Russia, China Urge Respect Of Syrian Sovereignty As UN Finds Only Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons

Tyler Durden's picture

Following this weekend's explosive escalation in Syria, the big unknown was how Russia and China would respond: the two countries have long been known to be opposed to the US-Israel axis' involvement and intervention in Syria, although they have so far kept their involvement to a minimum. Today we get the answer: "Russia said on Monday it was concerned the chances of foreign military intervention in Syria were growing following reports of Israeli air strikes around Damascus which were a source of "particular alarm". "We are seriously concerned by the signs of preparation of global public opinion for possible armed intervention in the long-running internal conflict in Syria," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement. He suggested those concerns stemmed in part from media reports about the alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people in two years.

He added:

"The further escalation of armed confrontation sharply increases the risk of creating new areas of tension, in addition to Syria, in Lebanon, and the destabilization of the so far relatively calm atmosphere on the Lebanese-Israeli border."


"The internationalization of the extremely dangerous and destructive internal conflict in Syria must not be permitted," he said, calling for "decisive efforts aimed at shifting the events in Syria into a peaceful channel."

China was likewise concerned, and came out "urging restraint", adding that Syria's sovereignty "should be respected" although at no point was Israel called out by name:

"We oppose the use of military force and believe any country's sovereignty should be respected," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing.


"China also calls on all relevant parties to begin from the basis of protecting regional peace and stability, maintain restraint and avoid taking any actions that would escalate tensions and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability," Hua said.


Hua, who did not mention Israel by name, was speaking as Netanyahu began a five-day trip to China.


His trip coincides with a visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as China tries to shore up its role in a region where its diplomatic influence is limited.


China, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has traditionally had a low profile in Middle Eastern diplomacy, but it is keen to assert a role as an important participant in international politics.


Hua, asked if China would urge Netanyahu to stop air strikes, said the Israeli leader had yet to meet Chinese leaders. Netanyahu is due to meet Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

Finally, and confirming this whole development is nothing but one big false-flag facade, earlier we got reports that the UN has heard testimony that Syrian rebels may have used sarin gas, Carla Del Ponte, a UN investigator, said in an interview, Swiss television station RSI’s website says. There is “strong and concrete” suspicion, though not yet any “incontestable” proof according to Del Ponte, and the punchline is that according to "testimony so far suggests only rebels used sarin."

From the Independent:

Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN independent commission of inquiry on Syria, said that testimony gathered from casualties and medical staff indicated that the nerve agent sarin gas was used by rebel fighters.


"Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," Ms Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television, broadcast on Sunday. 


"This was used on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she added, speaking in Italian.


Ms Del Ponte added that the inquiry has yet to see any direct evidence suggesting that government forces have used chemical weapons, but said further investigation was required before this possibility could be ruled out.


The new claims come one week after the United States said it had "varying degrees of confidence" that sarin had been used by Syria's government on its people.

More warmongering lies by the US government and its Nobel peace prize-winning leader: how inconceivably unpossible...

Does this mean that last week's US witch Syrian hunts, "red lines", and certain evidence that Syria used chemical weapons was really just referring to the US, and Al-Qaeda, supported Syrian rebels? Or was the emergence of this factoid not part of the great propaganda spin?

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Element's picture

Didn't see that coming - NOT.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

I see the lines being drawn already. UN versus Zionist Military Industrial Complex (AKA Coalition of the willing).

[The] Iraq all over again.

JPM Hater001's picture

I don't suppose anyone wants to ask the rebels who gave it to them do they?

LawsofPhysics's picture

Indeed, when discussing future careers with my children, I seriously considered discussing guillotine manufacturing and undertaker as having bright futures.

The Juggernaut's picture

Don't call the USA for help, Israel.  You can be a big bad nazi state all by yourself.

SWRichmond's picture

No one should imagine for a moment that this is anything other than a standard proxy-state beginning to a larger global conflict, nor that it is unrelated to the ongoing currency wars.  Next move: Russia (back) into the Caucasus?

LawsofPhysics's picture

As I posted yesterday, Russia has been on board from the beginning.  They are a player for the oil and natural gas.  They need stability to do the extraction.  Once the resources are gone, then they won't give a shit.  But for now, they want to control as much of this extract as possible and have already made a deal with the Jews.

gmrpeabody's picture

Note to Tyler... try using a more becoming picture of Carla for your cover story.

She doesn't look all that perceptive or believable...

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Blaming the Evil Joos is a well worn mantra of the Evil One.

Dow 15000 & World War Three?

john39's picture

because central banking and neo-fascism is g-d's work?

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I am amused at the timeframe going on.  The US is working on world dominance, yet is just spitting and sputtering along.  It is not like any country or group of countries could or would do anything anyway. 

Here is a simple layout of conquest that does not take years to accomplish:

1. Embargo country

2. Once embargo is in full swing, introduce subtly infected food source aka "the rope". 

This is similar to "The Indian Solution" but does not involve blankets, smallpox, or Indians.


