The UN General Assembly passed a resolution condemning the human rights violations by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while showing its support for the rebels.
With 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions, member states took on a resolution sponsored by Qatar and driven by Arab countries that obtained fewer votes than similar language approved last year.
The document condemns the escalation of violence by Assad’s forces and his continued use of heavy weapons, but said nothing about the murder of civilian in the hands of the western-backed terrorist groups that operate in the country. Supporters of the resolution also expressed “serious concern” about the threat of Syrian authorities using chemical weapons and allegations of his alleged use in that country, even though a UN investigation revealed that the rebels themselves were the ones using those chemicals weapons and not the Syrian government.
Furthermore, the General Assembly welcomed the establishment of the Syrian National Coalition as partners for a political transition and highlights the “broad international recognition” that the main opposition group has at the moment. The United States, its cohorts in Europe as well as Turkey, Qatar and Israel have officially given their support to the rebels either by sending bags of cash or by smuggling weaponry so they can murder innocent Syrians.
The Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, denounced the resolution as it “legitimizes terrorist groups” in the country and “only serves” to “fuel the violence” and an “illegal recognition” of the opposition as a representative of the country.
“I want to stress to everyone that at the end of the day the only solution to the crisis in Syria will be the one led by Syrians themselves,” added the diplomat before the vote.
Apart from Syria, Russia and China voted against the resolution. Along with them other countries such as Iran, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Latin American nations like Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela also opposed the contents of the document.
The President of the General Assembly, Vuc Jeremic, lamented that the crisis in Syria has continued to grow month by month and amounted to “at least 80,000” victims, mostly civilians, and said “enough is enough”. But it is unlikely that the United Nations has any interest in ending the war, otherwise the organization would have asked the United States and other Western oppressors to abandon their effort to collapse the country as they did it in Libya.
This is the fifth time that the 193 members of the UN plenary vote a resolution on the Syrian conflict since it erupted in March 2011 and it is also the time that has had more abstentions.
In his turn to speak, some representatives said they felt that the resolution is “counterproductive” given the fact that at the end of the month an international conference on Syria will attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.
United States and Russia proposed on the 7th May to celebrate an international conference in Geneva to try to resolve the Syrian conflict between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the western supported opposition.
The holding of the conference today received the backing of Prime Minister David Cameron, who just as the U.S. wants the Assad government to collapse so all of its riches can be extracted and divided among the oppressors. Cameron masked his intentions by calling for a transition government that could lead to the creation of a so-called legitimate governing body composed by members of the terrorist groups the West is now financing and arming.
However, the Damascus regime has said that conditions its participation to have more details about the conference and has warned that it will not take part in any act, or meeting whose political effort is to harm the national sovereignty directly or indirectly.
Syria has lived for more than two years in a state of civil war that left tens of thousands dead and millions displaced and refugees, according to UN data. The total of displaced people amounts to 6.8 million, who have sought assistance in neighboring countries.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London, says more than 80,000 people have died in the Arab country since the conflict began in March 2011, of which over 47,000 are civilians.