Monday, October 31, 2005

Syria crisis looming

The Globe and Mail today reports that the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding Syria's full co-operation with a UN investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Hariri. The threat of sanctions was dropped temporarily to get China and Russia on board. Surprisingly, these former and present communist regimes were the only ones pressing for the precept of "innocent until proven guilty." What's wrong with this picture?

The scary part?
[T]he resolution was adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which is militarily enforceable.

In other words, the march towards war with Syria continues apace, to the shame of the civilized world.


Blogger panoptican said...

Sheesh. This whole Mehlis business has bothered me so. Is it a false pre-text? And is all the talk that it is a false pre-text marginalizing Lebanon? As far as I can tell, the Lebanese are ready to blame Syria. Regardless, this all just feels so eerily familiar.

12:21 PM  
Blogger panoptican said...

Oh, and just a word of appreciation, I'm a big fan of the blog. Keep up the good work.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Real History Lisa said...

Thanks. I'm only belated catching some comments! Glad you like it here. REAL history is a lot more interesting than what we're taught in school, isn't it?

11:43 PM  

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