Friday, May 13, 2016

Syria's UN Envoy Blasts Security Council's Failure to Uphold International Law Principles

Syria’s UN Envoy Blasts Security Council’s Failure to Uphold International Law Principles

by Stephen Lendman

Syria is being raped and destroyed. Washington bears full responsibility. Its rogue partners share it.

Endless conflict rages. Permanent Security Council members America, Britain and France undermine efforts for peace.

Speaking during a SC session on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts, Syria UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari minced no words, saying:

“Five years and more of the assassination of (UN) Charter provisions, the international law principles and the good neighboring relations, and after exhausting all possibilities to destroy Syria’s people and infrastructure starting with terrorism and media misleading, sending mercenaries from all over the world to the country, facilitating the use of chemical weapons and trading in the pains and expectations of displaced Syrians and forming foreign opposition groups that are allied with thieves and those who support and sponsor terrorism…”

“After all that, it is legal to say to those who are involved in fueling the crisis and prolonging it, get your hands off Syria…Stop meddling in our internal affairs under false pretexts that are proved to be null and void in Iraq, Syria, Libya and many other states.”

Numerous Security Council resolutions, special sessions, discussions, statements and committees investigating facts on the ground accomplished nothing. Syria remains victimized by US-sponsored terrorism.

It was invaded. Its war isn’t civil. Half a million of its people perished. Half its population is internally or externally displaced.

Al-Jaafari called foreign-supported terrorism the world’s most dangerous threat, making it vital for Security Council members to confront it cooperatively, forcefully and effectively.

It makes no sense calling some terrorists “moderate,” others more extreme, Al Jaafari explained. All groups waging war on Syria threaten its sovereignty.

They’re all recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed by America and other foreign powers at secret regional bases.

They’re given safe haven status in Turkey and Jordan. Israel treats their wounded in field hospitals. Regimes sponsoring terrorism in Syria, the region and elsewhere are well known.

“(T)he mask has fallen and their efforts” confronted, al-Jaafari. “No more lies or shedding crocodile tears over the suffering of the Syrian people caused by the same governments which claim to fight terrorism.”

US-led Western and regional “lords of terrorism” created these groups operating regionally and elsewhere - to further their “destructive agenda.”

Syrian forces greatly aided by Russian air power continue combatting this scourge valiantly. Washington wants Syria and other independent nations transformed into US vassal states. 

Obama’s successor will continue America’s imperial project next year - an endless cycle of permanent war without mercy.

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