August 3rd, 2012
01:16 PM ET

U.N. resolution slams Syrian regime, upbraids Security Council

A U.N. General Assembly resolution approved Friday stresses "grave concern" over the deteriorating conflict in Syria and slams the government for its actions and the Security Council for its "failure" to counter the crisis.

The assembly adopted the Saudi-sponsored resolution 133-12 with 31 abstentions. It comes a day after Kofi Annan announced his resignation as the U.N. and Arab League special envoy to Syria. He championed a six-point peace plan that has failed to take hold.

The resolution notes "human rights abuses by armed opposition groups" and condemns "all violence, irrespective of where it comes from, including terrorist acts." But most of its ire is reserved for Bashar al-Assad's regime.

General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding, unlike Security Council resolutions.  But diplomats at the General Assembly strongly upbraided the Security Council for failing to deal with the issue. Russia and China vetoed tough Security Council resolutions against Syria earlier this year.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I'm done responding to you dude. You are making no sense at all.

    Any further postings on here using my name tonight will be the work of my highjacker. Talk to you guys tomorrow.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    @banasy
    Missed something in translation? No, I must be having a bad hair day. I was just saying from the standpoint of ammo accessibility, those defending others as well as themselves don't stand a chance, like a two bit aggressor that maims and kills innocent moviegoers.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Big deal. The UN called the ethnic cleanseing of Sudan "The worst human rights violations in miodern times" and nothing was done. NOTHING. Over 1 MILLION regugees and not one single nation would lend a hand execpt the poorest of them all, neighboring Chad.
    This as dignitaries from around the world were celebrating the end of ethnic cleanseing in Africa and the USA was posturing for the invasion of Iraqi peoples suspected of having WMds.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Now, talk nice about the UN. One day our entire world's government will be the UN.
    Bill Clinton has already been tapped and groomed to be the first NWO President of the world. (you heard it here first)

    August 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    About Syria, one would think that the Syrian governemnt would be powerful enough to qwell a civil uprising. Like, how long would it take our own gov to put US down if we ever revolted. (recall anti-invasion of the Iraqi peoples protests nationwide squelched in a matter of days)
    It's as if governments are like a white shark playing with an injured sea lion for hous on end, tossing it high into the air for everyone to see before finally killing it.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Now, I would like you regs to research how the UN responds to civil troubles in countries where the US gets oil and other products from. You will find UN troops sent-in in short order.
    We get zip-aquat from Syria. Hence, a year and a half and nothing is done but gab.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    53. The number of time United Nations TROOPS (not windbags) were sent to African nations rayped by the USA.
    What. You didn't think that west African oil you burn and diamonds you wear made African citizens able to afford to eat...or did you.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TvNyC

    Hiiiiii banasy

    August 4, 2012 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Over 100 times the UN has slammed resolutions against the Israeli regime. Peacekeeping troops were never sent-in though. (shrug)
    53 times civil unrest has broken out in various African nations the US imports oil, diamonds, etc. from. 53 times UN troops were sent-in to maintain our imports...errr, to restore peace.

    August 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Philip:

      Today is today. Repent, then leave it
      at the door. We can't change what other
      people do. WE have to ask for direction.
      But, move ahead.

      We are humble; and if you aren't, you will be.
      The nations will know who is the most high.
      If they can't, they got blinders on.

      Tomorrow... if God willing.

      Love,
      Hope

      August 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Clem

    Ern't that kinda ignernt?

    August 5, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. Superman

    @ bobcat (in a hat) the resolutions are really good they are out on paper so they can be bent lmao

    August 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. theamusedonlooker

    Reblogged this on The Amused Onlooker and commented:
    This isn't going anywhere. As long as countries in the UNSC think about themselves, the UN will probably do nothing except scold Syria like an indulgent governess. China and Russia will always veto any definite strategy.

    August 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. red bottom

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thanks , Iˇll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site? red bottom

    August 17, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
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