YHC-FTSE's picture

You're still pushing that Russian/Israel pact? Seems to me that supporting Israel is the antithesis of fulfilling the need for stability, and the Russians aren't going to run out of their own gas any time in the foreseeable future.

john39's picture

not arguing against you really, but it seems that governments these days do not act as a single player.  That is, parts of the Russian government would oppose is-ra-el, while others would not.   and these various internal factions will eventually have to fight it out.

YHC-FTSE's picture

True. No arguments about that. Group dynamics being what they are, and applying Asch's theories on peer pressure, it's an interesting exercise in which subgroup dominates a strategic plan.

LawsofPhysics's picture

It's not about "running out" dipshit.  It's about power and control over existing supply lines and the extraction technology.  Grow up.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Touched a nerve? This is a discussion on the push and pull of geopolitical bullshit, and how it pertains to the impending risk of systemic collapse. Nothing personal.  

Perhaps you ought to curb your infantile anger before asking others to "grow up". Clear enough for you? Maybe WB7 can draw you some nice pictures. :)

LawsofPhysics's picture

Not at all, the truth is what it is.  All these fabricated "problems" or "conflicts" have always been about power and control over resources and resource supply lines.  Money is irrelevant as it changes form throughout history (paper money of course) as corrupt states go boom and bust.  Everything else is jibberish, having an intellectual discussion about jibberish is nothing more than mental masterbation.  You want to engage in such, go for it.  I have better things to do.

bgalbreath's picture

You're not wrong, but I think you are mixing up time perspectives. States and the money they distribute come and go on one time scale, resources come and go on a different (usually longer) time scale. Resource supply methods also come and go on a third time scale roughly intermediate between the other two. Institutions of power change at one rate, while the actual people and factions that control that power change on a generally much quicker tempo. To disparage admittedly quickly changing events in scare-quotes as fabricated "problems" and "conflicts", as jibberish may be unfair to the facts. A short-lived conflict can be very important, can nudge the long term currents into new channels. From a great enough distance, your claims are undoubtedly true. We should not get so caught up in the details that we get distracted from the long term story. But neither are the details totally negligible.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Time is money.  Russia has a genuine interest in resolving this conflict quickly (one way or another), this is the (short term) fact.  

Element's picture



No one should imagine for a moment that this is anything other than a standard proxy-state beginning to a larger global conflict, ...


Yes but it won't be recognized as a 'World-War', because the first 9/10ths of it will be passed off as protests and political discontent resulting in urban warfare, and total economic collapse (which came first, the chicken or the egg?), not an actual "global-war", even though the urban destruction will be all over the place.

This time it really will be different, but the result will be the same. The big boys with the really big bombs and the nerve gas will only get into it at the very end. And at that point, there will of course be mitigating circumstances, concocted, that demand forthright and swift actions be taken, and millions slaughtered per day - to save the children!

And that last part will be played as a "Just War" too, ... you can bet on it ... and you can bet the biggest war criminals will win that one too.

The Heart's picture

"And that last part will be played as a "Just War" too, ... you can bet on it ... and you can bet the biggest war criminals will win that one too."

Blessings to you Sir E.

One small factoid that might be added is, by the time the real corn pops, there may not be any communications, so when the big war criminals push buttons, many may not even know what or how things escalated so fast. Now, take that EMP thing for instance. Lots to consider in this one small possibility, and it's devastating effects.

Aw shucks, just as always inspired by the Wise Light at the end of the tunnel.



Sofa King Confused's picture

Russia should send 30 or 40 MIGS over to Syria and blow the Israelis out of the sky if they try that shit again.

FinalCollapse's picture

The don't need MIGS to do it. They can fire missiles from ground and blow the Nazi into pieces - even if they are flying far away over Lebanon.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

MIC angle: I'll believe Russian/Syrian capability when I see it.  We have not seen any Russian tech in action, even if used properly.  But this is a perfect time & place to field-test the latest toys on both/all sides.

Resource angle:  Israel needs more Syrian water, and both the US and Israel want an oil/gas pipeline from Iraq via Syria.

Geopolitical angle:  Israel wants weak, fractured neighbor states, and a nuke-free Iran -- so that they become The regional power, which has leveraged access to energy & resources.  Israel has NO intention of ever, ever settling with the Palestinians (native Jews who converted to Islam?) -- no matter what they say or many of its citizens hope or believe.  Iran needs to be nuke-free, so that they cannot fight back with a nuke, if they were invaded, and so that they don't provide one to Hezbollah.  The US wants to keep marginalizing and encircling Russia -- one country at a time. 

To borrow a line:  It's Complicated.  Always has been.

/ But America and its culture doesn't like "Complicated".  They like it simple.  They gotta have their Lone Hero, their Magic Bullet, their single-variable solution to everything.  The whole culture is raised/brainwashed that way, starting with "Sunday school".  It makes it so much easier to define the argument and manage the sheep, when you can reduce everything to one variable.  Who was is it in an upstream blog who said "grow up!"?  I agree:  Grow up! /s

The Heart's picture

"They gotta have their Lone Hero, their Magic Bullet, their single-variable solution to everything.  The whole culture is raised/brainwashed that way, starting with "Sunday school".  It makes it so much easier to define the argument and manage the sheep, when you can reduce everything to one variable."

And they call you Captain, sir.

