Blog Craig Murray on the Russian Veto

In his latest post, Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan (turned thorn in the side of the establishment,) provides a translation of this week’s “Explanation of Vote” by Russia for its veto of the UN Resolution on Syria. As he says “Here is something you won’t find in any western media.” Money quote from […]

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In his latest post, Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan (turned thorn in the side of the establishment,) provides a translation of this week’s “Explanation of Vote” by Russia for its veto of the UN Resolution on Syria. As he says “Here is something you won’t find in any western media.”

Money quote from (translated) statement:

“In the view of Russia […] UN Security Council twisted the provisions of Security Council resolutions to give them the opposite of their true meaning.The requirement for an immediate ceasefire instead resulted in large-scale civil war, with humanitarian, social, economic, and military consequences which have extended far beyond Libya’s frontiers.The no-fly zone resulted in the bombing of oil installations, television stations and other civilian targets. The arms embargo resulted in a naval blockade of the West coast of Libya, including for humanitarian supplies.The “Benghazi crisis” has resulted today in the devastation of other cities. Sirte, Bani Walid, and Sephi. This then is the “Exemplary model”. The world must abolish such practices once and for all.”

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Hicham Yezza

Hicham Yezza is editor-in-chief of Ceasefire. He can be contacted at: editor[at]ceasefiremagazine[dot]co[dot]uk

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