Russia, China veto Syria Resolution
"Russia and China cast a rare double veto at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to block a U.S.- and European-backed draft resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on protesters", as reported in the Washington Post.
"The vote triggered an angry reaction from Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who walked out of the Security Council meeting in protest during the Syrian envoy’s statement, in which he accused the United States of being a “party to genocide” through its support of Israel on the council. The British envoy, Mark Lyall Grant, walked out some time after Rice."
Selective walkouts at the UN have a history, however, the Obama Administration, hunkered down on the campaign trail with a stagnated economy, has even bigger problems. America's prestige has been critically wounded by a weak Presidency. Russia and China feel emboldened with a President who was keen on apologizing for America, now embattled with little International credibility.
Obama's international self-fulfilling prophecy has been completed. Russia and China, however, will face a stronger America in about thirteen months, when Obama is rejected at the ballot box. The Republicans will be coming in with a mandate to cut taxes and grow the private economy as well as regroup United States foreign and military policy.
Russia and China, who should be taking advantage of temporary US weakness, are merely flailing about with old Cold War style obstinacy and affirming that they still have a keen liking of Nations who gun down there own citizens and roll tanks out to meet public dissent and protest. Despite the current American stagnation, China and Russia have made little progress internationally. They will soon be meeting American Resiliency. Help is on the way come November 2012 Election time.
Nations that have a natural inclination for authoritarian tyranny, often do better when counter weighted with Nations that have representative Republics of open democratic debate.