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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-12 08:00 AM
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2. True enough, but who does have moral authority on this topic?
Edited on Mon Feb-06-12 08:03 AM by No Elephants
I have little doubt if the people in the US tried to revolt and members of the U.S. military starting defecting to join them, Assad would start looking like a humanitarian.

Ditto Russia and China, if their people behaved as the Syrian people are behaving. Yet, they have all voted for resolutions censuring other nations.

So, moral authority is not the issue for me.

The issue, for me, is whether a resolution might have helped. And whether, by refusing to vote for one, the Soviet Union and China have cloaked Assad with a veneer of at least arguable legitimacy.
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