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Thu May 31, 2012, 11:55 PM

Us Envoy Slams 'Reprehensible' Russia Arms Sales To Syria

Source: Agence France-Presse

UNITED NATIONS US envoy Susan Rice on Thursday condemned "reprehensible" Russian arms deliveries to Syria as she stepped up US calls for increased international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.

The US ambassador to the United Nations also accused the Damascus government of a "blatant lie" by denying it was involved in a massacre in which 108 people were killed.

A Russian ship carrying arms arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on May 26, according to the Human Rights First group.

The ship, the Professor Katsman, apparently turned off its transponder on May 26 in the vicinity of Tartus, Sadia Hameed of Human Rights First told AFP. The vessel had been tracked from Piraeus in Greece.

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Reply Us Envoy Slams 'Reprehensible' Russia Arms Sales To Syria (Original post)
Purveyor May 2012 OP
Alamuti Lotus Jun 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Jun 2012 #3
David__77 Jun 2012 #2
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #4
David__77 Jun 2012 #5
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 01:53 AM

1. L-O-to-the-mo-f'n-L

 

they attack Russia while expediting shipments to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, and the rest of the Gulf dictators busy butchering the day away.

I may be wearing out this phrase, but the sanctimonious hypocrisy is just astounding.

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:20 AM

3. "sanctimonious hypocrisy"

aka "if you live in a glasshouse - don't throw stones"

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 02:34 AM

2. Blah blah blah... hypocrites.

True hypocrites... The US - the world's largest arms exporter - supplies weapons to every continent, countries of just about every political and "human rights" orientation. It seems the problem is that Russia has the gall to obstruct US plans for reshaping the region.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 09:21 AM

4. "He does it, too!!!" is a childish excuse.

Just because US does shit does not make that shit OK.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. I excuse nothing.

Just an observation. Russia and US export far too many arms globally.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 01:53 PM

6. Oh, with that I agree completely.

An interesting factoid I've read is that the US has been a major firearms exporter since the early 1800s, we were the first country to industrialize firearms manufacturing a huge scale.

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