Black People Politics : Syria Crisis: Vladimir Putin's Letter To America

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  1. RAPTOR

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    By Vladimir Putin, Russian President, for The New York Times

    Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

    Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the Cold War. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organisation - the United Nations - was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

    The United Nations' founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America's consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

    No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorisation.
    The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the Pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria's borders.

    A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilise the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance.

    Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government.

    The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organisations. This internal conflict, fuelled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

    Read more: http://news.sky.com/story/1140518/syria-crisis-vladimir-putins-letter-to-america
     
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    Is anyone aware of any convincing evidence that the syrian government use chemical weapons?

    ...Anyone?
     
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    Classified information such as that would have to be solicited from your Congress Person ...
     
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    Interesting.

    I recall speak with a sista' years back, saying something similar during the run up to the 2nd war in iraq.
     
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    And its reasonable.

    ... As far as general evidence, the media is full of it; and then you have Assad flip-flopping on having chemical weapons to now agreeing to signing them over, which points to evidence, short of convincing.

     
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    Doesn't all of this all reflect either side protecting the past proxy chess pieces etc. of the white folks Cold War, and both are just scrambling to cover their rear ends, i.e ., because of the alleged or real threat associated with those so called Islamist Extremists?

    Personally, I place no blind faith in what one former spy chief claims, than the other one and former president of this nation, either!!

    FYI
     
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    Putin: Former head of the Soviet Union era's KBG..

    Bush Senior: Former head of this nation's CIA...

    And, yes: The truth is out there!

    But, oh, they are-- so--human--Spock!

    Though resistance is not futile...

    May be Force be with us too...

    One to beam up, ensign

    (BIG smile)...

    FYI





    FYI
     
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    but that is just the point. Do you recall what the ideological issues of the cold war were?
     
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    Until now, I never knew if he had it. What I've been reading is that he as not used them and for me that would settle much of the speculation. Whether or not he use them, or if the rebels used them (which has been reported).
     
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