A UN Security Council resolution proposed by Russia has been voted down, with Western nations fighting against it. The resolution would’ve called for a formal investigation into the alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack on Saturday.
The US had offered the first resolution, which aimed to blame Syria for the incident, but this was vetoed by Russia. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the resolution blaming Syria was the “least” the UN could do. There is as yet no public proof the attack even happened.
An actual investigation becomes risky, then, because the results aren’t a foregone conclusion. This doubtless informed the US and other nations’ resistance to the Russian resolution, though simply rejecting the resolution out of spite for Russia vetoing theirs was probably also a factor.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is already conducting their own inquiry into the incident. The US and its allies are expected to take any military actions against Syria before the OPCW can finish their inquiry, to prevent a result that rejects the allegation from derailing their planned operations
14 thoughts on “UN Security Council Rejects Proposal for Investigation Into Syria Chemical Allegations”
There isn’t much point to the UHSC or any other forum when the parties cannot agree to conduct an investigation before reacting with deadly force.
It doesn’t really matter anyway since concepts like truth, justice and respect for international law are for sissies. Let’s blow up this crappy planet and then we’ll see who the real manly men are. I’m betting Bolton, BOJO and Nikki are the first to go – maybe they will be good eatin’.
I hope Russia arms Iran and Syria with nuclear weapons. Then we will see who blinks first. The neocons and the Israel first lunatics might change their minds.They might realize it is not Palestinian babies, and old men, and women they are attacking. If not, well? By being mute, we can only assume that the American Congress agrees with going to war. As Israeli quislings what else can be expected? It appears that they never learn from disasters like Iraq, Libya, and Afganistan. Even when the aluminum coffins start arriving at Dover Air Base they will continue to support the war. However, the poverty draft might not be enough,and they might have to bring back a universal draft. If so the ninety-five percent of the population that has no skin in the game will be forced to get involved. Only then will the public demand an accounting.
“…the ninety-five percent of the population that has no skin in the game will be forced to get involved.”
You would think…but I believe even that would not be enough to get them up off the couch. The country is fractured and getting worse. People refuse to listen nor talk to those they don’t agree with – and it’s getting worse. Things Congresscritters do today that would have gotten them tossed or jailed in years past are now feathers in their caps.
“You ran a healthcare company and gouged/robbed the US government and the American people of millions of $$$$? Yeah, go ahead and run for governor of Florida – and win.
“You were involved in torture? Yeah, go ahead and run the CIA.”
“You admit to misogyny and failed business ventures? Yeah, go ahead and run for the highest office in the country – and win.”
Friggin’ scary – and sad.
We deserve what we get.
How dare Russia veto a resolution that says Syria is guilty without doing an investigation. This, on top of our vetoing the UN resolution that called for an investigation of Israel’s slaughter of unarmed protesters in Gaza, is why we call ourselves exceptional. We don’t need no stinking investigations.
Investigations tend to be bad for the guilty.
Unarmed terrorists invading isreal? Is that wat u meant to say?..u stand corrected. We watched the whole thing on tv. Its obvious!! No need for an investigation of that u moron
They were shot on the Gaza side of the “border”, MORON.
No evacuations in the Golan Heights yet.
Cynical but correct, Jason. Mustn’t let facts get in the way.
btw How is the OPCW investigation of the Skripal case going???
It seems likely the US will strike before the OPCW gets on the ground. They are due to arrive in Syria by the end of the week. That would certainly be telling…
Absurd to widen Syrian War. Enough
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