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UN shenanigans on Syria

Posted by seumasach on February 2, 2012

Aisling Byrne

Asia Times

3rd February, 2012

“Viscous nasty business” … “aggressive pressure … by US diplomats”, “ferocious pressure on weaker non-permanent members”, the “type of pressure [that] is very, very difficult for weaker countries … to resist.” 

That’s how a former British diplomat at the United Nations, Carne Ross, described last September’s UN showdown over the Palestinian Authority’s bid for recognition for statehood. [1] “This is how power works.” he said.

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