Washington not seeking a peaceful solution for Syria crisis
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:8PM
''So the US has no policy, has no vision for the future or to help the Syrian people. They are going for (former British premier) Tony Blair’s regime change policy and, by the way, Tony Blair, the author of this policy back in the 90s is now an adviser to [US] President [Barack] Obama,'' Freeman said.The US analyst also said that Russia and China are opposing forced government change in Syria not only because of their ties with Damascus, but also because they want to stop this policy, since it might be aimed against them as well.
After Libya "the Russians, in particular, realize that this policy of overturning sovereign nations is also going to be aimed at them. China has a similar concern so they are going to fight this out. Not because of any immediate interest in Syria per se, although they have one, but because of a larger principle of stopping this policy," Freeman said.Freeman's remarks came after Moscow and Beijing vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution against the Syrian government, which called for new sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. HM/HGH/SS