Roger L. Simon

Dept. of Shooting Your Own Foot

From Reuters: Russia could veto a U.N. resolution that threatens Syria with sanctions if it does not cooperate with a probe into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian source at the United Nations as saying on Monday.

Russia never ceases to amaze in its lack of understanding of what is in its own self-interest.

UPDATE: Perhaps I spoke to soon (not the first time). According to The Australian: The UN Security Council has hammered out a tough resolution demanding that Syria co-operate with a probe into the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister or face possible sanctions.

Diplomats from Britain, France and the US told The New York Times they expected the resolution to pass the Security Council overnight and did not foresee a veto from China or Russia, the two countries most reluctant to punish Syria.