Russia Says It Will Not Allow Syria No-Fly Zones (Reuters)

Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones (Reuters, June 18, 2013):

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, will not permit no-fly zones to be imposed over Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Monday.

“I think we fundamentally will not allow this scenario,” Lukashevich told a news briefing, adding that calls for a no-fly zone showed disrespect for international law.

Lukashevich spoke before planned talks between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a G8 summit in Northern Ireland which were expected to focus on the conflict in Syria that has killed at least 93,000 people.

Russia and the United States are trying to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to the negotiating table, but Moscow has criticized U.S. plans to arm rebel forces and to consider imposing a no-fly zone.

“All these maneuvers about no-fly zones and humanitarian corridors are a direct consequence of a lack of respect for international law,” Lukashevich said.

He said Russia did not want a scenario in Syria that resembled the events in Libya after the imposition of a no-fly zone which enabled NATO aircraft to help rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.

Related info:

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President Obama & President Morsi Plunge Middle East Into Chaos (Veterans Today)

Former French Foreign Minister: UK Planned War On Syria ‘Two Years Before The Violence In Syria Started’

Ron Paul Blasts Obama On Syria War Escalation – ‘Amongst The Syrian Rebels Are The Al-Qaeda’ (Video)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: No-Fly Zone In Syria Would Break International Law

Let’s Be Clear: Establishing A ‘No-Fly Zone’ Is An ACT Of War (The Atlantic)

War with Russia, anyone?

Putin Again Warns Netanyahu Hands Off Syria

Putin: Russia Will Not Tolerate Another Israeli Attack On Syria And Would Respond

Russia Sends At Least 12 Warships To Syria (Times Of Israel)

Flashback:

At the Commonwealth Club of California:

U.S. 4 Star General Wesley Clark, Oct 3, 2007: ‘We’re Gonna Attack And Destroy The Governments In 7 Countries In 5 Years’ … ‘Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Iran (Video)

… or here in this interview with Democracy Now:

Interview With US General Wesley Clark (Ret.): US Government Planned To ‘Take Out 7 Countries In 5 Years’: ‘Starting With Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Finishing Off Iran (Video)

Iraq flashback:

Newly-Released Memo By Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses

10-Year Iraq War Anniversary: Reflections On a Major Debacle

Tony Blair Was Warned By All 27 Senior Government Lawyers That Iraq War Was Illegal (Daily Express)

Tony Blair ‘knew Iraq did not have WMD before war started’ (Times)

US and UK knew that Iraq Didn’t Have WMDs

Dutch Inquiry: Iraq War Was Illegal, Had ‘No Basis In International Law’ (Guardian)

No Libya 2.0 in Syria!

1 thought on “Russia Says It Will Not Allow Syria No-Fly Zones (Reuters)

  1. I agree with Russia. We don’t need to be involved in more corporate enriching wars that ruin the lives of millions, impoverish our people at home and provide no good reason for being. Lets get out of there, the sooner the better.

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