Show Russia, China they will pay: Clinton

2012-07-06 14:01

Paris - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged world powers on Friday to show Russia and China they would pay a price for impeding progress toward a democratic transition in Syria.

"It is frankly not enough just to come to the Friends of the Syrian People [meeting] because I will tell you very frankly, I don't think Russia and China believe they are paying any price at all - nothing at all - for standing up on behalf of the Assad regime," Clinton said at a gathering of countries seeking to speed the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"The only way that will change is if every nation represented here directly and urgently makes it clear that Russia and China will pay a price because they are holding up progress - blockading it – [and] that is no longer tolerable."

Russia and China have in the past vetoed UN Security Council resolutions designed to pressure Assad, who has sought to crush a rebellion against his family's 42-year rule.

In her comments, Clinton repeated the US call for a Security Council resolution under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows the council to authorise actions ranging from diplomatic and economic sanctions to military intervention.

US officials have repeatedly said in the case of Syria they are talking about sanctions and not military intervention.

"We should go back and ask for a resolution in the Security Council that imposes real and immediate consequences for noncompliance, including sanctions under Chapter 7," Clinton said. She also called for countries to better enforce existing bilateral sanctions on Syria.

"Let me also add that confronted with the regime's noncompliance, it is difficult to imagine how the UN supervision mission can fulfil its responsibilities without a Chapter 7 enforcement mechanism," she said. "It is clear unarmed observers cannot monitor a ceasefire that does not exist."

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 14:09

    The Obama administration is allowing Russia and China to stand up on behalf of the unelected cold-blooded murder Assad. Clinton is looking squarely at its reflection when she makes these statements about them. Obama has let neo-Comminist regimes determine the freer world's response to Syria. Unconscionable and plain wrong.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-06 14:17

      How many promises has Obama neglected to date...

      ali.mutlak.5 - 2012-07-06 19:30

      Hillary Clinton should keep quite and allow other leaders to lead their people, she was not alive when her husband was president while Rwanda was killing themselves? Maybe she forget that she is US Secretary of State and not WORLD Secretary of State, she can give whatever conditions to Americans but not other countries... to hell with her

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-06 19:44

      Ali, Don't be so pathetically childish !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 19:46

      Ali, do you consider Assad a leader?

  • kaMazibuko - 2012-07-06 14:48

    TF she means they must pay ??? just like the US is paying for destroying Lybia and killing Brother Leader ???

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 15:01

      Another delusional uninformed person who calls himself an African while supporting the oppression of Africans by unelected leaders.

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-13 01:05

      I support your comment 1000% kaMazibuko

  • ivan.schoultz - 2012-07-06 14:49

    Mrs Clinton and her Cabal friends need another war, their coffers are empty: BIS has had their hands tied by the Trillion Dollar Lawsuit (to be refiled with more damning evidence); IMF is bankrupt; and Euro Central Bank hit a record 0% interest today; and the East continues to tighten the purse-strings. She and her bad-guy allies have been prevented many times from starting WWIII, primarily by China and Russia (more recently by the BRICS alliance) and she has no interest in a peaceful democratic Syria. She needs it to be in a state of war so that she can sell arms to BOTH sides; and sell Very Expensive Patented Pharma drugs to all the victims; have her buddies "rebuild" it when they're done demolishing it. She NEEDS a chaotic Syria, and THAT's why Russia and China MUST pay.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 15:02

      What absolute fabricated nonsense

      ivan.schoultz - 2012-07-06 15:28

      Synopsis on the Financial Warfare that is going on. It started with a Trillion Dollar Lawsuit: » Main: » History: and then the real huge article/series called Financial Tyranny: » Sections 1 - 6: » Sections 7 - 10: There was first wave of Liens that were filed in the US against the Feds: Then the second wave filed against the European-clique and the BIS is here: The Trillion Dollar Lawsuit has since been withdrawn, and will soon be refiled backed by more countries, and with a lot more damning evidence recently discovered in Indonesia. To understand it all in a nutshell, here is a crash-course in Fictional Banking:

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 15:44

      Well meaning but fabricated nonsense

      Greg - 2012-07-06 16:16

      Well said Ivan.. @ Fred, Ivan has to be simplistic, we cant expect him to write an essay to convince you, im not going to try either. Just do your own research and stop listening to the Main stream media's BS lies and propaganda. Syria is being invaded by mostly foreign immigrants, (Iraq Afghanistan) not to mention the presence of Al-Qa'ida which are "terrorist" and arms are being supplied to them by the west fuelling the war and putting the blame on Assad. I back Russia and China's decision. They are the only super powers left that arn't controlled by banks and Zionist Jews.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 17:08

      Shockingly racist and uninformed. Amazing there are people who believe this in 2012.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-07-06 18:10

      Don't be fooled Greg, "Fred" is actually cliche-generating software. It works by randomly taking words from the article, like 'Assad' or 'Russia' and then placing them into a commonly employed syntaxic string.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 18:47

      Fidel supports unelected dictators. In 2012.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-07 06:12

      Ivan, I got good news for you; Of the thousands of comments made re Syria, you are definatelly the frontrunner of those who have written the biggest load of CRAP and BS on this issue Congratulations !! Well done !! Keep it up !! And let me save you a lot of time, looking up and reading all these silly conspiracy stories; Watch RT an hour a day, and you get EVERYTHING negative about the West, more than you ever dreamt of !! They are brilliant at it, programs made to fit the mind, of the ones who don't want to think for themselves!!!!!

      chadjason.wilson - 2012-07-07 06:49

      Ivan while you and Fred bicker Syrian people are dying. If it were South Africa what would you want?

