Outrage as Russia, China Veto UN Move on Syria
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Russia and China blocked a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its crackdown on protests, amid growing outrage today at a "massacre" in the protest city of Homs and a spiralling death toll.

The vetoes came as activists reported another 47 people killed in Syria, adding to the body count of one of the bloodiest weekends since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted almost 11 months ago.

Activists and residents had reported more than 200 civilian deaths, including women and children, overnight Friday during a massive assault by regime forces in the central flashpoint of Homs.

The surge of violence coupled with the second UN veto in four months triggered a wave of international outrage at the failure to reach a common stand at the United Nations.

Washington said it was "disgusted" with the rare double veto and France denounced Friday's massacre in the city of Homs as a "crime against humanity."

Assad's troops shelled Homs "randomly" during the night, killing men, women and children, the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) said.

It said at least 260 civilians were killed in the onslaught. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said about 100 women and children were among the 237 dead in its toll. Both said hundreds more were wounded.

The Assad regime "committed one of the most horrific massacres since the beginning of the uprising in Syria," the SNC said. Opposition groups say more than 6,000 people have now been killed in the country since last March.

Dozens of bodies and scenes of chaos could be seen in video images shown by the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya television channels.
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Feb 05, 2012
09:45 PM

>>>>China and Russia are only interested to sell weapons to kill innocent people. It is high time that people stop buying Chinese "crap" all over the World.

China and Russia did well to veto the resolution which was totally one sided and asked Bashar to step down while it did not ask the rebels to lay down arms and neogtiate. Remember US has vetoed hundreds of resolutions against Israel saying it was one sided.

More over NATO and the Libyan Rebels were doing the same thing a few months back. Not only NATO is interested in selling weapons that kill people it actually uses their weapons onbomb civilians and to reckessly shell cities and towns  so as to kill innocent people. Not only that that shut off water supply and power to civilians and enforce food emabargo on civilians.

The Western powers were shedding crocodile tears over Misrata and few months later they did exactly the same thing. Now they are at it again.

Suresh Kamath, Edison
Feb 05, 2012
08:57 PM

China and Russia are only interested to sell weapons to kill innocent people.  It is high time that people stop buying Chinese "crap" all over the World.

Kel Shorey, Glasgow
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