UWP challenges Labour Party government to state position on Syria

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UWP challenges Labour Party government to state position on Syria

Saint Lucians who witness the atrocities of the Syrian regime against its people are curious about the position of their government in relation to the Syrian conflict given St. Lucia’s membership of ALBA.

This is in light of the recent foreign policy review which was conducted by a committee headed by Dr. Vaughn Lewis. It is well established that the ALBA alliance is resolute in their support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of Syria given the fact that Syria has observer status in ALBA.

During a February 2012 meeting of ALBA territories, the leftist bloc issued a statement which stated as follows: “The heads of state and government of the Bolivarian Alliance (ALBA) reiterate their condemnation of the systematic policy of interference and destabilization in the brother Arab Republic of Syria which (the policy) intends to impose by force on the Syrian people a change in rulers, ……”.

In a press conference held on October 10, 2011 with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem, members of an ALBA delegation which visited Syria as a show of support denounced what they called a “conspiracy” against the Syrian government and blasted the “expansionist intentions of the US and its allies and their attempts to destabilize Syria”.

It is well known that one of the leading ALBA member territories has been making shipments of oil to the Syrian regime as a demonstration of the policy of support. We now know of the eminent US strike against Syria following the heartless snuffing out of almost 1,500 lives in a Damascus suburb last week by the Assad regime through the use of chemical munitions.

Against this scenario, the government of Saint Lucia is called upon to indicate where it stands with respect to the Syrian crisis. Are we supportive of America and the sentiments of most Saint Lucians to do something about the suffering of the Syrian people at the hands of the ruthless Assad regime?

Or are we standing in solidarity with our ALBA comrades in propping up the murderous Syrian regime? Perhaps this might be a good opportunity for the external affairs minister to revisit his: “Not over my dead body” statement.

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  1. As was said at a republican debate in in the house These are Political terrorist and we should denounce chastenet and his gang. I wonder how Stevenson king would have handle such a matter, Don't you think that thye uwp made a mistake in nominating allen instead of chastenet, Waiting for the media and journalist to tell us more about him and where does he stand on issues domestic and international.

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  2. We shouldn't support any terrorist group "US".
    We are part of ALBA why should we change that, we have no business in war, our business is building our economy. Why should we ever support the US who funded rebel forces to bring down the Libyan regime because they want to change their trading currency or lying about weapons of mass destruction (W.M.D) in Iraq which was never found even after they had won the war. It seems the US has a long history on such doings. And why does the U.W.P want us to side with the US lies just to destroy yet another nation for their gains? It seems like the U.W.P motives are clear to me now SMH...

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  3. This will be the start of world war three.Obama is doing this to help his muslim brotherhood friends.Good for Britian turning him down St Lucians should follow their mother country and denounce this coming war.

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  4. What is St. Lucia's position about the sun rising in the east? Ugh? Ugh? Then what is St. Lucia's position on fruits that ripe yellow? These and other deep questions that we must ponder because they are important. Someone has definitely gone haywire in the UWP.

    According to many local witnesses it seems the jihadists did it. And if they in fact did it who is going to attack their sponsors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey? SLU has no business taking sides in a situation that is unclear...especially when the jihadists previously used chemical warfare in May.

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  5. What does st lucia think? We thinkits atrocious. We getting involved, hell no. We have our own problems. Syria has a civil war goi ng on. Intervention is going to escalate this beyond syrias boundaries. Time the US realised your not the only super power, you dont need to lead the battle. Yes countries signed on to a no chemical weapons mandate after world war one. Syria didnt. The chemicals claimed to be used are used to put flouride in water, somthe US is equally guilty of chemical poisoning.

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    • I for one strongly agree with your comment, the US government are knowingly poisoning the population with their fluoridated water, aspartame sweetener, murderous genetically grown food for large cooperate gains. If you ask me, They're the real terrorist.

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  6. Is Michael son a pawn of the US Govt. Or an agent of the US Embassy in Barbados. Lets not forget he was or is a US Citizen. So we must be careful.

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    • I agree to that and looks like he'll just seek to impose all their policies on this beautiful country of ours indeed we must be very careful...

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  7. Harry to take a position you b have to be informed as to what is really happening. It is irresponsible to take a position without all the relevant facts

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    • Harry I just don't get it! St. Lucia's position on Syria in relation to what? To ALBA? Is that where you are going? If that is the case, then UWP is really desperate!

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  8. Is SLU in any position to do anything about the situation in Syria? Whats the point of the UWP making such a statement? If the UWP have nothing to say or do then just shut up!

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  9. The Syrian “rebels” used sarin gas in March, as reported by the UN, yet the US did not want to believe, or admit.
    Now we are to believe the Syrian govt, although Winning the war, chos used chemical weapons the day after the UN inspectors arrived?
    And note, this time the instructions to the UN team is to ONLY report IF gas was used, NOT who used it.
    The US lied about WMD and hundreds of thousands died in Iraq.
    Now UWP cheerleading the same for Syria?
    UWP playing politics with the lives of the Syrian people, SHAMEFUL.

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  10. Is this a statement by the UWP that they are in support of the US government. I would like to believe that all facts including the UN report would be reviewed prior to making a statement. Has there been solid evidence of the Syrian government doing wrong to warrant such strongly worded accusations.

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    • John 3:16 sammess. You were not brought up properly or you chose to be that way. Why the editor allows people like you to use such obsene words and do not delete it.

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