NBC: Russia and Syria: War of Words With West Is Worst in Decades
Barbarism. Mayhem. A New Hell. War Crimes.
The language of diplomacy has taken a turn over Russia's involvement in Syria, with the rhetoric crossing lines not seen since the Cold War.
A snap meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday underscored the undeniable shift — one which has not gone over well at the Kremlin.
The U.S., U.K. and France — which called the meeting — walked out in protest when Syria's representative took the podium, though not before firing parting shots.
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WNU Editor: I have not seen this rhetoric for years. I would say that it first started with the fall of Qaddafi in Libya .... when Russia accused the West of betrayal on what they had promised they were going to do in the first Libyan civil war. The Ukraine crisis .... followed by war and the annexation of Crimea coupled with sanctions .... that broke the "camel's back" in Russian - West relations. And now we have Syria .... where hostilities and differences are now wide open for all to see. Will this freeze in Russian - West relations continue .... considering what has been said this week and what is happening on the ground in Syria .... I will have to say yes. And as for another Cold War coupled with an arms buildup in Europe .... sadly .... that is happening right now.
More News On The War Of Words Between Russia And The West
Accusatory remarks between US and Russia intensify as siege of Aleppo continues -- RUDAW
Truce Crumbles in U.S.-Russia Distrust -- WSJ
US: Russia's actions in Syria not counter-terrorism but 'barbarism' -- Reuters
Russia blasts 'unacceptable rhetoric' from UK and US following accusations of Moscow 'war crimes' after Syrian jets dropped phosphorus on a rebel camp -- Daily Mail
Russia: Critical US, British Statements Could Hurt Situation in Syria -- VOA