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Syria unrest: West stirring civil war, says China paper




The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party has accused the West of provoking a civil war in Syria.

In a front page commentary, the People's Daily said that Western support of Syria's opposition would lead to "large-scale civil war".

In that case armed intervention would become unavoidable, it added.

A Syrian opposition activist in Homs has called for women and children to flee from the heavily bombarded area of Baba Amr.

Hadi Abdallah told the AFP news agency that residents of the suburb were living in cold and "unsustainable" conditions, and that they were "awaiting death".

Activists say government forces are strengthening their siege of Homs, where hundreds of opposition fighters are believed to be holding out.

Boycott callPresident Bashar al-Assad is pressing ahead with his plan to hold a referendum this Sunday on a new constitution for Syria.

China's Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun held talks with Mr Assad in Damascus at the weekend and backed his plans for the referendum.

Mr Zhai called for all sides to end the violence immediately.

Opposition groups have called for a boycott of the referendum, saying it cannot be held while violence continues.

On Sunday, the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told the BBC that the international community's ability to prevent a civil war in Syria had been constrained by Russia and China vetoing the recent UN Security Council draft resolution.

Mr Hague again called for the Syrian president to step down.

The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the party, said in its commentary: "If Western countries continue to fully support Syria's opposition, then in the end a large-scale civil war will erupt and there will be no way to thus avoid the possibility of foreign armed intervention."

The 11-month uprising against Mr Assad has claimed thousands of lives.

Human rights groups believe more than 7,000 people have been killed - while the government says at least 2,000 members of the security forces have died fighting militants.----

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17095882


Added: Feb-20-2012 Occurred On: Feb-20-2012
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  • why should we arm the opposition, let the arabs arm them if they want

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  • China is not stupid,they will realize also what Assad has been doing,.
    and they are to intertwined in America and China business relations to go to war with us,.China don't want no war with America,.
    Syria is just a bump in the road,.and Assad thinks he matters,..

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  • all those saying that the west should intervene >>WHY? we intervened in Iraq, look what has happened, we intervened in Afghanistan, look what has happened, we intervened in Libya, look what has happened>> loads of American, UK, and Coalition NON-muslim democratic soldiers have paid, and are still paying a heavy price in deaths and casualty's , to have gained WHAT ? absolutely nothing!! The main question is this Why are the Arab and Muslim countrys not getting involved? why should WE More..

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  • China and Russia are making money with war. There is no way in hell that they'll stop anytime soon. Don't forget what happens to leaders when the people grow tired with them...

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    • @markand can you explain to me how does china make money with war, and if it makes more money off wars than let's say, united states?

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    • @markand WTF China is making money from wars?

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    • @xyzzj They sell weapons and technology to countries like Iran, often through surrogates, in exchange for much reduced price oil to fuel their economy cheaply. Chinese weapons are all over the Middle East, and Africa,as well as central and South America. And they pay cash to "Leaders"on both sides in exchange for exclusive rights to resources,like oil, minerals, and rare earth metals. China thrives on chaos and death in other places. It's good for their long term business plans.

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    • @grunt nr one weapon dealer on this planet is still the united states my friend

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  • you mean like this?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions

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  • China just wants America to middle man the weapons,.but they want to sell them,they don't want America to get the winning hand,in a Country surly to fall,.China will not back up a Worldly known killer such as Assad,.
    that Dust piper is toast soon,..

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HssyL5bntE&feature=fvst

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  • China sells them weapons, so that makes them ethically correct. I really hope some of this muslim unrest spills into China one day.

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  • What you got here really is China, which is butt buddies with iran, blaming "The West"for what is really a Muslim Brotherhood insurgency. The same Al Qaeda terrorists who did it in Iraq and Yemen and other places are doing it in Syria, to create their Kaliphate. That's why "The West" won't intervene. Doesn't matter who wins, because the winners will still be assholes.

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  • dirty gooks... fuckin chinks make me sick... russky subhumans also...

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  • No no no no no no no. Syria is creating it's own troubles. THEY are creating their own civil war. The US has nothing to do with it. Stop blaming the US already for all the Middle East's problems.

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