Russia: Any Military Strike on Syria is inadmissible.
While the head of the Russian parliament’s International Affairs Committee, Alexei Pushkov, said that U.S. President Barack Obama should lose his Nobel Prize (awarded in 2009) if the United States attacks Syria without an approval by the United Nations (UN), some spokespersons for UN agencies have stated that the employees are continuing their work in Syria despite the increased rhetoric of war and threats by Washington and Paris to use military force against the Arab country.
The spokesman of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a recent press conference that nobody has told them to leave Syria. Meanwhile, the spokesman for the UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated that no special measures were taken despite the increased threats to launch a military attack on Syria.
The spokesman added that the UNHCR (UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees) has “planes for cases of additional influence of displaced persons.” Also a spokesman for the World Food Program (WFP) confirmed that the organization will continue its work in Syria.
In the meantime, the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow has published a new statement in regards of the increased war rhetoric and threats against the Syrian government by the administrations of the United States, France, Israel and Britain to launch a military strike on Syria.
The official statement by Russia Foreign Ministry says that any military strike on Syria that is not sanctioned by the UNSC (UN Security Council) would be inadmissible and it does not matter whether such a military attack on Damascus will represent a “limited” military strike or a full-scale attack on Syria. The statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry also says that a military strike on Syria not sanctioned by the UN Security Council (UNSC) would be unacceptable “no matter how limited” such an attack on the Arab country might be.
The published statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow can be taken as a response to the recent remarks by the U.S. President Barack Obama from Friday. US President Obama said earlier that a potential military attack on Syria would be a “limited operation” that is aimed at the punishing of the Syrian government.
However, the rhetoric of war in terms of just a “limited strike on Damascus” in order to punish the Syrian government for the alleged (and not confirmed) chemical weapons attack near Damascus last week represents a lot but it is not to believe.
Any military strike by Washington and its usual allies in such kind of wars will never be a “limited war / military strike” against Syria. There is certainly no chance that an attack on Damascus will be able to be a military strike on Syria that just lasts for some days. Further, the statement that such a strike against Syria will be carried out to punish the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons sounds very questionable.
The suffering of the Syrian people will increase in case Washington and its allies and proxies launch the war against Syria. In addition, such a military attack on Damascus will have dire consequences for the country and even the entire Middle East. Not to mention the possible reactions of Syria’s “allies” in case the U.S. military and other Western forces start the war on Syria.
And while the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not happy about the statements of U.S. President Barack Obama in regards of a “limited” military action against the Syrian government in Damascus, Russia rejects any kind of military action against Syria without an approval by the United Nations (UN).
However, the recent remarks by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan display his true colours. The Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan made the following remark in an interview with the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet:
“A limited military action will not satisfy us. It [the intervention] should be like in Kosovo.”
(Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Source
Thus, the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, a supporter of the foreign-terrorists fighting in Syria against the secular government under President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and a key ally of Washington and the Israeli regime, wants a full-scale military intervention (full-fledged war) against Syria – similar to the “military intervention” in Kosovo in 1999.
However, the military intervention in Kosovo is still a very serious topic and there are more and more sides who say that this intervention in Kosovo in 1999 was just another war crime by NATO member states. However, it comes as no surprise that the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan calls for a full-scale war on Syria.
At least, the Russian Foreign Ministry, and thus, the administration of Russia has a different opinion than the Turkish leadership in terms of a war against Syria by the United States and its allies such as France and the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv. Not to mention the totalitarian dictatorships in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, both also supporting the violence and terrorism in Syria since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.
The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said again on Friday that any unilateral military sanction that is bypassing the UNSC (UN Security Council) will be a direct violation of the international law and it does not matter how “limited” such a military sanction might be.
According to the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, such a unilateral military sanctions bypassing the UN Security Council (UNSC) will also undermine the possibility to solve the Syrian conflict and the crisis in the Arab country by diplomatic and political means. Further, any military intervention and action against Damascus will only bring “new round of confrontation and casualties” and has dire consequences for the entire region of the Middle East.
The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, finally said in this new statement from Moscow that “threats of striking Syria are being issued” by Western governments, although these sides should implement the decisions of the G8 summit in Lough Erne.
Alexander Lukashevich said the following in the official Russian statement on Friday:
“Threats of striking Syria are being issued instead of implementing the decisions of the G8 summit in Lough Erne [and] subsequent agreements to provide the UN Security Council with a comprehensive evaluation by UN experts, who investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.”