US hypocrisy at the UN: 'Incapable of shame'

The US ambassador to the UN has called Russia and Syria to account for the genocide of thousands in Aleppo Syria, forgetting the role of the US in many conflicts to date...

US hypocrisy at the UN: 'Incapable of shame'

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power in a rousing speech confronted Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies during a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday with a fierce address.

"To the Assad regime, Russia, and Iran, your forces and proxies are carrying out these crimes. Your barrel bombs and mortars and airstrikes have allowed the militia in Aleppo to encircle tens of thousands of civilians in your ever tightening noose," Power said.

The UN Security Council meeting was called amid reports that pro-government force, had executed and tortured dozens of civilians as they moved to clear rebel-held areas on Monday.

"It is your noose," Power said. "Three member states of the UN contributing to a noose around civilians. It should shame you. Instead, by all appearances, it is emboldening you. You are plotting your next assault. Are you truly incapable of shame?"

Many of the civilians executed by pro-government forces were injured and awaiting treatment in the city's makeshift medical facilities, according to reports from the scene. Others were trying to flee their homes.

"Is there literally nothing that can shame you?" Power said. "Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child, that gets under your skin? That just creeps you out a little bit? Is there nothing you will not lie about or justify?"

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