U.S. Ambassador Slams Russia, China for ‘Defending Dictators on the Warpath’

Liberty Alerts, Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews.com

A frustrated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused some Security Council members Tuesday evening of going “to whatever lengths are necessary to defend dictators who are on the warpath,” after Russia and China cast a rare double veto to shoot down a resolution condemning Syrian President Bashar Assad’s violent crackdown on opponents.

Non-permanent members India, Brazil, South Africa and Lebanon abstained, further weakening the attempt to present a strong, unified message to Damascus.

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