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Thu Mar 24, 2022, 02:31 PM Mar 2022

Russia's "humanitarian" approach

Of course, yesterday Russia presented its resolution to the Security Council, which was denied. There was another resolution presented to the General Assembly. The difference between these two resolutions is that Russia carefully omitted any mention of the fact that they are the reason for the humanitarian crisis, while in the GA document the blame is publicly laid at Russia's feet.

So, Russia whined about it extensively, both during the meetings and during press conferences. Boo hoo.

So, let's run through it: First, Russia is the absolute cause of this humanitarian crisis. It's their war which they started, and the complete fix would be for them to stop fighting and withdraw from Ukraine.

Second, when safe corridors were first created, Russia shot them up in defiance, even though they had agreed to a cease fire. Next, they said, Okay, you can have two safe corridors, but they have to lead into Russia. No explanation for that.

Then, they simply threw up their hands and abducted hostages, transferring them into Russia. They are now abducting individual people from various places.

Now, they are angry because they can't get the UN to agree with them that they are not the cause of this heartbreaking situation. They are mentioning the "West" as being the baddies in any way they can.

In particular, they are upset that their "facts" are not treated as facts. Their "proof" consists of them opening their mouths with lies pouring forth. And, they are not willing to entertain the notion of actually stopping the fighting and withdrawing.

The UN needs to change its rules. If they can't kick Russia out, then at least fix the rules so the country responsible for the actual problem doesn't get a say so in the proposals. It is a waste of the UN's time.

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Russia's "humanitarian" approach (Original Post) EndlessWire Mar 2022 OP
maybe they should walk out of the UN like they did in 1950 Ray Bruns Mar 2022 #1
The Olympic Manifesto EndlessWire Mar 2022 #2


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2. The Olympic Manifesto
Thu Mar 24, 2022, 03:14 PM
Mar 2022

between Xi and Putin mentions extensively about how they intended to use the UN in their vision of the New World Order. I guess it isn't working out the way they wanted.

But, not to worry, the UN voted not to take any action on the resolution which passed the GA. So, it was just a PR fail on Russia's part.

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