In one of his more articulate moments, Gerorge W Bush said 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again' which is exactly what Russia and China have said to America and Britain with their veto of the UN security council resolution calling on increasing pressure on Syria.
British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, described the veto as 'mistaken' and the US ambassador, Susan Rice is said to be 'outraged' over the decision from Moscow and Beijing.
After the West demonstrated in Libya that they cannot be trusted because of the way they persuaded their fellow veto holders to back a resolution on a no-fly zone and promptly proceeded to abuse that resolution to justify their own agenda of regime change and act as the air force for one side in a civil war, why are they surprised they are no longer believed when it comes to humanitarian intervention?
This is what happens when previous trusts has been abused but what why did Russia and China get the West hot under the collar?
The US, Britain and France were pushing for a UN vote on a resolution threatening “targeted measures” if the Syrian regime does not halt its crackdown against civilians but Russia, China, India, South Africa and Brazil were opposed with the Russians stating they could not support the Vote unless a clause was inserted that there will be no military intervention of any kind by any external force and no opposition to the Syrian regime will be armed by external countries.
This was rejected by the US, UK & France and led to Hague and Rice's outrage.
So the usual suspects who made such a fine job in Libya recently (15,000 dead at the last count), refused to agree to no military action against Syria and raged at those opposing it from invading yet another Middle Eastern country out of love for freedom, justice, democracy and liberty.
Even Hillary Clinton has got in on the act, saying the UN had 'failed in its responsibility to maintain international peace and defend civilians'.
She even criticized Russia and China for failing to stand with Syria's protesters while they brave the streets to voice their opposition to Bashar Assad's regime and criticised countries still sending weapons to the Assad regime even as they are turned against innocent men, women and children.
Something America is dead against, unless the brutal thuggish regime is ruling over Bahrain who are on the brink of receiving $53 million's worth of weapons, mostly armoured Humm-Vees, perfect for use against those pesky demonstrators who annoyingly keep braving the streets to voice their opposition to the ruling regime.
Seems some Governments are to be overthrown when they brutally repress protesters and others are sold weapons to kill and wound even more.
The UK, US and France are not to be trusted when it comes to oil rich countries and UN Resolutions and even George W Bush almost knew that which is why he never bothered trying to get one in either of his wars.