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-07-06 14:51

    You still don't get that hypocrisy simply can't work as a policy and that double standards really just mean that you have no standards at all. Russia and China are standing up to the mendacious and morally indefensible west and GCC. The psychopathic warmongers in the West need to restrain themselves and be restrained by their own people before others confront them....because World War 3 is a really bad idea. Idiots like this hideously ugly Clinton should be sent out to pasture with the other wildebeasts.

      ivan.schoultz - 2012-07-06 16:10

      Here is a list of "reasons" why "US-Democracy" had to come to Libya: The skinny is that Libya had to get a Rothschild-owned Central Bank installed against their will, so ... the destruction of the place HAD to occur so that the Banks could finance the rebuilding of the very place they profited from destroying in the first place.

      Greg - 2012-07-06 16:19

      I agree Fidel, The west are trying to get a grip on the west under the false guise of "Democracy". Look at Lybia, Iraq, Afghanistan. Next up its Syria, and lastly Iran. Russia and China wont stand for this, so there is hope. I just hope a war doesn't break out, although a financial war is inevitable, and essentially much more devastating.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 17:11

      Ivan, you too are in that delusional fringe of society that believes weird things relating to the world a hundred years ago, and distorted with personal negative fantasies. It's nonsense.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 17:17

      Greg, the west already has a grip on itself. You're supporting two neo-Communist regimes that have the worst human rights records of any country on Earth. They're supporting an UNELECTED dictator who's killing Syrians and their families because they want to vote for their leaders. How blind can you be to not see this. Assad is unelected. Fact. His father killed 20,000 people for the same reason. How many innocent people do you want to die at the hands of an unelected leader desperately trying to hold onto power. He's told you he's the bloody surgeon of Syria. Kofi Annan has told you he's not complying with the peace plan and has committed atrocities across Syria. This is who you ate supporting. Wake up! The blood of Syrians and their families is on YOUR hands.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-06 17:54

      I think the News24 Radical Club got hold of the 'thumbs up' button!!! Anyhow, Africa would have done well supporting the Syrian population , who are being slaughtered by a MASS MURDERER. Russia and China are not important for Africa, not at all !! Russia has never invested ONE ROEBEL in Africa, nor created one job !!! China will only invest on THEIR terms, ( recently they were going to invest in a large mining project in Ghana; their DEMAND; NO TAX FOR 25 YEARS !!!! Besides this, China has costs tens of thousands of Africans, their jobs!!! And the ones who are important to us, we preferrred to support their DICTATOR THUGS, instead of their populations !! Tunesia, Egypt and Libya , have all turned their backs onto Africa !!!! We are paying a heavy price for this dumb, stupid, ignorant behaviour

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-07-06 18:13

      I always find it amusing when emotional wrecks come on this site, and then get utterly confused and go on a tangent.

      ivan.schoultz - 2012-07-06 18:14

      @Fred & Co. We are most certainly NOT supporting any dictatorship nor the suppression of any population. What we are mobilizing against is a few Elite individuals who have taken it upon themselves to declare themselves the rightful rulers of the world. These people we call The Cabal, and they are the super-rich of the super-rich classes. These people currently control the Committee of 300 who "create" all wealth in computer screens from which all economies are subservient. They destroy nations through debt, and the money they "loaned" never existed to begin with. They own all the largest Banks and Financial institutions throughout the world, and they manipulate nations through financial pressure. They create economic booms and recessions and enrich themselves each time they do. Hillary Clinton is but a pawn of The Vatican. ALL of Syria is a VICTIM in their world-domination plans. Russia and China are preventing The Cabal from using Syria as an excuse to launch WWIII.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 18:49

      Ivan, the "we" you tdlk about would soon replace the cabal you imagine exists. It's happened over and over again throughout history. What's actually happening is you're looking at a reflection of yourselves in the mirror, the parts you're denying.

      dave.kofang - 2012-07-06 20:32

      Is Bahrain regime elected?They resently crushed demostrators with a help from USA.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-06 21:16

      Ivan, ""Hillary Clinton is but a pawn of The Vatican."" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Well done, you reached the level of Fidel and Patrick, congratulations !!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 21:52

      Dave, firstly this is an article about Syrians being killed by an unelected dictator, and the help they need. It's not about Bahrain. Your statement is therefore misplaced at best. Regarding Bahrain, your representation is faulty. You should educate yourself before expressing an opinion like this. It is misleading, to yourself and others.

      dave.kofang - 2012-07-07 07:07

      @Fred mister know-it-all,u hvnt answered my question.Is Bahrain,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia elected.Where do they get military assistance?Blind loyalty will take you nowhere.You always cry about ELECTIONS and overlooking US allies.

  • wallace.outkast - 2012-07-06 15:34

    she should shutt her hole!!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 17:18

      A deep, profound and intelligent contribution.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-07-06 18:06

    It's vastly amusing to see the USA impotent to do anything about China and Russia. Reduced to dissing them and looking weak and silly. What a comedown for the American colossus, now unable to order the Chinese or Russians to genuflect and bow and scrape. Hillary issuing threats she couldn't fulfill or carry out! Accept it, you can't do anything to make them 'pay a high price'. Thank God for the Russians , for Putin!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 18:51

      Sad that you find misapplication of power enjoyable, when Syrians and their families are being killed in their homes by an unelected dictator.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 19:47


      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-06 21:12

      Patrick, is all so confusing for you !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-06 21:28

      Fidel, ""It's vastly amusing to ........"" You must be, even amongst your radiacl buddies, one of the few people in the world, who believes, there is soo much 'amusing' re Syria!!! PRETTY SICK !!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-06 21:54

      Patrick, that's just nonsense. You're actually unwittingly part of the problem.

  • James Blacksmith - 2013-07-02 14:17

    Except Oxfam agreed that the USA should not militarise rebels in Syria? Good to sit cozy at the Southern tip of Africa while this one plays out.

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