Russia's Medvedev criticizes France for backing Syrian rebels

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Todd1 wrote:

This “late in the conflict” declaration of a neutral position is essentially washing its hands of the issue. The damage is already done. If we take a closer examination of the last several months of Russia’s so called neutrality, along with China’s, we see how it has done more to stand in the way of any real progress by preventing UN resolution attempts from succeeding and moving forward, in turn preventing any real intervention on behalf of the populous of Syria, possibly sparing countless numbers of civilians from death and displacement. While this may indeed be doing nothing, it was this nothing that actually allowed a great deal of something rather irresponsible and destructive to take place. You can’t claim you’re neutral by doing nothing when it was entirely within your power to prevent atrocities. That’s not neutral, that’s negligent. A declaration of negligence would be more in order.

Nov 26, 2012 8:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
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