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Saying the U.N. resolution resembles "medieval calls for crusades," Vladimir Putin joins China...

Saying the U.N. resolution resembles "medieval calls for crusades," Vladimir Putin joins China in stepping up rhetoric against the coalition campaign. With such reservations, it's unclear why Russia and China abstained from the resolution vote, instead of using their veto to block it.
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  • HiSpeed
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    Everyone has an agenda.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    That is for certain. I just hope the US knows what its agenda is.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    He is spot on.
    Besides which, as an American, the action is unconstitutional because only congress can declare war.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:22 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Well, KGB Boy would surely know a thing or two about medieval behavior.

     

    As for the lack of a veto by Russia or China? How about this scenario: Q'Daffy survives and remains in power (not likely, but not impossible despite rhetoric to the contrary); Q'Daffy kicks out oil companies from evil western "crusader" nations; Q'Daffy gives oil contracts that the western companies had to oil companies from his new bestest buddies Russia and China. It might not be the most likely outcome, but it's a gamble that it cost Russia and China nothing to make so why not abstain instead of veto?
    21 Mar 2011, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    What did everybody expect? All of the weapons used by Libya including the crappy air defense systems came from Russia. Its time for the world media to slam on Russia/China for sitting around and letting civilians die at the hands of Daffy duck so they can profit.

     

    The backlash at a supposedly US bomb killing civilians is appalling. Especially considering those civilians freely want the US to under take such bombings and Daffy duck is clearly making it up.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    I'm thinking China and Russia voted their pocket books. Or should I say didn't vote in accordance with their pocket books.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • tigersam
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    Who cares what Russia or China thinks. Gadaffi is a dead man no mater what.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Apres moi, la deluge?
    M. Gadaffi
    21 Mar 2011, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Damned if you do damned if you don't, first O gets slammed for not supporting the "democratic uprising of the people of Libya" then he gets slammed for intervening.

     

    Such BS.

     

    I'd love to know what criteria our governments use to pick winners and losers, We aren't in Bahrain, or Yemen, didn't go to Tunisia, and talked proudly about how we would not intervene in Egypt while our military engaged in covert dialogue with their Egyprian counterparts.

     

    Surely Libya is once again about protecting US oil interests. Once again our "ideals" and "morality" are thrown out in order to protect the financial interests of very few. And the taxpayer gets the bill.

     

    I can count a few reasons why the Swiss Franc is a safe haven, but the best is likely that they don't have a ridiculous defense budget and don't engage in tremendously expensive international military efforts.
    21 Mar 2011, 10:56 AM Reply Like
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