UN Resolution “Isolating Russia” Doesn’t Actually Mention Russia

HansBrix

The Obamanites are celebrating the UN Resolution on Crimea as a major win that isolates Russia. One problem, it doesn’t actually mention Russia.

 

“United Nations General Assembly Vote Isolates Russia” is the Times headline. But then the Times story admits that the “two-page text does not identify Russia by name.”

It’s hard to claim that it’s isolating Russia, when it isn’t mentioning Russia. Also it’s a symbolic non-binding resolution.

Mr. Burns added: “It is also, indirectly, a warning to Putin to not go further in invading either Eastern Ukraine or Moldova or else face even greater global criticism.”

I’m sure Putin is trembling in his slippers at the thought of more indirect non-binding votes not even mentioning him.

The entire debate is mostly meaningless as it refers to the fake referendum, rather than the invasion, shifting the debate into Putin’s court.

The vote proves that Russia doesn’t have much support for its invasion of Ukraine, outside the usual places like Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba or North Korea; but it doesn’t have any meaningful opposition either.

The vote did go definitely against Russia, but like most totalitarian states, Putin’s Russia exists inside its own Iraqi Minister of Info alternative reality.

“This is a rather good result for us. We have earned a moral and political victory. There can be no question of Russia’s isolation in this situation,” Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.

If Putin ever falls, Vitaly can have Jen Psaki’s job at the State Department.

  • Gee

    Ah yes those “international law” General Assembly Resolutions. So important and legal /sarc off

    • Daniel Greenfield

      and vitally important too

      • A Z

        The UN & EU provides much needed jobs to PMs and others who have been voted out of office and would subsequently had to go home and find a civilian job.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          True, true

        • Gee

          In America they become lobbyists.

          • A Z

            I have only heard of a few joining a law firm. when they get voted out.

            What 80% or 90% have law degrees and yet they hang onto political office for dear life. Why is that? I don’t think most could make a living as a lawyer.

  • A Z

    Russia is massing troops on the border including tanks. It could all be for show to try to threaten Ukraine into further concessions.

    Of course as opportunistic a Putin, any thug or a warlord is, they are gaging the reaction of others to determine how much fight they have in them.

    Outside of domestic politics beating up Republicans and installing 1 party state in America, how much fight does Obama or other Democrats have?

  • RMthoughts

    The Cold War that divided the East and West maybe over but
    the old rivalry still lingers. The rivalry between the West and Russia is no
    longer one over diverging political philosophies, but purely over resources –
    and the money they produce from mainly oil, gas and pipelines.