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Syria: “Revolution + Blood – Oil = Veto”

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

Netizens are still enraged over Saturday's double veto by Beijing and Moscow of the United Nations Security Council draft resolution on ending 11 months of violence in Syria.

Iyad El Baghdadi tweets that this inaction by the UN completely erodes the organisation's legitimacy among Arabs:

@iyad_elbaghdadi: The veto also completely demolishes in the Arab mind the idea that the UNSC has any legitimacy or indeed is of any use. #Syria

Syrian Alexander Page notes:

@AlexanderPageSY: #China's Veto at UNSC means that thousands more of #Syria's innocent civilians will die #BoycottChina4Syria #BoycottChina

And Palestinian Dima Khatib compares the reaction to the massacres in Syria today to that in the Gaddafi-era Libya:

@Dima_Khatib: Libya + Revolution + Blood + Oil = NATO bombs. Syria + Revolution + Blood – Oil = Veto

Foreign Policy Editor Blake Hounshell comments:

@blakehounshell: In a way, the Russo-Chinese veto absolves the West of responsibility for #Syria. Little will to intervene.

Syrian Revolution notes:

@RevolutionSyria: The veto is just allowing Syria to kill more people

Syrian children condemn the veto. Photograph from Facebook group Syrian Days of Rage

Syrian children condemn the veto. Photograph from Facebook group Syrian Days of Rage

And Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi concludes:

@RedRazan: Veto or not, Assad will be toppled by the great people of #Syria.

Meanwhile, online activists have started a campaign to boycott Chinese products in retaliation against the Chinese veto. On Twitter, the campaign is run under the hash tag #BoycottChina4Syria.

Lina Tibi writes [ar]:

من أجل سوريا وشعبها واطفالها الذين يقتلون قاطعوا حق الفيتو الذي اعلنته الصين.. قاطعوا المنتجات الصينية
@LinaTibi: For the sake of Syria and its people and children, who are being killed, please boycott China's veto…Boycott Chinese products.

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

1 comment

  • ahmad

    I want just to ask, As a Syrian and has a twitter account, that there a selectivity in presentations the Syrian opinion on twitter, you are just focusing about one side from the Syrians.
    I hope you in the next time to depend on more diverse opinion like that showed on twitter, and if you need help i can offer to you.
    my greetings

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