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Saudi Arabia rejects UNSC seat, threatens to shift away from America

The Americans’ rejection of intervention in Syria after the regime’s use of chemical weapons, as well as the West’s rush to embrace Iranian President Rouhani’s “charm offensive” is now leading inexorably to an impending American back-pedalling on Iranian sanctions: (h/t … Continue reading

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Turkey’s troubles

Trouble has been brewing for some time between Turkey and its erstwhile ally Syria. Matters reached crisis point last week after several mortars hit Turkish territory, prompting Turkey to fire back leading to cross-border shelling: [October 6, 2012]  Turkish artillery … Continue reading

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Amnesty accuses the UN. Pot, meet kettle

In an Orwellian statement worthy of any of the great satirists, Amnesty International has accused the UN Security Council of being “no longer fit for purpose”. The world body had failed in its basic duty after Russia and China blocked … Continue reading

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China and Russia veto UNSC call on Assad to resign; US disgusted

In fact it could safely be said that the entire civilized world is disgusted at China’s and Russia’s veto of the call for Syria’s President Assad’s resignation at the UN Security Council, but it was the US Ambassador who so … Continue reading

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Palestine UN vote cancelled due to lack of public interest

OK, I exaggerate slightly. There has been plenty of public interest in the Palestinians’ attempt to establish a state via the back door through the UN Security Council. Sadly for them, public interest does not add up to an actual … Continue reading

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