Why Is Russia Keeping the U.N. from Condemning Syria?

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    Assad using tanks against protesters...
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    US Mulls War Crimes Charges Against Syrian President
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    Why Is Russia Keeping the U.N. from Condemning Syria?

    Because Russia and Syria are allies and trading partners. Can I get a "Duh" moment here?
     
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    Assad still killin' his people...
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    Syrian forces gun down 32 in intensifying crackdown
    Sun, Jul 17, 2011 - ‘DOWN BASHAR AL-ASSAD’:Hundreds of thousands continued to take to the streets as demonstrations grew despite the deaths of about 1,400 protesters since March
     
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    Because Russia and Syria are part of the same ideological voting bloc. Communist countries and Muslim countries have been allied for decades.
     
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