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  •  Hmmmm.... (4+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, Sean X, Lawrence, greenbird

    Could it be the oil concessions both get from the Assad regime, as well as a significant portion of the Russian Federation's total arms sales come by way of Syria?

    From Amnesty International:

    Russia and China, two of five permanent members with veto powers, have blunted the teeth of the Security Council all but quashing its ability to end the violence. These permanent members of the Security Council have hidden behind the traditional stance of not interfering with the affairs of another state.

    Interestingly, what hasn’t been mentioned by the Russian or Chinese authorities is their major oil concessions in Syria. And that Russia relies on Syria for ten percent of its total arms sales.

    Amnesty International considered the Russian and Chinese governments’ double veto as “completely irresponsible” and a “shockingly callous betrayal of the people of Syria.”

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