War Drums: UN General Assembly Condemns Syria...

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    Boy, they really want that War with Syria huh? How long before they start claiming Assad is 'Hitler?'


    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday for a resolution backing an Arab League plan calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and strongly condemning human rights violations by his regime.

    The vote in the 193-member world body on the Arab-sponsored resolution was 137-12 with 17 abstentions. Several countries complained immediately afterward that they unable to vote due to problems with the U.N.’s voting machine.

    Supporters were hoping for a high “yes” vote to deliver a strong message to Assad to immediately stop the bloody crackdown that has killed over 5,400 people and hand power to his vice president. The measure had over 70 co-sponsors and won support from more than two-thirds of the General Assembly.

    “Today, the U.N. General Assembly sent a clear message of the people of Syria: the world is with you,” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said in a statement. Assad “has never been more isolated. A rapid transition to democracy in Syria has garnered the resounding support of the international community. Change must now come.”

    There are no vetoes in the General Assembly and while their resolutions are not legally binding, they do reflect world opinion on major issues.

    The transfer of power to Syria’s vice-president is part of the Arab League plan for a transitional government which was adopted on Jan. 22. It calls for the establishment of a national unity government within two months to prepare for internationally supervised parliamentary and presidential elections.

    Russia and China, who vetoed a similar resolution in the Security Council, voted against the General Assembly measure along with North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and others who heeded Syria’s appeal to vote “no.”

    Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari warned that the resolution will send a message to extremists that “violence and deliberate sabotage” are acceptable and will lead “to more chaos and more crisis.”

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    All syrias supporters and financiers will never vote against a loyal customer.
     
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    Bang those War Drums! Bang those War Drums!
     
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    Let the Arab League handle Syria.
     
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    100% agree, but unfortunately our arms and support will be supplied in the end. We are the UN and Arab League.
     
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    China comes out in favor of AL's Syrian proposal...
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    China supports Arab League's proposals for Syria's violence
    18 Feb.`12 – China said Saturday it favored a solution to Syria's violence within the Arab League framework and based on the group's proposals, a striking show of support just two weeks after Beijing vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution backing the league's plans.
     
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    World pressure for Assad to allow international aid organizations in...
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    Tunis Conference Aims to Pressure Syria's Assad on Aid, Political Change
    February 23, 2012 - Representatives of more than 70 countries and organizations are gathering outside the Tunisian capital, Tunis, for a conference Friday aimed at supporting the Syrian opposition. Getting aid to civilians caught up in Syria's violence will be high on the agenda.
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    Diplomats: 'Friends of Syria' May Demand Entry of Aid Within Days
    February 23, 2012 - Diplomats say a group of Western and Arab-led nations gathering in Tunis to discuss Syria's worsening unrest may issue a demand for Damascus to allow the delivery of foreign humanitarian aid to hard-hit areas within days.
     
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    Whether there is war with Syria or not, there will be war this year. It's inevitable unless the people repent and turn back to God.

    We can't even all get along in a message board thread, what do you think is going to happen when the violence starts?
     

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