Reading that the big flashing light goes off and you suddenly have the new movie, Iron Man 3. Blah blah blah, mind control and as you say so perfectly well, "BRAINWASHED that way, starting at Sunday School."

Do as they say. Just say no and turn off the drug, TV.


outofideas's picture

To be fair, the UN isn't exactly known to be a bastion of unadulterated, freedom loving, truth, are they?

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Obama says one thing, the UN says another...

FUCK. When two lying liars who lie 100% of the time contradict each other...

It's like that Star Trek episode where the robot's head explodes.

DeadFred's picture

But isn't it comforting to hear that someone gave sarin to Al Qaeda? But of course this is the good guy Al Qaeda not the bad guy Al Qaeda which makes it all right.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The same terrorists the Criminal Federal Government claim to be protecting us from are the same Al-CIA-duh terrorists they are arming, funding and training through Turkey, NATO and the rest of the parts of the world.

Ignatius's picture

Does this mean we now go to war with ourselves for supporting those that use WMDs?


S5936's picture

Perfect analysis !!! Nice work Bucko.

resurger's picture

We will fix the statment in no time to accomodate the US and Israel agenda

Sorry for the inconvenience.

The United Nations

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

If you have experience with Multi-Party Negotiations, you'd know that it doesn't even have to be a "Lie".  When you have multiple agendas, objectives, constraints and timeliness, it gets so complicated that you get exactly what we have:  A protracted mess! 

But, admittedly, adding "lies" and "conspiracies" to the mix... makes it seem so much simpler and more interesting.  ;-)

moonstears's picture

Lucrative Russian contracts for crude need Assad to prevail, he's what, Oxford schooled? Those elites are back fuckin' stabbers, all! My bad, England's "Eye Hospital" wiki is my friend, and always true!

Aurora Ex Machina's picture

Who do you think was behind the Britam hack? (GREP my comments from Jan if you want).

You know, the one outlining chemical weapon attacks for $?

In January.


I'd surmise that the leak (it doesn't matter if it was faked or genuine, but probably genuine) was a deliberate warning over strategy usage. Four months on, it gets used anyhow ~ of course the UN security council members not involved are going to point out the obvious. [edited to be less exact]


What they say in public is hardly what they're saying in private however.

GeezerGeek's picture

Clearly, the rebels discovered the WMD that Saddam buried in the sands of Syria prior to his demise. See, Clinton and Bush were right: Saddam had WMD. We were correct to nail his butt, even if he had no connection to 911. After all, he supposedly did go after Poppy Bush.

ToNYC's picture

They made molecules from the internet by 3-D printing and old books delivered by religious heli-drones.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Good, it will only destroy western fiat faster.  Talk about ruining a good thing.  Morons.

Element's picture

Every time I see this sort of geopolitical mess develop in the world and the stench of mind-blowing hypocrisy surrounding it, all I can think is, "you stupid bastards deserve everything you get." It doesn't help, but let's face it, the innocent children of such parents never had a chance with parents that dumb and complicit in the whole stinking process. That applies to all sides and tribes.

HardAssets's picture

Thats The Grand Plan - - - destroy worldwide fiat, push war right up to the edge of total nuclear destruction . . . so that the resultant turmoil creates a 'need' and cry for the New World Order.

Unfortunately its a feudalistic, Nazi world that they want. They are the enemies of Liberty and the enemies of Humanity.


LawsofPhysics's picture

From what I see already, the black markets are booming.  This will backfire in a big way and the world will simply become like Afghanistan as local tribes/clans really rule the local economies.  It's happening already and history is very clear on this.  If it becomes prohibitively expensive to do business in the "official" economy, everyone goes "underground".  Bribes and corruption become the new economy, and the state becomes powerless to do anything about it.  Shit, it's like this in India already as well.

TwoShortPlanks's picture

Same Dog, different Fleas. I’ve stated this before, but, back in in 1988 I was training for the first Gulf War a full 9 months prior to Saddam Insane invading Kuwait…this was to test ‘Interoperability’…this was the birth place of the ‘Coalition Of The Willing’...Exercise 'Caltrop Force'.

HardAssets's picture

TwoShortPlanks - as you probably know, Gen Wesley Clark went to the Pentagon after he retired and found out that the neo-cons had planned to cause the downfall of seven nations in five years in the Middle East/Central Asia region even before 9/11. They are just carrying out their insane game of global geo politics. That is of little solace to the widow of the G.I. whose 20 something husband got killed for the ego gratification, power lust, and profits of these mad men:

Shell Game's picture

There's a reason your Momma read you nursery rhymes of wolves dressed in sheep's clothing... The theology of John McCain, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol and ilk, FTMFW.  May they lose their heads...

thriftymost's picture

I was at Defense Language Institute back in 1987, and guess what? There were more guys in the Arabic language course than in the Russian--with the Cold War still on, and Soviet Union still bogeyman number one, I figured we were in for some major changes in the world.  I figured right!

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Re Coalition Of The Willing

aka Coalition Of The Koscher

- fixed.

i-dog's picture

Where's Colin Powell when you need him to produce story boards for the UN of the "evidence"?