May 11th, 2012
03:36 AM ET

Russia blames deadly Syria attacks on 'outside forces'

Russia condemned the massive suicide bombings in Syria and accused outside nations of instigating violence to heighten the 14-month uprising that has left thousands dead.

The massive blasts Thursday left more than 50 people dead in a crowded Damascus neighborhood.

"Some countries are inciting outside forces to interfere into the Syrian situation, which is unacceptable," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, according to Chinese state media.

Lavrov, in Beijing for talks with his Chinese counterpart, did not specify the countries.


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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    condoning russia condemn thyself...

    May 11, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Russia sounds a bit delusional! There's just the Syrian government fighting citizens who are fed up w/dictatorial rule & inhumane treatment! No outside forces involved!!

    May 11, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. JerseyJeff

    Russia needs to try to shift the focus from the Assad atrocities so their stewardship of the diplomatic process remains credible, but honestly I don't think they are fooling anybody.

    Russia is moving backward... During Soviet times you could always expect the CCCP to back-up any bad guy... And after a short period of enlightenment, they have gone back to the 19th Century diplomacy of 'Real Politik' no matter how outdated that is.

    Its sad to see a country with so much potential toss it away to serve the elite and some imagined image of global superiority.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Russia is just trying to justify their actions, or rather lack of, by trying to place the blame elsewhere!

    May 11, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Considering Russia has consistently voted against taking action to stop the bloodshed in Syria, their condemnation should be at themselves....what hypocrisy!

    May 11, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. papoelrey

    Good one

    May 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |

    What world you people living in?

    Russia is only stating the reality of Syrian situation.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Hide Behind,no its just Russias arrogence,much like their ex KGB chief Putin,they still think they run the European Block nations,as their own..And Putin is running against resistence in his own Russia because people don't want to go back living like they did before the cold war ended.They don't want sanctions,they want to act freely,no more obstructionistic communism to hinder their prosperity in this ever evolving world.Putin wants the "old Russia",the communist country that put fear in its citizens with his KGBs stormtroopers running rough shot over all citizens nationwide,no free speech,food lines,miltary presents everywhere,no anti- party rhetoric,curfews when needed to stem groups from organizing against anything Russian.That certainly would be the ultimite party of "NO" and no it doesn't get any better than that...They also don't like taking a backseat to America and our humanitarian stances,remember a scared ,hungry Russian,is a good Russian economicly and politically ,just speaking.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT ( beer drinking , turkey hunting , trailer trash from belton missouri )

    Russia blames deadly Syria attacks on 'outside forces'
    aliens... i knew it..

    May 12, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao @ ruffnutt, good morning you funny, funny man!

    May 12, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,good morning young lady and how are ya doin,if I may ask?

      May 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pete

    Yah right,Russia,Syrias biggest arms supplier saying outside sources,pretty good spin,are they republicans?They have been warned,as too China, to refrain from this conflict by Pres.Obama and the U.N. just recently with sanctions being applied to both if their involvement does not terminate immediately.How plain is that,Russia selling arms to Assad and China,sucking up to Syria for their oil,neither have any scruples in any humanitarian sense,turning a blind eye to innocent Syrians being slaughtered daily and just wanting what the butcher "Assad" has to buy or sell out in plain sight,for everyone globally to see.Such arrogence,much like his father,Assad has,keeping the lies fresh and never feeling any remorse for the civilian genocide he's creating with such a lack of reverence for the countries populus.I myself,believe in karma,knowing what goes around ,comes around ,that Assad and all involved will get their "JUST REWARD",be it by the Navy seals or something similar assasinating Assad and all involved or a complete military intervention.Their choice is theirs,and theirs alone in the near foreseeable future,it has to be done at all costs without any hast,Syrian lives are at stake.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lol @ pete, good afternoon.

    May 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,happy mothers day,hope you're enjoying yourself and the family is having a good time...

      May 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Putin

    Why don't you learn how to spell, Pete? It might help to get your point across

    May 13, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @ Putin,Is it as bad as some of these other commentators seen here,right?Your reading it aren't you,so it ain't that bad,so quit being so tough on me,I bruise easley,OK!!It hard to get my joke across in so little a statement,Thanks,it'll be shorter next time!!LMAO!!!

      May 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |