a part of the UN?
    You're inventing international law to claim that a nation cannot act unilaterally.

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Could you list some of these 'international community laws'? When did we agree to abide by them?
    Oh good god, start here and join the conversation on a level that is not intentionally obtuse and avoiding the discussion.

    United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Am i the world's social studies teacher now? This is some basic stuff here people. We are not talking about Miley Cyrus here, this is politics and if you do not know what the UN and international law is about, and how the US's position in the world made it a large and important part of establishing it you might want to tackle a different subject.

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're inventing international law to claim that a nation cannot act unilaterally.
    No, but we cannot commit acts of war in agreement with those laws against a soveriegn foreign nation. Which is what bombing them would be. Do not confuse ignoring the law and lack of punishment with actually complying with the law.

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    Re: Putin warns against 'aggression on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    No, but we cannot commit acts of war in agreement with those laws against a soveriegn foreign nation. Which is what bombing them would be. Do not confuse ignoring the law and lack of punishment with actually complying with the law.
    Nonsense. Cite the international law.

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